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"Portuguese children sue 33 countries over climate change at European court"

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“I am afraid for the future,” she said. “Lately, it is already impossible to exercise outdoors. If that was only for a few days it would be fine but the heatwaves are extreme and recurring. I live with the feeling my home is becoming more hostile each year. It scares me a lot.”

The Guardian

COVID-19 lets the topic of climate change take a back seat, but COVID-19 also shows that something must change. I really hope that these young people will succeed and that a verdict will actually be passed that obliges governments to do something. What makes me angry is that politicians, who probably won’t even experience the effects of climate change anymore, let themselves be influenced (and probably paid directly or indirectly) to make sure that nothing changes.

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/sep/03/portuguese-children-sue-33-countries-over-climate-change-at-european-court

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