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The Tandang Sora of Copenhagen

Meet Pat and Pinay, brother and sister who have become an integral part of the protection of Filipino au pairs in trouble.

The Climate Generation

For many youth, a warming world is more than an abstract threat. Within the lifetimes of today's young adults and children, climate change could lead to food shortages, changing coastlines and catastrophic storms. An October 2009 Pew Research Poll found that young Americans are more likely than any other age group to view climate change as "a very serious problem." About 2,000 young people voiced those concerns at the 2009 United Nations climate talks in Copenhagen, where world leaders tried – and failed – to agree on a treaty to curb heat-trapping gases.

Youth Fight Climate Change in Copenhagen

Pulitzer Center Student Fellow Sara Peach interviewed youth leaders and activists from around the world attending the COP15 conference for her reporting project "Youth Change the Climate in Copenhagen."

Climate Change Voices

In the last 18 months I have traveled through five continents reporting about research on, and impacts of, climate change. In Europe I reported on the heatwave of 2003, which scientists say was made more likely by Earth's rising temperatures. I interviewed researchers who predict more and warmer extreme heat events in the coming decades. In India and Bangladesh I reported on the impacts and possible responses to rising sea levels caused by melting glaciers and warming sea water.

Indian youth activist Ruchi Jain addresses leaders in Copenhagen

Ruchi Jain, 23, was working as a marketer in Mumbai, India, when she left her job to become a full-time climate activist with the Indian Youth Climate Network and 350.org. At the United Nations climate change conference, she participated in Youth and Future Generations Day, Dec. 10, 2009, a day of discussions about the impact of climate change on young people's lives. She spoke passionately before a crowd of youth and U.N. official Yvo de Boer.

Voices from Copenhagen Part 2

Pulitzer Center Student Fellow Sara Peach interviewed youth leaders and activists from around the world attending the COP15 conference for her reporting project "Youth Change the Climate in Copenhagen."

In these segments, Peach captures perspectives on climate change from youth around the world.

Indian Youth Activist Ruchi Jain Addresses Leaders in Copenhagen

Ruchi Jain, 23, was working as a marketer in Mumbai, India, when she left her job to become a full-time climate activist with the Indian Youth Climate Network and 350.org. At the United Nations climate change conference, she participated in Youth and Future Generations Day, Dec.10, 2009, a day of discussions about the impact of climate change on young people's lives. She spoke passionately before a crowd of youth and U.N. official Yvo de Boer.