Thursday, October 24, 2019

Young Protesters Who are Leading the World.

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Climate Change
Edward Hessler

What is it with kids/young people these days?  

They are, writes Emma Marris for Nature, "using their moral authority as children, and their social media savvy to surf a rising tide of adult concern" for action on global climate change, fighting for stricter gun control laws, and "tackling global climate change as a matter of social justice."

Marris quotes Harriet Thew of the University of Leeds exactly what it is that these young activists recognize, emphasize and why they "have captured the world's attention." Thew notes that "'More and more, they are talking about the problems for people and really recognizing that human-environment connection."

In September, Domini Sengupta (NYT) wrote  profiles about eight of these young protesters. They are Keah Namugerwa (15, Uganda), Adriana Salazar (19, Bolivia), Nikhil Kalmegh (24, India), Ruby Sampson (18) and Ayakha Melithafa (17) both of South Africa, Freta Brown (16, Australia), Jamie Margolin (17, New York), Elijah McKenzie-Jackson (15, London), and Adriana Salazar (19, LaPaz).

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