Youth-Led Climate Strikes Call For Urgent Change - Lake Harding Association

Youth-Led Climate Strikes Call For Urgent Change

Youth-Led Climate Strikes Call For Urgent Change

By Micah Moen 5 Comments September 21, 2019


WHAT AN INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL. WE WISH HER THE BEST, JOAN. THANK YOU FOR THAT LIVE REPORT. NOW AT 5, FROM SOUTH FLORIDA TO SIDNEY, AUSTRALIA. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE MARCHING TODAY TO DEMAND URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. Reporter: THEY HELD SIGNS AND CHANTED AS THEY GATHERED IN LOWER PLANT, FIGHTING FOR THE FUTURE OF THE PLANET. YOUNG PEOPLE MISSED SCHOOL FOR THE EVENT, WHICH IS PART OF A WORLDWIDE CLIMATE STRIKE. ASSAILIAN GAINS IS ONE OF THE LOCAL ORGANIZERS. TODAY’S CLIMATE STRIKE IN NEW YORK CITY HAS THREE MAIN DEMANDS. THE FIRST ONE IS NO FOSSIL FUELS AND DEMOCRACY, BUSINESS, MEDIA. THE SECOND ONE IS A JUST TRANSITION TO 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY. AND THE THIRD DEMAND IS HOLD POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE. Reporter: THESE CLIMATE STRIKES ARE BEING HELD IN MORE THAN 1,000 LOCATIONS ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. THE DEMONSTRATIONS ARE INSPIRED BY TEENAGE SWEDISH ACTIVIST GREAT TO TUNNUMBERING’S FRIDAY FOR FUTURE MOVEMENT. THE PROTESTS ARE BEING ECHOED AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING HERE IN SOUTH FLORIDA. HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS IN MIAMI DADE SKIPPED CLASS AND GATHERED OUTSIDE MIAMI BEACH CITY HALL, CHANTING AND HOLDING SIGNS WITH MESSAGES, SAYING, “RESPECT YOUR MOTHER,” AND “LOVE IS THICKER THAN OIL,” DEMANDING IMMEDIATE ACTION ON CLIMATE ISSUES. THEY NEED TO KNOW AN ENTIRE GENERATION IS GOING TO DIE FROM OLD AGE WHILE ANOTHER GENERATION IS GOING TO DIE FROM NATURAL DISASTERS BY CLIMATE CHANGE. AND THE PEOPLE IF THEY WERE DOING THEIR JOBS RIGHT, WE WOULD BE AT WORK, THEY WOULD BE IN SCHOOL. THEY NEED TO MAKE CHANGE. Reporter: IN FORT LAUDERDALE, BROWARD COUNTY STUDENTS MARCHED OUTSIDE THE BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUILDING TO VOICE THEIR CONCERNS. THEY’RE HOPING THEY CAN BE THE GENERATION THAT CAN FIX THIS ISSUE. WE’RE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO PAY ATTENTION, BECAUSE THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT EVERYBODY — THIS IS A PRIORITY. THIS NEEDS TO BE EVERYBODY’S PRIORITY. OKAY? EVERYBODY NEEDS TO REALIZE THAT, IF WE DON’T HAVE A PLANET HERE, WHAT’S THE POINT OF A FUTURE? WHAT ARE WE GOING TO GIVE OUR KIDS? Reporter: HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS TOOK PART IN MASSIVE RALLIES ACROSS AUSTRALIA, DEMANDING A REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. PROTESTERS ALSO GATHERED IN KENYA. CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL, AND IT’S COMING FOR US. Reporter: EXPERTS SAY AFRICA IS THE MOST VULNERABLE CONTINENT TO CLIMATE CHANGE. GLOBAL ORGANIZERS SAY THE ONLY WAY TO DEFEAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS FOR THE WHOLE WORLD TO WORK TOGETHER. THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ALLOWED STUDENTS TO MISS SCHOOL IF THEY HAD PARENTAL PERMISSION TO ATTEND TODAY’S RALLIES. STUDENTS IN SOME OF THE OTHER COUNTRIES WILL GET UNEXCUSED ABSENCES FOR ATTENDING. STUDENTS WHO LEFT CAMPUS TO TAKE PART IN THE DEMONSTRATIONS WITHOUT FOR MISSION WILL BE GIVEN

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Debra Bergeron

Using youth as a political tool is a DISGRACE

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mm11

UnAgenda 21. Carbon Tax us all into poverty

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lindsay jones

Protest all the garbage that po!lutes our great nation and creates gas that pollutes our air supply and water tables for drinking water. But those doing the most protesting are the worst polluters.

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sovannv

"Oooooooo……..you lie!"

-donald

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Mike Nificent

No pretests in China or India. I wonder why…

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