So, for my second post I wanted to get straight into it. Yesterday, Friday 15th March 2019, I was in London along with a few friends as part of the ongoing student climate strikes. The atmosphere was empowering, even if the air was disgusting.
Last month we went to Southampton and there were about 80 people. It was social and everyone spoke to each other, group activities ran and when a speech was made the whole crowd could hear it. But London, London was an entirely different ball game. With an estimated 20,000 people it was a beautifully controlled chaos. 20,000 young people all striking for what they believed in; we filled Parliament Square, shouted down Downing Street and flooded Victoria Memorial before doing the same in reverse with the police watching over and keeping us safe.
All this action was inspired simply by one, inspirational Swedish student. Recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Greta Thunberg is the incredible girl who has started a global campaign (#FridaysForFuture). It started with her quite simply striking outside the Swedish Government alone and now, only 30 weeks later, it's a global campaign with over one million strikers.
This is an issue we care about. This is an issue you should care about to.