There was much promise when the Paris Agreement on Climate Change was fostered in 2015 to keep enhancing global average temperature below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees to mitigate the risks of global warming.
Over the years, the issue has merely swig along, with the US exiting the Agreement – less than a year. In this month, Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, in her series of 11 speeches electrified the world about culminating in the UN Climate Action Summit. It literally brought back the issue on track.
At the age of 11, she was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a health condition in which those affected would become interested in a particular issue and obsessively won’t be able to let it go. From her school days, she is intensely into the research about global warming.
To an extent, her determination has brought a long way and have touched many leaders and common people.