Meet the women activists fighting to save the world from the effects of climate change

With adverse climatic conditions prevailing across the globe, activists have stepped up their efforts with awareness campaigns to tackle the climate crisis. From 16-year-old Swedish Greta Thunberg to India’s Sunita Narain and others, here is a look at women working to save the planet.

At the recently concluded UN Climate Summit in New York, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg captivated members and the world with her sharp observations about the global efforts to tackle climate change.

As revealed by the United Nations, we have about 12 years to reduce our current carbon emissions before we reach the ‘no turning back’ point – after which no efforts can reverse the effects of climate change.

Extreme weather conditions around the world like the tropical storm in the Bahamas, the Amazon forest fires, cities like Cape Town and Chennai facing severe water crises are signs that climate change is affecting all parts of the world.

The onus shifts to the governments and people to take steps to reduce carbon emissions, move towards sustainable living, and save the human species from possible extinction.

Several youth and women leaders have stepped up to lead the fight against climate change and government inaction. From Greta Thunberg to Sunita Narain, here is a look at women who are trying to save the world from the effects of climate change.

 

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