Toddycats went down to Hong Lim Park on 21 Sep 2019 Sat, 3.00 – 6.00pm to show support to Singapore’s First Climate Rally, organised by youths to call on the government and industries to take on more drastic climate action. The rally is also timed to be a part of the worldwide climate strikes, started by climate activist, Greta Thunberg.
Once emerging from the MRT station, I realised it wasn’t just a few people gathering. There were so many others who also shared the same sentiments that more could be done in Singapore and we have to take climate action now. It was really heartening to see that people of all ages (not only the youths) viewed the climate crisis seriously enough to come down to Hong Lim Park on a hazy Saturday afternoon to be a part of this rally.
There were six speeches given by Lad Komal Bhupendra, Karen Sim, Ellen Wu, N. Sivasothi, Oliver Chua and Ho Xiang Tian. All of them delivered speeches with fire and passion. Each of the speakers shared their sentiments, and also included systemic solutions which were pitched to various levels of society, industries and the government to adopt.
The climate rally might be the first, but it wouldn’t be the last time you hear people asking for action to be done. The chance to reverse climate crisis is getting smaller and smaller. Now is the time to make big changes for the climate. The climate actions need to happen at all levels of society and fast. We don’t want the climate crisis to become a climate disaster, do we?