In the wake of recent strikes by young people across the UK to protest climate change inaction, this month’s issue of Geographical takes a closer look at the growing global youth protestor movement.
In the US, 21 young people have challenged their government's endorsement of fossil fuels with a lawsuit. Whilst in Europe, Greta Thunberg, a youth climate activist, confronted world leaders at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Poland, leading to student strikes across the continent and as far afield as Australia. Although the extent to which these movements will be credited as influencing changes to international climate change policy is unclear, what is certain is that young people across the globe have become engaged with this issue.
Other articles this month feature a look at the recent thawing of relations between Ethiopia and Eritrea and its real-world impacts on the ground; a spotlight on wild dog conservation in Zambia’s national parks; and a look at the results of the Blue Hole Belize scientific expedition which took place at the end of last year.
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The Society congratulates the nine geographers elected this week as Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.
The Society’s Immediate Past President, Nicholas Crane, is giving the 55th Annual Tyneside Geographical Society Lecture in Newcastle at the end of the month.
Scientific sensors are typically very expensive, but you can learn how to design and build your own for much less at our workshop on 1 April.
With another nationwide climate change strike planned for tomorrow, our Head of Education and Outdoor Learning, Steve Brace has highlighted that climate change is a key part of geography.
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