Why Strike For The Climate
All over the world, millions of children have been walking out of school to demand a future and demand their governments take action against climate change, the biggest issue of our time. If the earth's temperature increases 2 ° C higher than pre-industrial times, 37% of the population will be exposed to extreme heatwaves. Coral reefs will disappear. 32-80 million people worldwide will be affected by flooding from sea level rise, causing a refugee crisis, especially with small island nations.
We've waited too long to act. We're years too late. As Greta Thunberg puts it: "We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit. Politicians have known about climate change for decades. They have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence."
Climate activism has already made a difference. For example, the European Investment Bank's proposed policy will not fund any fossil fuels after 2020! The EIB itself has said that that climate activism factored into their decision.
On September 20th, both adults and students internationally will strike to demand action against the biggest issue of our time. Join us at a demonstration led by LHS students on the LHS football field and help us save our world.
Bill McKibben and the link between the immigration and climate crisis: