Suzanne harrington To the fizzing excitement of millions of tweens everywhere, the Disney movie Frozen II is almost upon us. This time Elsa and Anna will take off somewhere even more frozen, accompanied by a freezer full of songs and Olaf the snowman. Cue merchandising tsunami. As before, it’s the sisters who are the stars of the show; there is no male lead. No prince, no hero, no rescuer. The heroines are self-rescuing.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
When Greta Thunberg told world leaders at the UN, “People are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth,” world leaders dismissed her.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
I don’t go to many protests. But I went to the ‘Climate one’ last Friday week. I don’t mean to put myself at the centre of the story or anything — who am I kidding, of course I do — but the fact that the Likes of Me went along is noteworthy.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
WHEREVER Greta Thunberg is right now I hope it is quiet and somewhere that gives her enjoyment. It is the least the 16-year-old deserves after a sustained period of almost literally carrying the weight of our ever-heating world on her young shoulders.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to miss lessons and protest for faster action against climate change, plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
“We need a whole new way of thinking. The political system that adults have created is all about competition. You cheat when you can because all that matters is to win… we need to start co-operating and sharing the remaining resources of this planet in a fair way.”
Mon, 25 Mar, 2019