School Strike 4 Climate Is A Big "Pile Of Hooey", Says Penbo

Jo Lloyd
March 14, 2019

This includes wildfires (such as the ones here devastated California this year), hurricanes in Puerto Rico, and extreme tornadoes in the Midwest.

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg, 16, attends a protest next to Sweden's parliament in Stockholm, Sweden on March 8.

The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by Mr. Gore, has thrown its support behind the Youth Climate Strike, a one-day walk-out aimed at drumming up support for "radical legislative action", including the Green New Deal.

Dunedin's strike was initiated by Logan Park High School pupils.

"Politicians that have been in power for so long have let us down", she says.

Young climate activists are hoping to spark a widespread dialogue about climate change, following in the footsteps of their peers in Parkland, Florida, who led a national conversation about gun control after a mass shooting at their school. Tens of thousands of students will reportedly take part in the event. Now they are just debating how fast or what we need to do.

Omar's daughter, Isra Hirsi, 16, of Minneapolis, is spearheading the nationwide youth climate strike protests across the almost 50 states and Washington, DC., along with co-organizers Alexandria Villasenor, 13, of NY, and Haven Coleman, 12, of Denver. But in walking out of school as citizens they are sending a powerful signal to political leaders and "adults" more generally that our continued action and inaction is violating their right to a future. We are striking for the Green New Deal, a fair and just transition to decarbonize the United States economy, and other legislative action that combats the effects of climate change.

Kohler supports youth activism and says it encourages society to understand issues and make intelligent decisions that will benefit humankind.

"We weren't aware of the school strike in November". At the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos, she sternly told world leaders, "I don't want you to be hopeful".

They report, "The road outside the Department of Education was blocked for over two hours on Friday the 22nd of February by an impressive crowd of students, teachers and parents, delivering a letter calling for children to be taught the truth about climate change and ecological collapse".

Vivanco acknowledges that missing school is bad, but reasons that one day of school is small compared to the future which she could be protesting for. They told us to go back to school. On Friday, March 15, thousands of others will join what the young people have virally hashtagged as #FridaysForFuture. Rather than university-aged youth, the organisers of this movement are in their teens - they are in high school and even primary school.

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