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Generational fault lines open up as children of a changing Earth cry foul

A generational schism is opening up around responses to the climate crisis, with a vocal cohort of older Australian’s arguing that mass protest is a waste of young people’s energy. Organisers say more than 100,000 people took to Melbourne’s streets to join millions across the globe to make their voices heard on climate change. Video by David Bogi & Yingxuan Li 

Video by David Bogi Yingxuan Li

This story is part of the University of Melbourne Centre for Advancing Journalism’s contribution, via The Junction, to the Covering Climate Now initiative, a global collaboration of more than 300 news organisations worldwide.

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