Climate change: young people in the frontlines

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Young generations are taking climate matters into their own hands, as at this demonstration in Montreal.

An alarming study confirms what has long been suspected: the children of today will suffer more from climate-change-related events than their elders. So it's not surprising that young people are increasingly speaking up and taking action on these issues, as an event in Milan showed this week. Plus, we look at some of the terms and vocabulary you need to know to understand, and take part in, environmental discussions.

Children born in 2016 will suffer more from extreme climate events than their grandparents

A child born after 2016 is likely to experience seven times the number of extreme heat waves in their lifetime than their grandparents. That's according to a study that examines, for the first time, the risks linked to exposure to effects of climate change by generation.

Find out more about this study .

Ahead of COP26, young climate activists come together to drive change

September 28 to 30, nearly 400 young people from all over the world are debating the climate emergency at a summit staged in Milan by the UN, ahead of the upcoming COP26. It sets the stage for young climate activists, including Greta Thunberg and Vanessa Nakate.

Learn more about the event and who attended.

'Ungardening,' 'wish-cycling': Do you know the new lingo related to the environment?

Do you know the exact definitions of "slow fashion," "wish-cycling," "solastalgia" or "morbique"? To guide users through the jungle of new words associated with climate change and ecological issues, language learning app and platform Babbel is integrating courses dedicated to the environment into its Babbel Live programs. Experts from the e-learning firm have shared their "green" glossary.

Boost your vocabulary with these terms.

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