Young Environmental Activist Voices Support for Australian Students Striking Over Climate Change

A young environmental campaigner voiced support for Australian students, who on Wednesday, November 28, went on a strike against the government’s stance on climate change.

Lilly Platt, a nine-year-old Child Ambassador for the Plastic Pollution Coalition and Hands On The World (HOW) Global, said she was “shocked what your prime minister said”, referring to Scott Morrison’s comment that there should be “less activism” in school.

About 200 students gathered outside Canberra’s Parliament House on Wednesday hoping to speak to Morrison and opposition leader Bill Shorten on climate issues. More student strikes are expected on Friday.

Environmental consultant NDEVR’s September report said Australia might miss its targets in the Paris Agreement by a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide if its emission rate remains unchanged. Credit: lillyspickup via Storyful