The B!G Idea Dashboard > Team > Mike Thurston – St Patricks Comprehensive School Shannon

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

We found climate change to be a large concern for society. By maybe raising awareness or coming up with a good idea concerning climate change we could make a big difference. Climate change is affecting younger generations and if we dont stop soon we wont have a world to live on. This concerns every younger generation so we all have to contribute to trying to fight climate change. THere are a lot of activists already fighting climate change. If we join them and make an effort young people can make a massive difference. We need to start today to help.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We discovered that climate change is evolving rapidly and is becoming one of earths largest issues very quickly. we have limited time to act on it so we should all contribute to helping as much as we possibly can. If we don't start soon earth is in very bad danger. many animals are losing their homes because of the issue of climate change. such as polar bears and penguins. climate change is also causing disasters such as rising water levels causing people to have to leave their homes. it is also making the earth overheat causing people to suffer

What have you learnt about your Hero?

Our hero is greta thunberg who is trying to combat climate change while having no idea what shes doing. she a little confused but she got the spirit if you get what im waffling about. the fact that anyone even greta can get a platform and following to spread a message is inspiring to many young activists and helping everyone fight climate change. we should all strive to contribute as much as we can to help climate change so we can help ourselves and younger generations have an unpolluted earth to live on we should all contribute to the issue

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

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