Earth Day: 55 reasons to be hopeful for our future

For Earth Day, the Irish Times asked Irish activists, environmentalists, thinkers and doers what gives them hope for our future on planet Earth, this included MaREI’s, Dr Hannah Daly from University College Cork. Here’s what she had to say:

“Activists such as Greta Thunberg and the climate movement give me hope for the future of humanity on this planet. Non-violent but disruptive collective action has been one of the main forces for positive change throughout history: progress and freedoms, from LGBTQ+ rights to women’s suffrage, were won by protests, activism, and legal challenges. Now, the climate movement is gaining momentum all over the world and is tipping the world on a more sustainable path through action on the streets, in the courts, and in politics.”

Other contributors were Michael D Higgins, Colm O’Regan, Ella McSweeney, and Manchán Magan, read their answers here.