Climate Kids

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Climate Kids

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THEY'RE YOUNG, MAD AS HELL AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE

Just over a year ago, Greta Thunberg began staging lone school strikes in front of Sweden’s parliament to draw attention to the problem of climate change. The movement Greta inspired has organised protests attended by millions around the world.

Who are the young activists behind this new global movement?

Fourteen-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor is a New York based climate activist who’s taken a leaf out of Greta’s protest book. Fifteen-year-old Jean Hinchliffe is organising Sydney’s climate strike rally, and she’s late for school, again. Twenty-three-year-old Luisa Neubauer is one of the faces of Europe’s ‘school strike for climate’ movement.

With exceptional access to three activists in three continents as they mobilise the public to pressure politicians to take urgent action on global warming, this inspiring special follows them as they prepare for a United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York by staging climate strikes across the globe.

A Foreign Correspondent Story

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Foreign Correspondent
Australian Broadcasting Corporation