From shifting weather patterns that threaten food production to rising sea levels that increase the risk of flooding, the impacts of climate change will be felt the world over. The Covid-19 pandemic’s economic and social disruption is but an introduction to the much larger and unprecedented socio-political and economic change that we anticipate from a changing climate.
The drivers of current climate change are largely human activity, like burning fossil fuels. This human-made problem also requires human-led solutions, and young people have been at the forefront of pushing for change. Activists like Greta Thunberg have made impact on a global scale, uniting with other forward-thinking young people and pushing global leaders to consider what the impact of their decisions will be on future generations.
This year the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop26) will take place in Glasgow, UK. What should be on the agenda?