Scottish Liberal Democrat environment spokesperson Rebecca Bell spent this morning supporting young people from schools across Edinburgh who were protesting climate change outside the Scottish Parliament. Speaking after the rally she commented:
“I’m delighted to see thousands of young people politically engaged and protesting climate change. The power to curb global warming is in our hands now. What we’ve done so far simply does not go far enough, fast enough.
“For too long politicians across the world have shirked their responsibility, some being lobbied by industry, others more concerned with chasing votes than tackling difficult choices.
“This is an urgent crisis. We owe it to the next generation to demand stronger climate change action from our governments now.”