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Teenage climate activists like Greta Thunberg give me hope for the future—we must take their demands seriously

Our young people have gone out on the streets to remind us that we have to look at this problem squarely in the face and do something about it

By Ray Monk  

Young people protest against climate change in Brussels. Photo: PA

Friday the 15th was my birthday and the best present I received was given to me by thousands of children I have never met. That present was nothing less than hope for the future.

In recent times, there have been plenty of reasons to despair. Yes, Brexit and Donald Trump are bad enough, but worse, much worse is the threat to life itself on our planet posed by the way we humans have chosen to live.

I wish this…

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