Climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues of our society today.  

On the 20th September, a climate change rally took place on Bromley high street. At least three-hundred people turned up, many of them were students, choosing to rally rather than go to school. Many were as young as primary school children- holding up banners such as “your choice changes my future”. A friend of mine attended, she said the experience felt “powerful and inspiring”. 

At the rally councillors and school children from around Bromley made speeches on issues such as environmental racism and their concerns for the future, there was also a reading of a Greta Thunberg speech. Greta Thunberg, Swedish teenager and climate change activist, has hugely inspired the movement, rousing up international support.  

The rally in Bromley came just days before, Thunberg made an emotional and angry speech- ‘How dare you?” at the UN climate change summit in New York.  

On the issues of climate change and global warming the young generation undoubtably have made huge progress, but there is still much to be done. Personally, I think it is powerful that young people have used their voice for such an important cause and are not afraid to speak out on such matters.