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Green scene: Climate activist Saoirse Exton at her home near O’Brien’s Bridge, 
Co Clare. Photo: Don Moloney

Green scene: Climate activist Saoirse Exton at her home near O’Brien’s Bridge, Co Clare. Photo: Don Moloney

Don Moloney

Green scene: Climate activist Saoirse Exton at her home near O’Brien’s Bridge, Co Clare. Photo: Don Moloney

They took to the streets last year to demand climate justice, now the children and teens of the climate campaign are warning they will be a significant political force in the next election.

The school strikers, who followed the example of Greta Thunberg, were taken seriously by some but treated as dismissible by others.

There was even a minority who derided them for being overly idealistic.