Catch them young

Issues related to the environment seldom make it to election manifestos because Indians are mostly unaware of what climate change means (“Engaging with climate change”, Dec. 13). International agreements on climate change are mostly understood only by the signatories, and carbon issues by industries. Unless there is pressure from the people to act on climate change, the government won’t move an inch. For people to be aware, they need to be educated. It is important that children are taught to become climate activists. It’s the only way earth’s future can be secured.

Simran Kapoor,


Politicians have failed to comprehend the consequences of climate change. With rapid consumerism and growth-based politics, people no longer know how to live within their means. The massive degradation of forests in Brazil and Ecuador show that things are out of control. If politicians fail, civil society needs to step in. In India, we need to spread awareness on how climate change impacts our everyday life, especially among children. It is time for schools to show the way forward as this is our last chance to fight climate change.

Harsahib Singh,


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