Youths and Climate Change: “We Didn’t Start the Fire”


IT IS ANTICIPATED that Millennials will bear the full brunt of climate change in their lifetime. We live in the Anthropocene era, an age during which human actions have become the dominant force in changing our environment and climate. While this mastery has brought our species many benefits, we are also now faced with perhaps one of the most detrimental and far-reaching consequences of our actions. To be sure, this unease is one that is tangibly felt. In an online survey conducted by Penang Monthly last July, it was found that the majority of Malaysian youths (71%) between the ages of ...

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