Nov 21, 2019

Coldplay suspends touring over environmental concerns

Chris Martin of Coldplay performs in Argentina in 2017. Photo: Santiago Bluguermann/Getty Images

Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay, said in an interview with the BBC Thursday that the band will not tour its latest album, "Everyday Life," because of concerns over the environmental impact of global tours.

The big picture: Instead of a tour, the band will broadcast two performances from Amman, Jordan, for free on YouTube on Friday, Nov. 22 — the new album's release date.

What they're saying: "We're taking time over the next year or two to work out how our tour can not only be sustainable [but] how can it be actively beneficial," Martin told BBC News. "All of us have to work out the best way of doing our job."

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"SNL" cold open weighs in on Trump and climate activist Greta Thunberg

A screenshot of "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as climate activist Greta Thunberg on the latest "Saturday Night Live" episode. Photo: NBC

"Saturday Night Live" star Kate McKinnon stole the show as climate activist Greta Thunberg responding to President Trump's criticism of her, as "SNL" skewered a range of topics in its latest cold open.

Donald Trump, step to me and I will come at you like a plastic straw comes at a turtle. And I cannot believe I’m saying this to a 70-year-old man, but grow up."
— "SNL" star Kate McKinnon as Thunberg
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Greta Thunberg is Time's 2019 Person of the Year

Greta Thunberg. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has become the youngest person, at the age of 16 years old, to be selected as Time Magazine's Person of the Year.

Context: Thunberg has received international attention and praise for her work to raise awareness on climate change — symbolizing a generational movement against the issue. She inspired millions of students to go on strike earlier this year, demanding governments take action against pollution.

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Trump calls Time's decision to name Greta Thunberg as Person of the Year "so ridiculous"

President Trump called TIME's decision to name 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg as its 2019 Person of the Year "so ridiculous" in a Thursday tweet.

"So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!"

The big picture: Thunberg — who has openly discussed the fact that she has been diagnosed with Asperger's, which is on the autism spectrum — fired back by changing her Twitter bio to read, "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

Go deeperArrowUpdated Dec 12, 2019