Genevieve Mearns, 12 from Glasgow's South Side, attended her first youth climate strike yesterday.

From the steps of the Royal Concert Hall, just by the Donald Dewar Statue, Genevieve and a group of her school friends held home-made signs emblazoned with Greta Thunberg's iconic question, 'how dare you?', which she asked world leaders at the United Nations.

Luckily for us, Genevieve wanted to share her thoughts as a first-time young climate striker.

Glasgow Times:

"I feel very excited to be here" Genevieve said. "I wanted to come and fight for my planet. It was important for me to be here because if the planet starts dying then there is no other planet that we can go to.

"Quite a few of my friends are here today. I think that so many young people being here today shows how many people actually care about the planet.

"If we look at Australia, there are so many animals and people dying. It shows how important it is that we pay attention.

Glasgow Times:

"My sign says 'how dare you?' because that's what Greta Thunberg said to the world leaders about how all these young people are coming to the streets but all the world leaders were talking about was economic growth and money.

"She is an inspiration to me.

Glasgow Times:

"A small way to make changes is just to use less lights in our houses. If we have one light on in a room instead of five, we are saving energy and fossil fuels.

"I was really excited when I saw the climate strike in the summer but I was sad that so many young children had to miss school, when they should be learning.

"I'm not saying that older children are different but it's important for young children to be in school.

Glasgow Times:

"It's wet but I'm just really glad that I'm here and excited for the next one."