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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 03:05 AM

'We Have So Much More To Do,' Youth Climate Activists Declare As Davos Forum Closes

- 'We Have So Much More to Do,' Youth Climate Activists Declare as Global Elite Close Out Davos Forum.'- "It is time to get out of our comfort zones." Common Dreams, Jan. 24, 2020.

Youth climate activists marched through the streets of Davos, Switzerland Friday as the World Economic Forum wrapped up in a Fridays for Future demonstration underscoring their demand that the global elite act swiftly to tackle the climate emergency.

Among those taking part in the march were Rise Up Movement founder Vanessa Nakate of Uganda and School Strike for Climate trailblazer Greta Thunberg of Sweden. Thunberg has already taken forum participants to task this week for their vacuous promises and insufficient plans to rein in planet-cooking emissions.

WEEK 59 #ClimateStrike in Davos w/@GretaThunberg @Luisamneubauer @isabelle_ax and so many more amazing activists! We got a lot of work done this week, but we have so much more to do. See you next year #WEF2020 #WEF20 @wef pic.twitter.com/EGp9GesOUq — Alexandria Villaseñor is in Davos (@AlexandriaV2005) January 24, 2020

"As long as the science is being ignored, as long as the facts are not being taken into account, and as long as the situation is not being treated as a crisis, then world and business leaders can of course continue to ignore the situation," Thunberg said at a news conference Friday...

More, https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/01/24/we-have-so-much-more-do-youth-climate-activists-declare-global-elite-close-out-davos



- Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neubauer, Isabelle Axelsson, and Vanessa Nakate take part in a "Friday for future" youth demonstration in a street of Davos on January 24, 2020 on the sideline of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting.

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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 11:41 PM

1. 'Whites- Only' Photo Outrage: Vanessa Nakate, Ugandan Activist Cropped From Photo

'Outrage at whites-only image as Ugandan climate activist cropped from photo.' Vanessa Nakate was excised from image, which also featured Greta Thunberg, ‘purely on composition grounds’ says Associated Press. The Guardian, Jan., 25, 2020.

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate has called out racism in media after she was cropped out of a photo featuring prominent climate activists including Greta Thunberg, Loukina Tille, Luisa Neubauer and Isabelle Axelsson.

Nakate made the comment in a video which has since gone viral, adding that she now understood “the definition of the word racism” for the first time in her life.

The group had given a news conference in Davos on Friday when Nakate was then cropped out of a published version by the Associated Press, a US news agency. She questioned the removal on Twitter...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/24/whites-only-photo-uganda-climate-activist-vanessa-nakate

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