Today, the 20th September, saw the biggest worldwide climate strike to date. Millions of people marched all over the world to demand urgent action to tackle the climate crisis. The news is scary, and it’s easy to feel small and powerless in the face of the scale of change needed, but it’s clear to me that every single one of us has a part to play, and that no one is too small to make a difference.
I went to the Oxford climate march this morning, and I was so impressed by the number of children there, and the passion you all had for this issue. I think everyone striking today is incredibly brave – it’s clear that you all understand what’s at stake, and I totally support every child who’s chosen to walk out of their school. Education is important, but school isn’t the only place you can learn – and anyway, today you’re teaching the adults who still haven’t faced up to the realities of the situation how strong you are, and how clear you are that change must happen now!
I was delighted to see some Detective Society members at the Oxford march, and I know that lots of you will have been at marches wherever you live today. Thank you so much for what you’ve done, and are continuing to do – Hazel and Daisy would be so proud of you!