Vote Climate Neighbours – Surrey Hills
Why I’m voting climate – Annie Nihill
I have been so lucky to have been born into a privileged life and I’m scared that future generations will be so much more likely to have a harder time just getting by, both here in Australia and in other parts of the world.
What are your main concerns?
It’s weird being a relatively young person right now, I can only begin to imagine what it’s like for younger generations who have spent their entire lives under this existential shadow.
Climate change is making things so much worse for so many people, and its important to focus on solutions and think beyond our own communities.
Tell us some more about why you are voting for the climate?
I’m anxious about the prospect of more natural disasters and food insecurity and people being displaced by escalating conflict and unlivable land.
I’m afraid that there are whole ecosystems that future generations will never be able to experience.
There is so much inequality in the world and I’m so worried that climate change will exacerbate this inequality. We need politicians who will act – that’s a big reason why I am volunteering to educate and inform others!
What can we do to help?
Collaborating with others on climate is more productive than just working away on your own. You learn from others’ skills and ways of tackling issues, pushing towards broader change.
People need hope; processing all the bad news about the state of the planet is so much easier when you’re around other people.
“It can be really easy to get caught up in the doom and gloom of it all, but there are so many things we can do as a society to mitigate climate change.
Courage and hope – that message is so important.“