In the speech that launched a thousand strikes, 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg told participants at COP24 in December 2018: “You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet.”

Later, Mary Robinson, former Irish president and now chair of the Elders (a group of independent global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela) commented on these words and the school strikes taking place in Australia: “What I love is the fact that Greta mentioned climate justice and it ...


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