Co-founder of School Strikes NZ Sophie Hansford, and Climate Change minister James Shaw talk about the protest action for later today.
Climate strikers are hopeful a mood shift spurred from the devastating destruction from recent extreme weather events will spur politicians to act on climate change, as students hit the streets in protest.
Sophie Handford, one of the founders of School Strike 4 Climate NZ, said the “destruction that’s happening across Aotearoa is obviously not something we’ll feel proud to share with our next generation”.
“It’s not just frustrating because we feel like we’ve been banging the same old drum now for three, four years. It’s frustrating because there is just so much at stake.
“The stress and the fear and the worry that comes from an uncertain future and an unstable climate, with unstable living conditions and events, is a scary prospect.”
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