15-Year-Old Ambrose Hayes Protests for the Climate in Australia

15-year-old Ambrose Hayes is now one of the leading youth climate activists in Australia, protesting against the Australian government for inaction on the climate crisis and plans to invest in gas plants as a COVID-19 recovery plan.

Hayes and 7 other students filed a class action lawsuit to stop the expansion of a large coal mine in New South Wales.

'The thing is, this is going to affect us, and by them not taking action, it's just going to lead to more costs in the future,' he explains.

Hayes organized Australia's School Strike 4 Climate protest in September 2020.

'I shouldn't have to be doing this,' Hayes argues. 'But the government has left us no choice.'