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Young activists a reminder of why climate action matters

Their actions should push leaders to step up measures to mitigate and adapt to problem

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Rather, their actions should push leaders to step up measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.

The younger generation's resolve to combat the climate crisis is not just borne out of concern for their future and that of the planet they will inherit. It is backed by science, including three recent heavyweight reports by a UN-led global panel of experts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 29, 2019, with the headline Young activists a reminder of why climate action matters. Subscribe