A firefighter walks towards burning trees during bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
A firefighter walks towards burning trees during bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
Mia Castagnone
Opinion

Opinion

Mia Castagnone

Why many Gen Z youth are ‘lying flat’ on climate change

  • Apocalyptic memes and the ‘smiling face with tear’ emoji express the sentiments of a generation tired of watching governments and businesses stall on addressing climate change, even as dire warnings of extreme weather events grow

A firefighter walks towards burning trees during bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
A firefighter walks towards burning trees during bushfires around the town of Nowra in the Australian state of New South Wales on December 31, 2019. Photo: AFP
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