Thousands of northern rivers people joined a global show of strength at the weekend, calling for more action to combat climate change.
As world leaders gather in Paris for climate talks, people across the world are turning out at marches and gatherings to express the concern that not enough is being done to stop global warming.
More than a thousand people turned out to the Lismore rally on Saturday, and hundreds more gathered in Railway Park at Byron Bay, and in Brunswick Heads, on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the Lismore rally, Beth Shelley, said the large turn-outs showed that climate change was a real issue for people.
‘Many people now are realising that this is a huge issue for their children and grandchildren,’ she said.
‘We received hundreds of email contacts from people wanting to be part of a climate change action group and keep the campaign going.
‘Donations poured in and it was obvious that people from all walks of life want our politicians to act decisively.’