This week is the Global Week for Future. That future belongs to our children. And that future depends on our planet, our home. As people gather all around the world to make a stand against climate change and Greta Thunberg addresses global leaders at this year’s Climate Action Summit, it’s clear that the politicians are failing to act upon the urgent need to protect our planet for future generations. In Greta’s heartfelt address, she pleads “People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tails of eternal economic growth. How dare you?” She goes on to say “the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight”. According to organisation Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) “One marine mammal or sea bird dies every thirty seconds from plastic pollution”
We can no longer afford to wait around for our world leaders to come up with policies to protect our beautiful planet, we must do this for ourselves and we must act fast before it is too late.