Heroes of the Week: Youth Activists That Flooded the Stage at the UN Climate Meeting

This week’s climate meeting had lots of “stars” come to deliver important messages — Harrison Ford, Mike Bloomberg, Al Gore, John Kerry and of course, Greta Thunberg.  But the young activists from Fridays for the Future and countless other youth groups who were everywhere at this meeting had an even bigger impact.  They flooded the side events, engaged with both delegates and observers, spoke on a plethora of panels, tweeted, posted and organized.  And then they took over the meeting — only briefly before security hauled them off — but they made their point. They intend to hold the political leaders here accountable.  Greta is the face of this movement, but it is powered by tens of thousands of young people around the world.  And for refusing to be marginalized, we salute the youth protesters at the COP this week who really got the delegates’ attention.  “FridaysforFuture #TimeForAction

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