Youth Activism Leads Push For Climate Change Action

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Youth Activism Leads Push For Climate Change Action
Students are skipping school to demand action on climate change. Newsy caught up with a 16-year-old activist who's leading the fight in Illinois.
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A wave of youth activism has swept across the world after multiple scientific reports warned of the dangers posed by unchecked climate change. Students are at the forefront of demonstrations, skipping school to speak out against what they see as politicians' inadequate response to the problem. Newsy's Jay Strubberg followed a Chicago-area teen activist who organized a protest — one small portion of a growing movement.