- Izzy Raj-Seppings is a climate-change activist who first grabbed the public eye during the bushfire protests of 2019.
- Recently, she captured headlines with her “School Strike 4 Climate” protest march.
- She is leading thousands of protests and has filed a landmark class-action lawsuit to ensure that her motives are heard and acted upon.
A buzzing topic of the hour, one which deserves a lot more attention- let us discuss how Izzy-Raj Seppings is becoming Australia’s Greta Thunberg.
A teenage girl fighting for climate change in Australia has come into the limelight again. Izzy Raj-Seppings is a climate-change activist who first grabbed the public eye during the bushfire protests of 2019. Recently, she hit the road for a new march to fight and spread awareness against climate change.
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Her name does ring a bell, reminding us of the global iconic teenage activist Greta Thunberg!
Let us have a look at Izzy Raj-Seppings recent and past protests to shed some light on the country’s budding green panther, who is now being referred to as Australia’s Greta Thunberg.
The rise of Izzy Raj-Seppings
Unfortunately, Australia has ranked second last in climate change policymaking in the 2021 Climate Change Performance Index report. As the country needed some motivation to up the ante, Izzy Raj came into limelight.
The 14-year-old’s battle began in 2019 when she joined the bushfire protests. Protestors assembled in front of Prime Minister Scott Morrisson’s residence to demand action against climate change. In 2019, Australia experienced one of the worst bushfires. Of course, bushfires were not new in the continent, but the latest one was one of the most dangerous and stretched till 2020.
The 2019 protests that began peacefully turned into chaotic, unsettling scenes and put many people in the limelight. One of those was Izzy Raj-Seppings. Izzy Raj voiced out that Australia’s authorities live in denial, and immediate and strict actions for climate change are the need of the hour.
Two years back, the budding climate change activist made her place in the climate change movement. And now she is known worldwide for her resilience, awareness and young blood that demands a safer and greener future for all.
Why is Izzy Raj-Seppings the Greta Thunberg of Australia?
The worsening climate change conditions in Australia are attributed to its dependency on fossil fuels. Australia is one of the biggest exporters of coal in the world. Due to excessive dependency on coal and other fossils, the country releases carbon, and other toxic emissions in abundance into the environment.
To fight the battle against climate change, Izzy Raj has put a step forward and become one of the most prominent climate activists that the world has seen in recent times. She has abandoned usual teenage activities to actively raise her voice against the adversities of climate change.
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Recently, she captured headlines with her “School Strike 4 Climate” protest march. In the protest, she led thousands of students through central Sydney. Eight school students, including Izzy Raj, have also filed a class-action lawsuit against the central government to allow permission to expand a coal mine in New South Wales.
Notably, the power teen is leading thousands of protests and has filed a landmark class-action lawsuit to ensure that her motives are heard and acted upon.
The girl is the new rising star of Australia, or better be called as the Greta Thunberg of Australia. She believes that people underestimate school children and think of them as mere kids. However, she has time and again asserted that it’s their future, and strict actions to combat climate change are needed immediately.
It is so inspiring to see young people taking matters into their own hands to speak up against an array of issues in hopes of making the world a better place.