“Brexit is important, but this could kill us in a few years,” a campaigning teenager told me at a climate change protest in Cambridge on Friday. Protesting as part of the #schoolstrike4climate movement, the students in Cambridge were joined by thousands more in about 60 towns across the UK calling on the government to urgently act on climate change. These followed earlier strikes by school and university students globally, with an even bigger global demonstration planned for March 15. Google “Greta Thunberg” to read more about the remarkable 16-year-old Swede behind the youth mobilisation. “Hey, ho, fossil fuels have got to go” and “Save our future, save our planet” were among the chants fervently shouted by those gathered in the centre of the historic English university town on Friday. “F*** Theresa May” was another. Placards declared “There is no Planet B” and “Denial is not a policy.” That these students, some who looked as young as 11, are taking an active interest in what may b...

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