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Thunberg speaks at the Youth Climate Strike in New York, where an estimated quarter of a million people marched to protest government inaction on the climate crisis. Peter Foley/EPA

Greta Thunberg’s voice speaks just as loud as her words

The human voice is a sonic fingerprint - and Greta Thunberg's tells a powerful story.
Young environmentalists are putting the ethical dimensions of climate change at the center of a global debate that has historically focused on politics, efficiency and cost-benefits analysis. AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate

Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre left, joins a coalition of youth climate leaders and environmental groups during a climate strike outside the United Nations, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

#Fridaysforfuture: When youth push the environmental movement towards climate justice

A research team of youth climate activists and academics is examining how environmentalists learn about solidarity and justice.
Popular climate movements are gaining momentum around the world. AAP Image/Darren England

Can environmental populism save the planet?

Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
Days of protest by Extinction Rebellion have brought parts of London to a standstill. Shutterstock

UK becomes first country to declare a ‘climate emergency’

The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.
Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr., alongside Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor and activist. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

3 ways activist kids these days resemble their predecessors

These youngsters have ample fervor, and they are dramatically photogenic. Dismissing them as being fake or lightweight can spell trouble for members of the establishment.

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