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The cult of children

At the UN Climate Action Summit, Greta Thunberg admonished the world's leaders for playing fast and loose with the futures of the young

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Greta Thunberg | Climate Change | climate plan

Shougat Dasgupta 



Shougat Dasgupta

For the embarrassingly sycophantic Indian media, last month’s United Nations general assembly was all about Prime Minister Narendra Modi. But the only global leader the rest of the world wanted to hear from was . The teenage Swedish activist has become the cynosure of a global movement to hold governments to account for their promises to cut carbon emissions. In New York, at the UN Climate Action Summit, Thunberg admonished the world’s leaders for playing fast and loose with the futures of the young, for focusing on money and politics when all the science points to catastrophe if a commitment is not made to reversing the anthropogenic impact on .

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First Published: Fri, October 11 2019. 23:34 IST

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