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These 4 Kids Walked to the North Pole and Now They Need Your Help
Four 14-year old kids from Norway walked all the way to the North Pole to see how climate change is affecting our planet. Now, they need your help in reaching their biggest goal yet: meeting some of the world’s most important leaders and ask them to put the kids first when talking about climate change.
They have already been invited to Paris by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and will meet him as well as the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the end of this week. But one person is missing in that meeting: President Barack Obama.
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