A European Court May Soon Decide
The summer of 2017 was hugely stressful for Sofia and André Oliveira, then aged 12 and 9.
- Ciara Nugent
From their home in Lisbon, they watched a season of record wildfires and severe heat waves tear through Portugal, killing 120 people.
For the children, it was already clear that the extreme heat –which scientists linked to climate change –would not be an isolated chapter in their lives.
“We’ve always talked about climate change at home,” Sofia, now 15, says over video chat, sitting next to her brother at the family’s dining room table.
“And we wanted…