Campaigners take to the streets to fight climate change - The Evesham Observer

Campaigners take to the streets to fight climate change

Evesham Editorial 1st Oct, 2019   0

CAMPAIGNERS from Evesham Labour Party joined their Worcester counterparts to support the Global School Strikes to draw attention to the climate emergency facing the planet.

An estimated 150 school, college and university students attended a rally around Sir Edward Elgar’s statue in Worcester’s Cathedral Square, supported by similar number of the older generation.

Speakers came from political parties, trades unions, environmental charities like Greenpeace and student organisations. The gathering then marched along the High Street to the Guildhall and around the shopping streets chanting for Governments and big business to ‘wake up’ to the urgency of the situation.

Student Martha Haslam-Cooke, from Prince Henry High School, said she and her friends believed it was so important for their views to be heard. “It’s no good us studying for a future career when that may be completely disrupted by climate change and all the problems it is bringing with it,” she said.

“It’s our lives that are threatened, it’s us who will have to deal with the environmental disasters which are now more and more frequent.

“You don’t need a degree to save the earth – you need a good heart and common sense.”


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