Thinking Aloud

Young activists a reminder of why climate action matters

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

Oliver Chua Rui is only 11, but he has lived through six of the 10 warmest years on record in Singapore.

On Sept 21, he took to the stage at Singapore's first climate rally in Hong Lim Park and asked: How habitable will Singapore be in 46 years' time, when it celebrates its 100th birthday?

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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'. Print Edition | Subscribe