From mowing messages to marches, UK's youth protest Trump's climate stance

(Reuters News, 3 Jun 2019) A growing global movement of young protesters demanding action on climate change has spread from Sweden across Europe, and to countries from the United States to Australia.

An art student had a clear message for Donald Trump on Monday - mowing "climate change is real" and a massive polar bear into grass underneath the U.S. President's flight path into London.

Ollie Nancarrow, 18, spent the weekend cutting the message in huge letters into the lawn of his family home near Hatfield Heath in Essex, about 40 miles (65 km) northeast of London.

In a bid to grab more attention at the start of the three-day state visit to Britain, Nancarrow also wrote "Oi Trump" and mowed a penis into another field, while other young climate activists prepared to join marches and protests in London.

"I decided to mow the message because Trump especially, but many leaders from across the entire world, refuse to believe in climate change and refuse to do anything about climate change," Nancarrow told the Thomson Reuters Foundation by phone.

"They worry about all these other issues but none of that matters if we don't fix the climate first."

Nancarrow, who is also involved with an online eco-marketplace, said he had his parents' permission to carve out the message in the lawn.

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Reuters News, 3 Jun 2019: From mowing messages to marches, UK's youth protest Trump's climate stance