Greta Thunberg going radical won't help the planet

Political leaders around the globe have celebrated the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg - but can they handle her as she and her supporters turn more radical?

The protests launched in big cities worldwide by the environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion are a first test. Extinction Rebellion, like Greta, wants governments to treat climate change as an emergency and to take urgent action to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 11, 2019, with the headline 'Greta Thunberg going radical won't help the planet'. Subscribe