Young, furious and fighting back on climate change

Greta Thunberg and other young activists are right to be angered by apathy and condescension. Their message is fundamentally positive: action over anxiety, optimism despite the odds.

WASHINGTON • Sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg, who this month sailed across the Atlantic Ocean to make a point about carbon emissions and address Congress in Washington, and who on Monday spoke to the United Nations in New York, has been subjected to the kind of scorn and viciousness that prove the point of the revolt of her generation.

Australian conservative climate-change denier Andrew Bolt called the Swedish teenager "deeply disturbed" and "freakishly influential".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2019, with the headline 'Young, furious and fighting back on climate change'. Print Edition | Subscribe