The World They Inherit: The young and their future on a dangerous planet

Masked students in Thailand raise three fingers in a salute
Pro-democracy students raise a three-finger salute, a resistance symbol borrowed from the movie “The Hunger Games,” during a 2020 protest in Thailand.
(Sakchai Lalit / Associated Press)

The global youth are inheriting a planet of multiplying dangers. Young people are more connected than any generation in history, linked at light speed across continents and cultures. Yet they are threatened by ingrained, stubborn ways of power. Can they bring about change?