Hello and welcome to the Sustainable Futures Report for Tuesday the 24th of September. Yes, Tuesday. Your regular Friday episode will be out on Friday when an archaeologist explains how his techniques can help us tackle climate change. Today, though, this is a special edition to cover the climate strike that took place last Friday.
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Last week, as you know, saw the global climate strike. Demonstrations took place from Australia to Alaska and points in between. 4,000 demonstrations across six continents. I went down to my local climate strike to talk to people to find out why they were there and to find out what they were trying to achieve. Most people were united in the need to take action to avert the climate crisis. There was one voice of dissent as you’ll hear.
No transcripts of the Vox pop I’m afraid - no time! You can hear the full episode via the link at the top of the page.
There you have it. The battle goes on.
As the climate meeting started in New York this week the UN secretary general said the world had reached a 'turning point' in addressing the climate crisis. Better a turning point than a tipping point!
I’m Anthony Day. That was the Sustainable Futures Report for Tuesday 24th September and there'll be another one on Friday, 27th September.
That's all for now.