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Dear PM, these genius kids are India's best bet at fighting climate change

Blassy Boben | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:47 IST

2015 is the Earth's hottest year yet, and temperatures are bound to rise higher if left uncontrolled.

"Climate change remains a challenge but Paris agreement demonstrates how every nation rose to the challenge, working towards a solution," Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said after UN Conference on Climate Change in Paris.

But Modi may already have a 'green' army waiting in the wings in the form of a number of Indian and Indian-origin youngsters who have, over the last few years, made large strides in the field of eco-inventions.

From inventing air purifiers and renewable batteries, to advocating environment-friendly measures, these bright young minds have taken it upon themselves to to provide future generations with a cleaner planet. Take a look:

Param Jaggi, 20

This 20-year-old wants to change the world. And we think he just might. Not only does this Texas resident of Indian-descent have a sustainability innovation company that he founded to his name but is also credited with inventing the Algae Mobile at the age of 17.

The device, which helps convert carbon dioxide emitted by cars into oxygen using algae, is only one among Jaggi's many projects, which also include innovations in preparing bio-fuel. Watch him speak here:

The Paris climate talks may not provide a drastic solution to the problem of climate change but will definitely pave the path towards a cleaner Earth. But with bright young global warriors like these helming the efforts to improve the planet, the future doesn't look so bleak after all.

First published: 30 November 2015, 6:23 IST