Last updated June 5, 2020 at 5:31 pm
The youth of today will be most affected by climate change. This Climate Special of In Class With… brings together two peers and an environmental lawyer to show why they need to be part of the discussion.
Why This Matters: It’s our future at stake.
To young people, the changing climate is an ongoing source of anxiety. They are bombarded with devastating news and statistics almost daily, and are swamped with images of their future being dragged away from them from the adults in charge.
And they feel powerless. They cannot vote, they don’t know how to influence policies that will impact their lives and that leave the mess that they will have to fix.
The In Class With… Climate Special aims to show students how and why they can get involved in the conversations around climate change.
It’s not about striking, but using their science understanding to form opinions and be part of discussions around climate change.
In August 2018, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish Parliament that has since spread all over the world and now involves over 100,000 schoolchildren. Watching on from Australia was Year 8 student, Harriet O’Shea Carre. She went on to bring the Student Strike for Climate movement to Australia and gave young Australians a voice. In Adelaide, Doha Khan led the charge, motivating thousands to stand up and be heard.
Two of Australia’s heavyweight influencers responsible for spearheading action on Climate Change tell just what it took to become an effective force in this pivotal political landscape in this In Class With… Climate Special.
The youth of today will be most affected by climate change. It’s time they were part of the discussion.