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20 Sep 2019 #ClimateStrike


Today saw a collectively huge number of people gather in cities around the world to protest at the global climate emergency. Led by young people with a more acute vested interest in the state of the planet than us oldies, a few thousand of us gathered in Norwich. I doff my cap to school pupils committed to the #climatestrike. It takes guts to confront a headteacher or parent and ask for, even demand, the right to protest. I'm not sure how a freelancer such as myself can actually 'strike', but I'd written over a thousand words on gulls in the morning - and that seemed like enough. For my daughter's sake, for the sake of wildlife, for the sake of the world - I couldn't not be there.