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Climate activists urge action as world leaders meet at U.N.

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, September 23, 2019. "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," Thunberg said at a U.N. climate change summit, admonishing adults for not doing enough to protect the environment.

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Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, September 23, 2019. "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," Thunberg said...more

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the United Nations Climate Action Summit at U.N. headquarters in New York City, September 23, 2019. "You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words," Thunberg said at a U.N. climate change summit, admonishing adults for not doing enough to protect the environment. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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U.S. President Donald Trump checks his watch as he attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump checks his watch as he attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. President Donald Trump checks his watch as he attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Greta Thunberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Steffen Seibert/Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Greta Thunberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Steffen Seibert/Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS

German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to Greta Thunberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. Steffen Seibert/Bundesregierung/Handout via REUTERS
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Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters. REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter

Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters. REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter

Greta Thunberg watches as U.S. President Donald Trump enters the United Nations to speak with reporters. REUTERS/Andrew Hofstetter
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Video segments play during the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Video segments play during the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Video segments play during the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A man reads a flyer as mother with prams protest outside BP's global headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A man reads a flyer as mother with prams protest outside BP's global headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

A man reads a flyer as mother with prams protest outside BP's global headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Environmental activists block traffic as part of "Shut Down DC" protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Environmental activists block traffic as part of "Shut Down DC" protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Environmental activists block traffic as part of "Shut Down DC" protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Mothers with prams protest outside Shell's UK headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Mothers with prams protest outside Shell's UK headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Mothers with prams protest outside Shell's UK headquarters, ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit, in London. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks next to Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks next to Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks next to Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg during the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

U.S. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attend the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Police work to remove protesters from a boat being used to block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Police work to remove protesters from a boat being used to block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Police work to remove protesters from a boat being used to block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) attends the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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U.S. President Donald Trump departs after attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. President Donald Trump departs after attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

U.S. President Donald Trump departs after attending the United Nations Climate Action Summit. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Climate change activists block early morning rush hour traffic, standing in the intersection of 14th Street and Independence Avenue in Southwest Washington. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

Climate change activists block early morning rush hour traffic, standing in the intersection of 14th Street and Independence Avenue in Southwest Washington. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy

Climate change activists block early morning rush hour traffic, standing in the intersection of 14th Street and Independence Avenue in Southwest Washington. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy
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Activist Alexandria Villasenor listens with other child petitioners from 12 countries around the world who presented a landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to protest the lack of government action on the climate crisis during a press conference in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Activist Alexandria Villasenor listens with other child petitioners from 12 countries around the world who presented a landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to protest the lack of government action on the...more

Activist Alexandria Villasenor listens with other child petitioners from 12 countries around the world who presented a landmark complaint to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to protest the lack of government action on the climate crisis during a press conference in New York. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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Environmental activists block traffic as part of protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Environmental activists block traffic as part of protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Environmental activists block traffic as part of protests seeking to pressure U.S. politicians to fight climate change in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Climate change activists march down Connecticut Avenue in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists march down Connecticut Avenue in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists march down Connecticut Avenue in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Climate change activists block traffic at an intersection near the White House in Washington. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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