August 17, 2020

China teenage climate warrior fights a lonely battle

Guilin (China) (AFP) – While most of her peers are preparing for university or enjoying summer vacation, 17-year-old Howey Ou is braving intimidation and criticism in China to save the world from climate catastrophe.Young environmental activists around the world have skipped school to attend marches in protest at global inaction over climate change.But in China, grassroots social movements are heavily suppressed by the government, and the movement is severely lacking in participants.It has changed Ou’s life though. She was inspired by Swedish teenage climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, and held…


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