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Nobel winners: The only adult in the room was a child

(CNN) The only adult in the room was a child.

That’s certainly how it felt this fall as heads of state, captains of industry and other world leaders convened for UN Week in New York, the chaotic epicenter of the fight against the climate emergency.

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As speakers at scores of summits and symposia tiptoed around the edges of the crisis — often stripping meaningful language, goals and impact from solutions — the real action was being led by children.
Young people such as Xiye Bastida, 17, of the People’s Climate Movement; Alexandria Villaseñor, 14, of Earth Uprising; Autumn Peltier, 15, chief water commissioner of the…

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