I wrote this while at COP26 and am publishing them now with no edits after the fact. I hope it gives some insight, whether that’s emotional or educational. At the time of writing, I wasn’t planning for anyone to read it so it’s not packed full of facts or quotes as my blog posts would usually be. I write my journal as though I’m talking to someone. an unknown entity. I’ve never known who. This is educational more from a personal perspective rather than from an environmental one. It’s proof that climate activists are human beings with human emotions, which I feel is often forgotten about in the media.
“Today was spent doing lots of short things after another. It began with a far too long lasting journalist phonecall in the freezing cold and then on to rapidy replying to emails and writing opinion peices, to recording for the news outside the COP building, to rushing straight to an Extinction Rebellion action and meeting a fellow NI Activist.
The singing heard at this protest showed solidarity in action. You could hear the power in our collective voices and feel the pain and fear felt through the words, which was made exponentially impactful behind the backdrop of the SEC building/green zone at sunset. Being at COP is many things but overwhelming is the term at the forefront for its description.”
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