“The science is settled. Now let’s talk about the solutions,” says Varshini Prakash. She’s cofounder of the Sunrise Movement, a climate-change nonprofit that rocketed to fame in 2018 after staging a sit-in at Nancy Pelosi’s office to back the Green New Deal. This September, her group organized the Global Climate Strike, mobilizing more than 3 million people in 150 countries to hit the streets to demand climate-change action. A first-generation college graduate, Prakash saw firsthand the devastatio­n wrought by floods in her parents’ home country of India. Along with cofounder Evan Weber, she launched Sunrise to organize legions of young people to fight for climate reforms. With $6.5 million in funding from foundation­s and grassroots donations, Sunrise has 50 full-time staff and outposts in more than 200 cities. —Marley Coyne, Anne Glusker, Christian Kreznar

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