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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: December
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: Melbourne, Australia
Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing
Author(s): Clive Hamilton
Categories: Climate change
“It’s a lot of shit to be dumped on you,
when you’re just trying to find your way in the world”
In September 2019, some four million young people in hundreds of cities around the world joined the School Strike for Climate Action, probably the largest ever student protests. Although the protests attracted countless news stories, we know little about the experiences and struggles of the young people involved in this global movement. What moved them to become involved? What has their involvement meant for them? What are their fears for the future? And how do they cope with them?
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