Greta Thunberg takes climate fight to Germany’s threatened Hambach Forest

The felling of ancient woodland to make way for a giant coal mine brings together two linked battles for the activistGreta Thunberg started her long journey to climate summits in the Americas by joining a treetop protest in Germany’s Hambach...

Greta Thunberg takes climate fight to Germany’s threatened Hambach Forest
The felling of ancient woodland to make way for a giant coal mine brings together two linked battles for the activist

Greta Thunberg started her long journey to climate summits in the Americas by joining a treetop protest in Germany’s Hambach forest, where environmentalists have been fighting for years to stop the ancient woodland being torn up for open-cast coal mining.

The battle to save the last remaining oak and hornbeam trees reflects the young activist’s entwined fights to protect the natural world from human exploitation and to halt carbon emissions.

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