The Climate Kids are Coming

17 May 2019 #587

Cover Story: The Climate Kids are Coming

The Climate Kids are Coming


In September 2018, a Swedish teenager decided to strike from school to protest her country’s lack of action on climate change. By March this year, up to 1 million children around the world followed suit, including 150,000 Australian schoolkids.

In this edition we speak to Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old who started it all, and has now been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She talks about why she won’t stop until world leaders take action on climate change, and how being on the autism spectrum has helped her campaign. PLUS we interview two Australian teenagers who are determined to cut this country’s emissions.

More highlights in this edition:

Unlocking empathy: A thought-provoking article about why our brains turn off in the face of difficult issues – like homelessness – and how we can turn them back on.
• In Letter to My Younger Self, Kiefer Sutherland talks fortune cookies, fame and becoming a father at 19.
• In Tastes Like Home, Sweet’s Queen Helen Goh shares her recipe for Pineapple Tarts, and why they are special to her.
• Melbourne vendor Mariann B writes about the difficulties of renting with pets.
• Queensland vendor Mark takes us on a tour of his favourite spots on the Gold Coast in the latest Vendor Tour Guide.

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