Youth climate activists you don’t know yet

Five young climate activists whose names aren’t Greta.

5 youth climate activists who are changing the world

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, United States

He's an indigenous activist and hip-hop artist who's been fighting for the environment since he was 6. Now he and 20 other young people are taking politicians to court for inaction on climate change as part of the #YouthVGov movement.

Hilda Flavia Nakabuye, Uganda

Extreme weather killed her family's crops. So, she launched a student movement that led to worldwide attention. Hilda has been protesting in Kampala since 2017 when she realized that climate change was behind her grandmother's inability to grow food. In February 2019, she founded #FridaysForFuture Uganda.

Artemisa Xakriabá, Brazil

She is a member of the Xakriabá people, whose traditional lands are drying up. She joined the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities 25 million indigenous people around the world who are battling to protect their homelands from climate change. Xakriabá’s message to protesters around the world, and in the climate change fight — is in part a show of global solidarity for her fellow young people, bolstered by an urgent warning of the perils of ignoring Indigenous peoples and undervaluing the environment.

Ridhima Pandey, India

When deadly floods hit her hometown of Haridwar on the Ganges River she petitioned the government for action. So, she took the matter to global leaders. She is the 11-year-old who sued the Indian government for inaction on climate change. She is also one of the 16 child activists who filed a complaint with the UN.

Anuna De Wever, Belgium

A Belgian student and climate activist, one of the leading figures in the School strike for the climate movement in Belgium. She led thousands of students in a school strike for the planet. She's calling on young people around the world to take action.


01/07/2020 12:57 PM


  • Rosalie B.
    10/25/2020 19:35

  • SamandRenee S.
    02/01/2020 00:00

    it's about nothing but money and globalism. that's it !................

  • Eric R.
    01/31/2020 16:31

    When these same individuals fought hard to end nuclear power while most were still wet behInd the ears - they lost credability with me. Covering the US with wind farms and solar farms is NOT good for the environment. In the US it would require the total area of four states (they don't understand this) and still would have frequent blackouts unless there was a non-solar/wind back-up. Most do not understnad that solar and wind is as bad if not worse than hydro power (dams) and we are now ending hydro power in many areas because of the damage it is causing the environment.

  • Jim S.
    01/31/2020 02:10

    question all your teachers quit being puppets

  • Jo M.
    01/30/2020 19:55

    beautiful young people that you are. You have a right to angry the Un ited nations

  • Al Y.
    01/30/2020 02:16

    all those activists are a bunch of lame brain idiots. this planet has been going through climate change for millions of years and they think politicians can solve the problem. this shows their level of stupidity, which is very high

  • Kristina W.
    01/29/2020 00:52

    Not to distract from the point of this video, but I'm pretty that Xiuhtezcatl Martinez uses they/them pronouns.

  • Ralph G.
    01/28/2020 23:52

    The real problems associated with the natural state....wild hogs

  • Charlie C.
    01/28/2020 07:00

    Young people are our only hope. The adults are more concerned about jobs and economic growth. I am sorry, we failed to protect the planet. It's up to you, the young people now. I support you 100%.

  • Diana M.
    01/28/2020 00:31

    Thank You for speaking out...Yes, Now !

  • Ralph G.
    01/27/2020 13:53

    These kids haven’t been alive long enuff to have seen climate change if anything else. That’s the reason the flim flammers use the ignorant little twirps

  • Gerri A.
    01/27/2020 08:37

    We are all the caretakers of this mother earth. If we each don’t commit to change she will die. Thats for sure.

  • Rick U.
    01/27/2020 01:51

    Plant some trees !!!

  • Matthew W.
    01/26/2020 16:32

    Sorry Susan but the young people understand Globalism and the risk that a global government poses to the world as only corporations will have influence at that scale of government. We do not want government by corporations and someone like Hillary Clinton micromanaging our personal lives. We can see through the global Carbon tax plan and what it means. We know that Gret Thurnberg is the face that her Globalist parents decided to use for the cause and that she is a PR stunt. The negative comments are because we lose patience for the naive people who are non-thinkers and non-researchers who are still in the matrix. If you want to know why people here are harsh why don't you research who pays the thousands of dollars to Brut to run this add. The man's name funding this add is George Soros. Start your research there. I doubt you will put any personal effort behind your opinions or trying to find out the truth.

  • Owen G.
    01/26/2020 15:44

    such fools

  • Brigitte W.
    01/25/2020 07:36

    I stand with them.

  • Randy M.
    01/22/2020 23:19

    Greta, is the victim of extremist parents. They should be investigated for severe physiological abuse of a special needs child.

  • Jimmy S.
    01/21/2020 22:16

    So stunning. Much brave.

  • Bill C.
    01/21/2020 10:38

    cant fool mother nature

  • Scott M.
    01/21/2020 01:58

    OK, so it's nice that the left wants clean energy, most of us do. But aren't they the same people who were screaming about nuclear energy trying to shut down every plant for the last 40 years? Well HELLO! That WAS clean energy!

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