Our 25 new CAFOD young climate bloggers are launching One Climate, One World for children and young people today at Brentwood Cathedral. They have been training with CAFOD in media and campaigning at the Othona Community in Essex. They will be blogging on climate and environment issues throughout 2015. Here are their very first blogs:
St Mary’s CAFOD young climate bloggers write:
We recently became young climate bloggers for CAFOD and we have had the opportunity of a lifetime which we would like to share with you:
On this trip, we were able to skype Mowdudur, one of CAFOD’s partners from Bangladesh. We asked him many questions from “how can we help?” to “how often does it flood?” He told us that a changing climate is making cyclones and floods more frequent and intense. In case you are unsure a cyclone is something like a cross between a hurricane and a tornado, and it moves water!
The main question was “how can we help?” Mowdudur said that they need many more cyclone shelters, the people need to be protected and they need immediate response. CAFOD have taken this in, but we need your support to achieve this goal. We are responsible for the future.
All Saints CAFOD young climate bloggers write:
People of the world, this week has been a phenomenal success, full of inspiration and motivation to make a change in today’s world. It has provided thoughts of how to unite the world together.
Upon our arrival the inspiration struck us. Seeing the solar panels and wind turbines at Orthona showed how easy it is to make a change. We realised that people do not only suffer from poverty, but a bigger issue which is natural disasters, which can make poverty worse.
So what can you do?