School Strike for Climate – Townsville

The School Strike movement – SS4C – is a remarkable phenomenon, having grown from one lone teenager’s action 15 months ago to a global action which brought millions onto the streets and parks of major cities and small towns alike on Friday 20th September. Media coverage has been good enough that I don’t feel I need to say more about that here.

We attended the Townsville rally, at Strand Park. I haven’t seen official figures but my estimate was around 500 people, which is encouraging for a community of 200 000 even though it can’t compare with the thousands in Melbourne and Sydney.

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The crowd at Strand Park

I was struck by how happy, peaceful and positive the whole event was, and by how inclusive. Continue reading “School Strike for Climate – Townsville”

Heads in the Sand

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We did it here first but the Bondi event on November 13 was good to see, too. It certainly drew attention from the world’s media – Reuters, the BBC, CBC and many other mainstream outlets covered it.

It also appeared on Mashable (with a particularly good collection of images) and the blogosphere; one denialist blog tried to make a joke of it, apparently forgetting that there is no such thing as bad publicity.