Young people are often referred to as future leaders yet the future is now. This statement is not only a cliché, but the more it is used the more our insincerity glares down at us. What if we actually meant what we said as a society, as opinion leaders, as a country and as a continent, asks Oliviah Tawarar.
African Youth Arise for People and Nature
WWF, 20 May 2019
Young people are often referred to as future leaders yet the future is now. This statement is not only cliché, but the more it is used the more our insincerity glares down… Read more »
Pupils to Study Climate Change, Green Economy Next Academic Year
Ghanaian Times, 16 May 2019
Primary school pupils, will from the forthcoming academic year -beginning September - start learning climate change and green economy as part of the new education curriculum. Read more »
A New 'Climate Strike' - Opting for No Children As Climate Fears Grow
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 May 2019
German schoolteacher Verena Brunschweiger decided shortly after her marriage not to have children - not because she did not want them but because she felt she could not justify the… Read more »
The Climate Strikes Are What We've All Been Waiting for
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 12 April 2019
For the last 20 to 30 years the environmental movement has been waiting for the public to care about the climate Read more »
Biggest Global Climate Mobilisation Should Inspire Grown-Ups
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 20 March 2019
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Read more »
Climate Strike - Hundreds of Thousands Unite for the Planet's Future
IPS, 16 March 2019
Friday, Mar. 15, hundreds of thousands of young people across the world took to the streets to join the climate strike. "We are demonstrating today for our planet and for our… Read more »
Climate Kids March for Climate Action
News24Wire, 7 March 2019
There is a new movement in South Africa led by "climate kids" who will join a global school strike on March 15 to call for climate action from governments who they say are… Read more »
Children May Be Their Parents' Best Climate-Change Teachers, Scientists Find
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 6 May 2019
Teenagers in the U.S. coastal state of North Carolina who were schooled in the basics of man-made climate change saw their parents grow more concerned about the issue, scientists… Read more »
Young People Get Tough With Older Generations Over 'Messed-Up Planet'
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 December 2018
Naturalist David Attenborough says he feels "misery" that young people have been betrayed by a lack of rapid action on climate changes Read more »
Yes, we know that the bad news about what people have done to the planet can be pretty overwhelming but we, governments and corporations need to sit up, take note Read more »
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