Climate change can be a daunting topic of discussion.
It's so far outside the region of many people's consciousness and you can often encounter malaise over just what an individual can do about it.
But, there is that one saying, from little things, big things grow - and it could not be more relevant in the context of climate change.
As a society we need to become more mindful of our consumption habits and how that consumption affects the ecosystem in which we live - because if the impacts become irreversible, we all suffer.
If you want to look at evidence for this, look no further than popular culture, the biggest television show in the world was HBO's miniseries Chernobyl, which illustrated, often in horrific detail, what can happen to people and the environment as a result of our mistakes.
On Thursday, activist group Extinction Rebellion staged two simultaneous protests to different levels of government, urging them to act on climate change.
At the City of Launceston council meeting, Northern Extinction Rebellion members participated in a silent protest at the same time councillors unanimously supported a motion from Cr Nick Daking in declaring a climate emergency.
In Hobart, outside Parliament, Southern protesters nailed their demands to Parliament's front door.
It might seem hopeless, or something that we don't have power to act on, but everyone can play their part, if they care enough about an issue.
Whether you believe in climate change or not, we can all do our bit to create a more efficient lifestyle and help each other.
Whether it's to save time, money or the environment.
Government officials are elected to represent the will of the people, but sometimes the voice of the people can be lost.
In regards to climate change, that voice is becoming louder and louder, with activist and protest groups joining academic voices and scientists all calling for the government to do more.
The question remains - will they listen?