Young Australians concerned about climate change
The children of Australia have voiced their concerns about climate change to their government via a national competition.
Thousands responded to the call for artwork, stories and essays on the issue,
Overall students were optimistic that if action is taken now, catastrophic climate change can be avoided.
Senator Penny Wong, Minister for Climate Change and Water, said the widespread interest in the competition showed just how much young people cared about climate change.
"It is our future generations that will feel the strongest impacts of climate change and the tremendous response to this competition shows just how concerned our youth are about climate change,'' she said.
"Young Australians understand that we need to take action now.''
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