Anand Giridharadas: "Have you witnessed a shift in the inner experience of youth with this death knell of climate hanging over people’s heads? Do you think a lot of young people feel that their childhoods have been stolen?"
VARSHINI Prakash: "It’s rampant. We'll go to trainings and kids will share really intense stories of contemplating suicide. I don't want to call it nihilism because it's not something theoretical. People are really, really, really feeling this deep sense of foreboding — a lack of agency, basically. "
ANAND: "You’re saying you hear young people contemplating suicide because of climate specifically?"
VARSHINI: "Yes. Because of the climate crisis. It’s not uncommon."
VARSHINI: 'The climate crisis and racial inequality are linked in causation as well as in effect."
Greta: "We still have the future in our own hands. But time is rapidly slipping through our fingers. We can still avoid the worst consequences. But to do that, we have to face the climate emergency and change our ways. And that is the uncomfortable truth we cannot escape."