Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani activist who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls’ education, has written a blog post in which she urges world leaders to take action on climate change.
“I am writing to you today because I believe that if we do not act on climate change, we will be condemning our children and future generations to a life of poverty and hardship,” Malala writes. “Climate change is not a future threat; it is a present reality.”
Malala urges world leaders to take action on climate change, citing the dangers of inaction. “Climate change is not a future threat; it is a present reality,” she writes. “It is already causing devastating floods, droughts and wildfires all over the world.
It is killing people and displacing millions of people. And it will only get worse unless we take action now.”.
Malala’s plea for world leaders to take action on climate change comes as little surprise given her activism on behalf of girls’ education. In her blog post, she calls for world leaders to make education a priority in their efforts to address climate change.
“We cannot allow our children to become the first generation that can’t even defend themselves from this devastating global crisis,” she writes.