CLIMATE CHANGE ROUND UP FOR THE WEEK ENDING OCT 19 2019

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Corbyn and Sanders vow to crack down on fossil fuel firms

Climate activist Greta Thunberg says she is coming to Alberta

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden ‘doesn’t understand’ Alberta, environment minister says

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Corbyn and Sanders vow to crack down on fossil fuel firms

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic have pledged to crack down on fossil fuel companies in light of the Guardian’s investigation revealing that the world’s leading fossil fuel giants are linked to more than a third of carbon emissions in the modern era.

Bernie Sanders, leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and the UK Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, said they would take measures to rein in big oil corporations to protect the public and prevent the worst impacts of climate breakdown.

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Activist Greta Thunberg arrives in Alberta ahead of climate strike at legislature

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has followed through on her pledge to visit the heartland of Canada’s oil and gas industry, showing up in downtown Calgary on Wednesday and planning to join a climate strike at the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton on Friday.

The Swedish teen — who founded the Fridays For Future climate strikes that have galvanized young people around the world — was spotted on Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary on Wednesday morning. She told a Radio-Canada reporter who saw her that she had no public events planned in Calgary and would travel to Edmonton within hours.

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Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden ‘doesn’t understand’ Alberta, environment minister says

UCP government has no plans to contact Thunberg ahead of her visit to the province

Alberta’s environment minister says Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg “doesn’t understand” the province, and signalled the government won’t be laying out the welcome mat for the 16-year-old’s upcoming visit.

Speaking to reporters outside the Alberta Legislature on Tuesday, Environment Minister Jason Nixon said Thunberg hasn’t reached out to the UCP government, and the government has no plans to contact her.

“I do hope that if she does come to our beautiful province, she takes the time to talk to our state-of-the-art industry partners, who are working tirelessly to continue to produce the most ethical and environmentally friendly oil and gas products in the world,” Nixon said.

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