Greta Thunberg started skipping classes in September last year to campaign for climate change. By November, her movement had gone global. Photo: Handout
James Rose
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James Rose

To understand climate change better, we need more Greta Thunbergs, not more scientific data

  • The Swedish teenager whose school strikes inspired the world made us stop and think. Climate change is undeniable and must stop being seen as contentious but, for that to happen, we need more Greta Thunbergs and their stories

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Greta Thunberg started skipping classes in September last year to campaign for climate change. By November, her movement had gone global. Photo: Handout
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A passenger airliner flies past smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing in 2017. Photo: AP
Melissa Brown
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Melissa Brown

The problem with China’s ‘clean coal’ push is that there is no such thing as ‘clean coal’

  • China’s leadership in renewable energy is at odds with the fact that it has too much coal-fired power capacity. But Beijing is not yet ready to make the tough decisions necessary to acknowledge the problem and downsize coal production

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A passenger airliner flies past smoke emitted from a coal-fired power plant in Beijing in 2017. Photo: AP
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