School strikers took to zoom the day after Earth day, with 150 attendees mobilising with guest speakers and activists from around the world. Saoi O’Connor from Fridays for Future Ireland helped organise the event yesterday and they want “to make sure that we remind people to keep that pressure that the climate crisis may not be happening here, but it is happening now. It’s only going to get worse unless we act yesterday.” Organisers expressed disappointment with Minister for Climate Action Eamon Ryan, saying that he appeared to not “understand the gravity of the climate crisis.” “There just seems to be lack of a sense of urgency and a lack of willingness to look at this crisis in any way other than what is the most convenient for us” says Jessica Dunne, organiser with Fridays for Future Dublin. “We need to stand here together to show that we find it urgent.” The aim for their efforts is to reach emissions targets and achieve climate justice. To achieve this, the organisers see the current targets in 2050 as too late, and that there needs to be more action from leaders. “We’re just as, if not more powerful as a movement than we were before this started, and this isn’t the end. We’re going to keep going. We’re going to still be here and still be annoying and have as many different strikes in as many different formats as it takes for them to wake up,” O’Connor said.