The CommonSpace Show - Youth Climate Strikes Special

In this special edition of our fortnightly CommonSpace Show, journalists Rhiannon J Davies and David Jamieson are joined by 15-year-old Erin Curtis, one of the organisers of last week's massive climate strikes that saw an around 10-15,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow. 

In the first half of the show, they discuss how Erin got into taking part in the strikes, something she has done on a monthly basis since February. Erin also gives her take on the criticisms levelled at climate strikers by right-wing pundits and papers. In the second part of the show, they discuss what comes next, and how a Green New Deal might facilitate cleaner environment and more just society.

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