Beware the ides of March! School children around the world and in 30 states plan to stage walkouts to push Jose in power to start paying attention to climate change. Somebody wake up Ernst and Grassley.
These strikes are inspired by 16 year old activist Greta Thunberg who has been picketing the Swedish Parliament for several months.
Strikers understand that they are facing a potentially bleak future unless there is some drastic action on climate. Predictions for 50 to 75 years in the future are scary unless global warming is at least stopped. These youngsters are doing what they can to get attention since they are not at the wheels of power.
From the Global Strike 4 The Future facebook page:
March 15th, Global Climate Strike For Future! Call to the youth of the world
In 2015, our governments committed in Paris to protecting our future by providing a safe pathway well below 2C with Social and Climate Justice..
Three years have passed, and our future looks bleaker than ever!
The greedy guess that 3C warming is ok. Climate scientists have evidence that even 2C will cause massive starvation, drought, fire tornados, floods, wars and death.
All because today’s adults do not care about tomorrow. They are stealing our future right in front of our eyes!
The adults are not mature enough to tell it how it is, even this they leave to us children!
And why should we be studying for a future that soon may be no more, when no one is doing anything to save that future? And what is the point of learning facts when the most important facts clearly means nothing to our society?
What use is education when our governments are not listening to the educated?
Today we use 100 million barrels of oil every single day. There are no politics to change that. There are no rules to keep that oil in the ground.
We can’t save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed.
Greta Thunberg has inspired us, by striking every Friday in front of her Swedish parliament.
Since August, 2018, many thousands of students, have been striking in front of 300 parliaments and town halls in over 30 countries worldwide.
And now on March 15, we will all create a Deep strike together! To show the Climate Crisis is a Crisis! Join Us!
We are striking to tell our governments to do their homework and give us Proof!
We Need Proof of a safe pathway well below 2C!
If adults can not provide proof, be honest, admit this failure and join our strike!
All honest adults, without Proof, will join our strike on March 15th!
Tell your adults to support our strike, tell them they have to come with you, tell them you need them so that you can simply have a chance to survive in the future!
For 40 years, of all political colours, have been losing the war on climate change!
Now there is only time to reduce the amount of disaster.
We Need Proof! Global Climate Strike For Future! Call to the youth of the world!”
Do you have children? Grandchildren? Great-grandchildren? Do you want them to have a chance to grow up and enjoy a full life? It is past time to start voting like it. Perhaps the firs t question every candidate should answer is about their stand on climate change. If they don’t want to be in the forefront of change, it is time to get another candidate.
Greta Thunberg, TED talk 11 minutes: