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Climate activist Vanessa Nakate, of Uganda, delivers her speech during a Fridays for Future demonstration in Milan, Italy, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021.

Ugandan climate activist Vanessa Nakate: ‘We want climate action and our voices will not be silenced’

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Vanessa Nakate, a young activist from Uganda, is an advocate for climate justice in neglected communities across the “global south,” countries that are among the least responsible for causing climate change yet suffering the most from its effects.

Protesters demand the release of Indian climate activist Disha Ravi

India cracks down on climate activists supporting farmer protests

An estimated 100,000 people turned out for the climate strike in Berlin on Sept. 20, 2019.

In Germany, the politics of climate change are shifting beneath Merkel’s feet

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A sailboat is shown painted pink with the words, "Tell the Truth," written on the side.

Young climate activists want a seat at the table ‘before it’s too late’

Four girls sit in a row of protesters, one with a long braid is speaking and gesturing with her hands.

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes protest to climate-change denier Trump

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Nairobi youth climate strike

This high school sophomore from Minnesota ‘jumped on the bandwagon’ to save the planet

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When Anna Grace Hottinger, from Shoreview, Minnesota, heard her sister was evacuated due to the California wildfires, she knew she had to do something to fight against climate change. She joined Minnesota Can’t Wait, a climate advocacy group.

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How European kids are schooling politicians on climate change

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Thousands of students in Europe and elsewhere have been skipping school on Fridays to demand their governments take stronger action against climate change. Some teachers and politicians are pushing back, but the students are getting support from their elders as well.

A parade float in the image of Greta Thunberg holds two politicians by the ears

Students around the world expected to skip school for climate

Swedish student Greta Thunberg has energized students around the world, who are expected to skip classes on March 15 to demonstrate for climate change.