31 Dec '15, 9pm

Eco-activist's call to action on climate change - The Straits Times

The climate change summit in Paris may be over but it is only the beginning for Ms Nor Lastrina Hamid, who wants to inspire many more like herself to take the lead in the fight against climate change. The 26-year-old was among 20 young Singaporeans at the Paris Climate Conference last month, where she delivered a passionate speech calling for all nations to adopt a legally binding agreement to keep the global temperature increase below 1.5 deg C. "Action, not empty promises, will save our populations from starving, dying of thirst, and perishing in floods," she told country representatives and non-governmental organisations there. "You are responsible for the emissions in the past. We don't want history to repeat itself, stop the carbon colonialism." Her talk has since been viewed online thousands of times and she hopes to pass on what she has learnt from the talks - where...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/eco-activists-call-...

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