Greta Thurnberg and Bill McKibben join forces, amongst others, to call for global climate strikes and actions in September
With numbers and events still coming in, at least 1 million school children and students took parts in climate strikes today. Prominent school strikers and well-known climate personalities, writers, comedians and sports people have issued an unparalleled call to action to stop climate breakdown
On Friday 20th September school strikers will kick start a week of climate actions with a worldwide strike for the climate, during the week there will be many different events culminating in a global Earth Strike on the 27th September
“We’re asking you to step up alongside us. There are many different plans underway in different parts of the world for adults to join alongside us and shake up business as usual for our climate. Let’s all step out of our comfort zones; with your neighbours, co-workers, friends, family and go out on to the streets to make our voices heard and make this a turning point in our history.” School strikers; Fridays for Future
“On Friday September 20, at the request of the young people who’ve been staging school strikes around the world, we are walking out of our workplaces and homes to kick start a week of climate action, And we hope to make it a turning point in history.” Bill Mckibben founding member of 350.org
Last year’s UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on global warming was clear about the unprecedented dangers of going beyond 1.5C of global warming, emissions must drop rapidly. Already across the globe, the climate crisis is impacting the lives of those at the frontlines resulting in the escalation of poverty, violence, forced displacement and state crackdowns that impact the most vulnerable.
“Climate breakdown is about much more than emissions and scientific metrics – it’s about fighting for a just and sustainable world that works for all. We have the technologies we need—the price of a solar panel has plunged 90 percent in the last decade. And we know the policies to make them work: all across the planet some version of a Green New Deal has been proposed, laws that would speedily replace fossil fuels with the power of sun and wind, along the way providing good jobs and stabilizing strong local economies and support the long term health of communities that have been largely ignored,” said Bill Mckibben