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Almost half of the world’s children live in dangerous climate conditions

Sep 4, 2021 12:02:00 PM

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"Riggs Eckelberry, CEO of OriginClear, a clean water technology company, argues that children act as the 'canary in the coal mine for climate change and environmental stress,' which is why he believes it makes sense for UNICEF to focus on how climate affects our planet’s youth. Past inaction from world governments, he says, are partially to blame for our current climate and water crisis."

Children under dangerous conditions 

“From 2000 to 2015, the number of people without access to safe sanitation remained unchanged,” he says, arguing that not working towards infrastructure and clean water access will only worsen the effects of the climate crisis for children. “We will know we are getting somewhere [with addressing the crisis], as children start doing better.”

 

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