Tween Bab, climate activist and energy minister, stops at COP2

More young people seem to be turning to addressing climate change.

An 11-year-old climate activist confronted UK Energy Secretary Zack Goldsmith at COP27 on Monday (14 November), about the release date of climate activists jailed for protesting a halt to new oil and gas licenses across the UK.

Licypriya Kangujam appears in the video after Goldsmith, being politely turned away by a woman in his entourage, repeatedly asking him when the activists will be released.

Goldsmith tried to walk away, but the persistent thwain followed him until he entered what appeared to be a restricted access room.

The 11-year-old was seen criticizing Goldsmith at the summit, and their conversation was not overheard, but according to her, the British minister replied that he could do nothing about it.

Activists stage protests across London

Environmental groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil staged daily protests in London and across the country, blocking roads around parliament and government departments, and demanding that Britain stop all new oil and gas projects.

Last month, two Just Stop Oil activists dumped two cans of Heinz tomato soup over Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers” painting in London’s National Gallery, one of five reproductions on display in museums and galleries around the world, before affixing itself to the wall side by side. Along with another protester.

Just Stop Oil supporters were also reported to have sprayed orange paint on four buildings in central London on Monday (31 October), marking the 31st day of climate change protests.

Two climate activists from the Last Generation group threw mashed potatoes at Claude Monet’s painting, “Les Meules,” last month while the painting was being shown at the Barberini Museum in Potsdam, Germany, CBS reports.

The museum confirmed that the painting was not damaged in the accident.

Activists have argued that authorities and leaders are more focused on protecting the valuable paintings than on prioritizing addressing concerns of planetary burning and the global cost of living crisis.

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