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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

The kids have got it right – and have a right


September 19, 2019

It is not always that young people make the best decisions. Youth can be about indulgence, risk-taking, and just plain dumb moves that come from naïveté. But in the case of 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager and “climate crisis” activist, failure of adults to do the leading has caused the children to start speaking up for their future.

As an 11-year-old, Thunberg became depressed when she perceived that the environmental damage being done worldwide was going to have a huge impact on her future, and so little was being done about it. She stopped eating and talking and was e...

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