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 Students marching during the Cork Climate Strike rally on Grand Parade in Spetember. Picture: David Keane.
Students marching during the Cork Climate Strike rally on Grand Parade in Spetember. Picture: David Keane.
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Cork to join climate march on November 29

THOUSANDS are expected to march through the streets of Cork once again demanding action on climate.

Following the largest climate strike in history on September 20, activists are asked to mark Friday, November 29 in the calendar as another global protest is set to take place.

In a bid to continue momentum, the next global strike is something which Cork activist Saoi O'Connor is urging people to attend. 

Pictured at the Climate Strike in Cork last September were key members Reamus Teahan, Saoi O'Connor and Theresa Rose Sebastian.
Pictured at the Climate Strike in Cork last September were key members Reamus Teahan, Saoi O'Connor and Theresa Rose Sebastian.
The longterm environmental campaigner took to social media following comments which were made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last Thursday at the launch of the Government’s first progress report on its Climate Action Plan.

Mr Varadkar suggested that there were some "benefits" to climate change commenting:

"We’re already experiencing warmer winters, and that actually means using less energy because it’s warmer and people need less heating, and it also means fewer deaths as a result of cold weather.

He continued:

"The downsides outweigh the benefits but we need to be aware of them too."

In response, 16-year-old Saoi took to Twitter saying:

"'Fewer deaths' Are the deaths of the people in the global south who are already dying because of the climate crisis not real enough for you, Leo Varadkar?"

The 16-year-old later said:

"Join us on the streets, November 29."

Exact details for the Cork strike are yet to be announced.