Real Leaders

Chinese Artist Creates Wedding Dress Made From Masks to Show Hope

Wearing a dress she made of eight giant plastic inflatable roses over a wire structure and a headpiece crowned by a globe, Chinese performance artist Kong Ning is using fashion to draw attention to environmental protection. “Roses represent love,” she said on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. “I think I have responsibility to […]

Pope Says Nature Will Not Forgive Our Trespasses

Pope Francis made an impassioned plea for protection of the environment on Wednesday’s 50th anniversary of the first Earth Day, saying the coronavirus pandemic had shown that some challenges had to be met with a global response. Francis praised the environmental movement, saying it was necessary for young people to “take to the streets to […]

Time to Tackle Two Crises at Once, Activist Thunberg Says on Earth Day

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joined calls for a combined effort to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis, saying the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday was the time to choose a “new way forward”. Dramatic improvements in air and water quality as coronavirus lockdowns have cut pollution have prompted calls for a low-carbon future, […]