The Amazon forest fires have made us all realise that climate change and making it our top priority is the need of the hour. While many have still been ignoring the fact the change in the climate is super real, a lot of people around the globe have fought for the environment to save resources for the future generations. 


Here are a few young climate activists who have been fighting climate change one protest at a time.  

1. Greta Thunberg 

Hailing from Sweden, Greta is the fearless youth icon who has relentlessly fought for the climate. At just 16 years of age, Thunberg has made many politicians and people speechless with her impactful words. She not only holds regular strikes for the environment, but motivates a lot of young activists to contest climate change as well.  

Greta is the founder of the Fridays for Future, a youth climate strike movement as well. 

2. John Paul Jose 

This 22-year-old Indian activist has opposed climate change through an Indian perspective. He talks about how badly Indian forests and its climate is affected by the rise of climate change. He talks about sustainable development and how Indians are trying to save water, food and trees. 

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“Fossil Fuel Free Future – Climate Strike, India Climate Change is often misunderstood with occasional issues like Delhi air pollution, deforestation in particular areas, etc. However, they are various aspects of the causes of Climate Change. But, the pace of development with fossil fuel emissions and resulting global warming remains central to the climate crisis. Political leaders often defend climate actions with policies of renewable energy investments, tree plantations etc, but on the other side huge subsidies on fossil fuels, lack of switching energy consumption to renewables remains a core issue no one fights for. We need a new way of life to sustain life on the planet. As the development cross the planetary boundaries with over-extraction of resources and accumulation of wealth the future generations at left out with fewer resources, polluted air and water and a whole mess of old generations. It’s time to start thinking and see will we be able to travel around and see a green planet or sunk, deteriorating and dry spaces. #fridaysforfuture #gretathunberg #youthstrike4climate #youthgoals #delhi #india #extinctionrebellion #globalwarming#greennewdeal #election2020 #climatestrike #climateaction #climatechange #schoolstrike4climate #scientistsofinstagram #schoolstudents #makeearthgreatagain #johnpauljose #noplanetb #climatejusticenow #schoolstrike #fridays4future #youthclimatestrike #elections2019 #gretathunberg #studentstrike #whateverittakes #earthstrike #cleanenergy #earthday

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3. Isra Hirsi 

Isra is a 16-year-old African-American Muslim who organises student climate strikes. She encourages inter-sectional people take part in the movement for climate justice. She also is the founder of US Youth Climate Strike that encourages the youth to demand bold climate action. 

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4. Luisa Neubauer 

A calm but assertive activist, this 23-year-old German woman has been fighting for environment. She is not only a part of the German environmentalist Green Party, but is also the German face for the “Fridays for Future” which was started by Greta Thunberg.   

5. Jamie Margolin  

This fearless 17-year-old speaks passionately about environmental protections, climate change, indigenous rights and has been calling out corporate leaders who have been a part in ruining the environment. 

She is the founder of Zero Hour which has an inter-sectional movement of youth activists fighting for the environment.  

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❗️SCHOOL STRIKE ANNOUNCEMENT ❗️⁣ ⁣ There has been a change of plans, I will actually be striking on September 20th in New York City and not my home city of Seattle. ⁣ NYC strike organizers, hit me up, I am here to help with anything you need! ⁣ I’m very excited to be striking along side you @alexandriav2005 & @gretathunberg & @xiyebeara in NYC🗽! ⁣ ⁣ By the way, the Seattle #schoolstrikeforclimate is going to be so amazing, everyone in the PNW area please follow @350seattle for more information on that. I’m sending love to the local organizers in my community who are carrying this action to the finish line. Even though I will be striking in NYC, my heart is always with my beautiful Pacific Northwest, always 🌲 🌊 ❤️!

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6. David Wicker 

This 14-year-old is the Italian face of ‘Fridays for Future.’ His purpose of asking the government to make climate change as their top priority and protests for the cause has been doing the rounds. 

7. Anuna De Wever 

This 17-year-old from Belgium has been frequently striking in her country for climate action. She has questioned her government, along with the political leaders to respond appropriately to the climate crisis.  

8. Alexandria Villasenor 

This 14-year-old from USA strikes outside the United Nations office. She too is an organizer of Fridays For Future and strikes every Friday to fight climate change. She is the founder of Earth Uprising, an NGO of a youth group that rise against the climate crisis. 

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FAST FASHION = FAST EXTINCTION This week of #climatestrikesummer which is for 8 Fridays this summer, from June 28th to August 16th, @earth_uprising is inviting all climate organizations and #FridaysforFuture movement strikers, to target their Friday strikes towards 8 different sectors of society. Today’s strike was against Industry & Corporations. As well as to bring awareness to the damage industries such as fast fashion, transportation and meat are doing to the planet. In New York City, students and our adult allies protested in front of Forever 21. The fast fashion industry is killing our enviroment. The clothing industry accounts for 8% of the worlds greenhouse gas emissions. And did you know – about 70 million barrels of oil are used each year to make polyester fiber which is now the most commonly used fiber in our clothing. Fast Fashions consumption of resources like water and oil is projected to double by 2030. This is not okay. We must HOLD OUR CORPORATIONS ACCOUNTABLE! #CorporateClimateStrike #ClimateStrikeSummer (photo credit to @theotherlsivadas)

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9. Haven Coleman 

This 13-year-old is already a Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the US Youth Climate Strike. Not just that, she too strikes for Fridays For Future and speaks for the environment. 

10. Saoi Ó Conchobhair 

This 16-year-old travels everyday to the city to protest for the climate. She is one of the critical figures of Ireland’s youth climate rebellion and has made sure to fight for the environment since the time she could understand its value. 

It is great to see people around the world fighting for something that’s extremely important.