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Youth Protests at the Climate Summit

Thousands of young people protested outside the gates of COP26, the climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, where world leaders were negotiating agreements about actions to slow the earth’s warming. The protesters are angry about the slow pace at which leaders have been moving to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, given the intensity of the effects of climate change. They also want wealthy nations to take more responsibility for the problem of climate change, which disproportionately affects developing countries. Listen to hear the voices of young protesters demanding action and urgency around the climate change crisis.


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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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