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“COP26 Is a Failure”: Greta Thunberg Says COP Is Now a PR Event

By Aida El-Hajjar, age 12

The Conference of the Parties, or COP, is an annual gathering of world leaders to discuss one issue that has occupied billions of minds: climate change. This year’s COP26 was held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Currently 197 countries participate in the COP. The conference, which was postponed last year because of the pandemic, was considered “a big check-up” to the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

“It’s a Collective Grieving Process”: IndyKids Discusses Overcoming Climate Anxiety with Youth Unstoppable Director, Slater Jewel-Kemker

With youth that are hyperconnected to the internet and media, not only do we feel the impacts of climate change where we live, but we see natural disasters all over the world online. This is bringing to light one of the more unnoticed effects of climate change: anxiety among young people. 

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act Hits Back at Police Brutality

By Samaria Bunburry, age 14 Following nationwide protests after the murder of unarmed Black man, George Floyd, the House of Representatives passed the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act in March this year. The legislation aims to reduce the number of Black victims of police brutality, change the policing experience of everyone and ensure that …

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Indigenous Youth Run 93 Miles to Put Pressure on President Biden to Close the Dakota Access Pipeline

By Musa Hasan, age 12 Several dozen Indigenous youth, some as young as 9 years old, from Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservation ran 93 miles to put pressure on President Biden to close the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The event took place on Feb. 9, 2021, in sub-zero temperatures, starting in Timber Lake, South …

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