Stolen Childhoods – youth activism in the climate crisis 

By Abigail Hedges

From Fridays for Future school strikes to her now infamous speech in the UN, you’d be hard pushed to find anyone who hasn’t heard of Greta Thunberg as the face of youth climate action. But Greta is not alone. Her outraged cries of “how dare you!” in the UN echo the shouts of children across the globe whose childhoods are being decimated by the devasting effects of climate change and whose futures on this planet look uncertain at best.

Whilst youth activists call louder than ever for our world leaders to take more radical climate action, the question arises – will they listen?

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