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Striking for our Future

Posted 22 Mar 2019 11:00AM

 

LOUISA MENADUE. Striking For Our Future.

On the 15th of March, I was one of the thousands of students from Australia who participated in school strikes for climate. Students from 105 countries worldwide are striking for climate because climate action is imperative. So many seem to view climate change as something far away that will have little effect on their lives, and for those of you old enough, maybe it is. However, for those of us with our lives still ahead of us, the climate crisis will devastate the world we live in. We have twelve years to stop the climate from worsening, and that requires a drastic change in the way we treat mother earth. Our current policies are killing the earth, and there is no planet B. 

In 2015, politicians from all over the world travelled to Paris, pledging that they would put forth an effort to reduce the use of fossil fuels and work to improve our environment. Australia’s parliament has done nothing to suggest that they intend to fulfil this promise. 

The last action we saw on climate change was the carbon tax, and while imperfect, it was a start. It had the potential to grow into something greater, but before it could grow to benefit our world, it was stopped. Politicians have done little since then to suggest they have the slightest care about climate change. 

But if things do not change soon, the world as we know it will end. 

For the full article in John Menadue's Blog: Pearls and Irritations, click HERE