Why I’m joining the Global Climate Strike

Global Climate StrikeClimate change is human rights issue. It affects everyone, and particularly the poor and vulnerable – which SA has a large proportion of.

Our politicians and the corporations that run our country need to start making urgent, bold and definitive changes to safeguard our future and that of our children. I believe that our current climate goals are too weak and set with distant deadlines rendering them ineffective.

We need to move away from fossil fuels urgently, we need to invest heavily in renewables, we need water and food security and we need it to happen now. Not in 10 or 20 years.

We are all going to bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change – hell, we already are – and very few people appear to be taking it seriously.

This is why I am taking leave from work to march in the streets alongside others that push for climate justice as part of Friday’s Global Climate Strike.

I hope to meet you there.

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