Children’s Say on Climate Change – World – ReliefWeb

by | Jul 22, 2022 | Climate Change

This week – as temperatures topped 40C in parts of the UK for the first time ever – Megan Lawrence, Kickstart Project Assistant for Save the Children in Wales, reflects on how important it is to listen to the voices of future generations and their concerns on climate change.
My interests in climate change began in primary school during a lesson on which items we should put in the recycling, such as plastic bottles, glass jars and old newspapers. We were taught that not everything can be recycled with soft plastic, such as cling film and shopping bags – the worst offenders causing widespread pollution.
Even from a young age, this sparked concerns about protecting the environment, which only grew with time. I chose subjects such as Geography for GCSE and A-Level and learnt even more about the impacts on the environment and what the future holds.
I have grown up knowing that human-induced climate change is the defining issue of our time with disruptive implications on places, species, and people’s lives. From the rise in sea levels to more extreme weather patterns such as heatwaves, floods, droughts, and wildfires, the impacts of climate change are felt in every corner of the world.
Now aged 22, I am as passionate as I was dur …

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