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03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Youth Activist Ruchi Jain On Her Hope For Change

As a young person in India, Ruchi Jain began to see the effects of global climate change all around her. She talks about farmers in the Himalayas who worry about their future due to warmer temperatures and decreased rainfall.

At 23, she quit her job as a marketer in Mumbai to become a climate change activist. In Copenhagen this month, she worked to organize other youth activists to deliver a clear message to delegates at the conference: the entire world is affected by our actions, and you must come to an agreement.

Sara Peach from Grist.org compiled some great footage of Jain at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.

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