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The 10/18 issue of TFK is a special report on the state of the planet. Every article is focused on people fighting for Earth's future—from teen activists at the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit to a group that's removing plastic from our oceans. ⚡️

Yassamin Ansari, 26, USA @yassaminansari  Yassamin is the youngest member of the UN Secretary General’s climate task force and ran the UYouth Climate Summit'>N’s Youth Climate Summit. "I am committed to doing everything I can...particularly for the world’s most vulnerable.”

"We need everyone to understand that we must work as a team before it's too late. Speak up. It's our time." 14-year-old Timoci from Fiji asks for #ClimateAction  at the @UN  Youth Climate Summit. #UNGA 

During the UN youth climate summit, I demand for climate action through world leader. Africa is the most vulnerable and we need our leaders to take the lead on climate action as climate change is leading to conflict and the violation of our human rights.

A thread! Meet nine of the young climate activists TFK spoke to at the U.N. Youth Climate Summit. They are helping drive the fight for #ClimateAction . You can read more about their missions at . 🌎

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In this week's TFK cover story, we report from the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, where Greta Thunberg, Bruno Rodriguez, and hundreds of other activists gathered together to discuss climate change and demand action.

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@yaredpapa , our a @YALIRLCEAumnus  & Youth Climate Leader, represented Ethiopian youth at the G @UN  & spoke at the Youth Climate Action Summit. He shared Ethiopia’s experience in planting 4 billion trees & called all countries to make similar effort to combat climate change.

These youth climate activists #ShutDownDC  streets this week to draw attention to the UN Climate Action Summit

Youth climate activists #ShutDownDC  streets on Monday just blocks away from the White House to draw attention to the UN Climate Action Summit

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"We need everyone to understand that we must work as a team before it's too late. Speak up. It's our time." 14-year-old Timoci from Fiji asks for #ClimateAction  at the @UN  Youth Climate Summit. #UNGA 

Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He spoke to @democracynow  from Thailand.

"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood...people are suffering, people are dying, entire ecosystems are collapsing," says youth climate change activist Greta Thunberg to world leaders at the UN climate change summit. READ:

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@GretaThunberg  has arrived in NYC for next month's UN #ClimateAction  Summit! She will join @antonioguterres  and leaders & youth activists from around the world to address the climate crisis - a race we can, and must, win.

Young people have been at the forefront of demanding that world leaders address the climate crisis, says @antonioguterres . More from the Secretary-General on the importance of Saturday's Youth#ClimateAction  Summit:

’50% of my country was wiped out in one night. People haven’t acted yet.’ — This Tongan Olympian called out the hypocrisy in how the world reacts to climate disasters while speaking at the UN Youth Climate Summit

Youth climate activists #ShutDownDC  streets just blocks away from the White House to draw attention to the UN Climate Action SummitStay tuned for more of our #ClimateWeek  coverage

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager who sparked a global youth movement, is coming to the U.N. climate summit. "This is a big opportunity for those world leaders who say they’ve been listening to us to actually show that they’ve been listening to us."

Are you a young #ClimateAction  activist? Apply for a funded ticket to take part in September's Youth Climate Summit at UNHQ in NYC! Deadline is 19 July:

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