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Australia's Young Green Farmers (24 Hours of Reality 2015)


In New South Wales, Australia, Josh Gilbert is transforming attitudes on the climate crisis in rural communities, connecting the dots between the realities farmers see in the field and the latest climate science to build support for action. Gilbert is the head of the Young Farmers Council of the New South Wales Farmers Association, a powerful lobbying group. Gilbert is leading a movement that caused the association to vote unanimously to change its official position on climate change from denying the reality of the crisis to advocating for solutions. Young leaders like Gilbert are now raising their voices and taking the threat of climate change seriously.