Clare Bailey MLA

Clare Bailey proud of climate change strike participants

Friday 15th February 2019

Green Party leader Clare Bailey has said that we should be proud of the young people demanding action on climate change today.

Clare Bailey MLA said: “It’s inspiring to see young people striking to highlight climate breakdown and demanding immediate action.

“This strike belongs to the young people and gives them a voice on the lives they want to live, their planet, their future. There is no question that governments at home and across the world have let our young people down through a failure to acknowledge and address climate breakdown.

“I am totally behind 16 year old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg when she tells the world that “our house is on fire”. I’m totally behind any young person here in Northern Ireland who cares enough to participate in the strike.

“The IPCC report tells us that we have 12 years to avert catastrophic climate disaster. It’s right that our young people demand action on this issue and it’s time for governments and policy makers to sit up at take notice.”

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