The media attention on environmental issues may be lacking but the drive for this generation to make a change is there. Activists yesterday in London took part in a “climate rebellion.” The activists were demanding that the government needs to take urgent action because of the worsening ecological crisis (Vaughan, 2019). The march caused large parts of London to be closed down. This is an example of society wanting to make change in the environment.
I believe people want to make changes but the media fails to show that people want to do their part in protecting the earth. Extinction Rebellion’s demands are that they want the government to “tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency and to communicate clearly the seriousness of the situation; to “act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025”; and for governments to “create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice,” (Vaughan, 2019).
Thousands of people marched the streets, furious that the government has not used its political power to bring awareness to climate and the environment. This is where I think the media can show more about this event and how there is a big population of people wanting change and showing how the government has lacked bringing change to issues regarding climate change. We as people only can do so much, we need the government on our side but for that to happen, the government needs to see that this isn’t something that should vary from party to party but more that it’s all of our problem.
Vaughan, A. (2019, April 25). The science behind Extinction Rebellion’s three climate change demands. Retrieved May 2, 2019, from https://www.newscientist.com/article/2200755-the-science-behind-extinction-rebellions-three-climate-change-demands/