Thoughts With Anna: New A6 Road

A road (the new A6 Road) is currently under construction (and parts are already completed) and it is being built across the Lough beg flood plain in Northern Ireland. This wetland is the habitat of countless creatures including precious indigenous species and is also the same land known as the birthplace of Seamus Heaney. Heaney … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: New A6 Road

Thoughts With Anna: Earth Day 2021

Today, Earth has made headlines all over the world. For the last 24 hours, people have cared about the place we call home and raised awareness of the crisis we are currently facing. This is one day out of three hundred and sixty five and a quarter. The fact that the climate crisis can dominate … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: Earth Day 2021

Thoughts With Anna: Vote This CAP Down

Tomorrow will be the final vote on the CAP. We, the youth, are watching every move the European Parliament make as our environmental destruction will impact the rest of the world. If the CAP is not voted down tomorrow, it will mean it will be virtually impossible to keep to the Paris Agreement targets and … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: Vote This CAP Down

Reviews With Anna: I Am Greta

A few weeks ago, I was one of the first people to watch the film I Am Greta, and I have been asked to review it. What can I say except wow? It was enlightening to see the beginnings of the Fridays For Future movement and it made me feel very hopeful seeing how far … Continue reading Reviews With Anna: I Am Greta

Thoughts With Anna: Global Day Of Action Sept 25th

Thoughts With Anna Series, post 4 Friday the 25th of September 2020. 3200 places. Every continent including Antarctica. We did it again. Despite a global pandemic, we made our point clear and we made it loud. We are still here and we are not stopping until we are done. The fridays for future movement never … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: Global Day Of Action Sept 25th

Thoughts With Anna: 1 Year Since Sept 25th Global Strike

Thoughts With Anna series, post 3 Yesterday was 1 year since the September 20th Global Strike. Globally, we had 7.6 million people take to the streets in 150 countries and every continent including Antarctica. This was a huge milestone for us in the Fridays for Future movement, not least for Belfast. We had around 7,000 … Continue reading Thoughts With Anna: 1 Year Since Sept 25th Global Strike

Thoughts with Anna: Is NI Assembly’s Obsession With Cycle Lanes Ableist/Classist?

Politicians in Northern Ireland are completely and utterly obsessed with cycle lanes. Don't get me wrong, I am all for more cycle lanes and if there was a bike rack to safely store my bike at school, I would ride my bike a lot more. However, this is one of the only solutions given when the topic of climate action is raised. Maybe I'm too radical, but cycle lanes won't 'solve' the climate crisis. We also have to stop emitting.

Thoughts with Anna: a year of solo-striking for the climate later

'Thoughts with Anna' Series, post 1 Climate strike week 52. Still alone. (At least that makes it easy to social distance.) It is freezing cold and frosty this morning.  It's been 1 year since I first did a weekly climate strike. Just like today, I walked for 1 hour to the Spirit of Belfast statue … Continue reading Thoughts with Anna: a year of solo-striking for the climate later

Are you the last 5 years? Because you’re the hottest on record

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and what better way to celebrate is there than to climate strike? My date this year will be planet earth! Join me at the youthstrike4climate Belfast strike at the spirit of Belfast statue in cornmarket from 12-3pm where I’ll be striking instead of my usual FridaysForFuture solo strike. There will … Continue reading Are you the last 5 years? Because you’re the hottest on record

Opinion piece for belfast Live

I'm Anna Kernahan, I'm 17-years-old, I'm a climate activist from Belfast and I need you to act. We have entered into a new decade with the aspirations of a fresh start, but instead we are being burned alive in Australia, drowning in Jakarta and consequently crushing the potential of our future generations surviving. According to … Continue reading Opinion piece for belfast Live