“Our house is on fire,” Greta Thunberg told delegates at the World Economic Forum last January. In the months that followed, “Greta” became the uncompromising spokesperson for a global movement.
Last September’s series of co-ordinated international street protests demanding action on climate change were among the largest the world has seen. Mother nature provided the backdrop: climate events in 2019 — flooding in the US Midwest, Hurricane Dorian in the Caribbean, firestorms in Australia — could hardly have been more extreme.
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