Jude Walker is a British boy who dreams to save the planet from the deepened pollution crisis.
The 11-year-boy started walking from northern England to London in a bid to garner support for a carbon tax to tackle carbon emissions.
Inspire by activist Greta Thunberg, Walker has braved hills, rain and doubts along his 210-mile trek to London.
He seeks to reach the British parliament in Westminster, central London.
“We now know a lot more about climate change and I think a carbon tax would be definitely one of the most useful solutions to it,” Walker told Reuters.
“The effects of climate change are already being seen,” Walker said.
“We really need to make the changes now particularly if you want to avoid the devastating impacts later on.”
Furthermore, he has launched a petition calling for a carbon tax.
57,000 people have signed it. If it gets 100,000 signatures, it will be considered for debate by parliament.
Climate Change Under Spot
Many parts of the world have been on fire in the past few weeks, while experts have connected it to climate change.
Heatwaves, deadly floods and wildfires, this summer people confronted the link between extreme weather and climate change.
A UN-appointed panel of experts recently sounded a dire warning over climate change.
The UN climate panel said that the earth is getting so hot that in about a decade temperatures will probably rise past the most ambitious threshold set in the Paris accord.
With unprecedented fires tearing through Europe and North Africa, so some scientists believe the reported 48.8 degrees celsius in Sicily could be the highest temperature in European history.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the report as a ‘code red’ for humanity.
World leaders to tackle the crisis at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.
“It would be just a dystopian world unless this summit doesn’t goes to plan,” Walker said. “We can avoid catastrophe.”