Environment & Nature

Indian Origin Teen's Climate Dare Against Australian Government

BP World Bureau | Oct 19 2021 09:58:02 AM
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: A 17-year-old high-school student of Indian origin and seven other teenage environmentalists battled against the Australian government over climate change-related issues in May.

Currently, the Australian government began its legal challenge against a court ruling which stated that it has a duty of care to protect children from future personal injury caused by climate change.

Anjali Sharma and the group had argued the continued emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere would drive intense bushfires, floods, storms, and cyclones. Australia saw a deadly bushfire in early 2020. 

Sharma added that climate change-related repercussions can lead to sickness, economic loss, and even death towards the end of this century.

Legally, they had moved against Environment Minister Sussan Ley in court to prevent her from approving a proposal to expand the Vickery coal mine.