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New Brand of Activist Takes Aim at Ukraine War and Climate Crisis, Together

By Jeffrey Gettleman

20 Jun 2022 · 7 min read

Editor's Note

Is human kind's addition to fossil fuels driving the war in Ukraine? The New York Times reports on the new generation of activists who believe so.

BRUSSELS — Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, had just finished a speech at a major conference on Europe.

While he lingered onstage, soaking up adulation and taking pictures with fans, little did he know that two young women in the back of the room were eying him closely.

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