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‘Listen and help us’: Kids worldwide are on strike for the climate - 09-23-2019, 06:34 PM

This climate change debate has the potential to become todays version of
the Anti War Movement during the Vietnam era. With more young people getting
involved and many of them registering to vote, I won't be surprised to see politicians start to listen.

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‘Listen and help us’: Kids worldwide are on strike for the climate
In over 200 nations, children are calling for adults to take action and stop ruining the planet’s future.
4 MINUTE READ
BY LAURA PARKER
PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 20, 2019

NEW YORK CITYListen up, grown-ups around the world: You’ve failed us.

That is the message millions of young people from Sydney to Warsaw to London and beyond carried to the streets on Friday, as they skipped school to stage strikes demanding urgent action on climate change.

The global strike is the third this year and involved more than 3,000 protests, according to Fridays for Future, the group that organized them. The strike in New York, where 1.1 million students were excused from school, comes ahead of a pair of climate meetings at the United Nations–the first-ever Youth Summit on Saturday and a one-day Climate Action Summit of the General Assembly on Monday.

Striking for change
The New York protest was led by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish high school student who has become the face of the fast-growing youth movement that has taken hold in more than 200 nations. Her message to world leaders is blunt and to the point: Listen to the science.

"We are united behind the science and will stop at nothing to keep this crisis from getting worse," Thunberg said from the stage in Battery Park at the south end of Manhattan as the crowd chanted, "Greta, Greta, Greta."

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The fast-growing youth movement has taken hold in more than 200 nations. Students are demanding help from adults to stop climate change.
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She not only condemned political leaders for their "empty promises, lies and inaction," she chastised supportive adults for taking selfies with her and her fellow activists and telling them "how much they admire what we do."

That is not why the crowds turned out in the streets, she added. "We are doing this to wake up the leaders," she said. "We deserve a safe future. Is that too much to ask?"

Thunberg delivered a similar message to the U.S. Congress when she testified earlier this week. Instead of prepared remarks, she submitted last October’s report from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warning that warned the rise of global temperatures was hastening to an alarming degree. To prevent 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit of warming—which would result in catastrophic food shortages, coral reef die-offs, worsening flooding, wildfires and extreme weather—the scientists advised that global greenhouse gases must be reduced by 45 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050.

Aside from her appearance before Congress, Thunberg met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama, and appeared at a protest in front of the Supreme Court with 21 youth plaintiffs suing the government to force court-ordered action on climate change. She also joined a strike outside the gates of the White House, which included a silent 11-minute “lie-down” in recognition that there just 11 years remaining before that first 2030 deadline.

Thunberg arrived in New York late last month after a two-week trip across the Atlantic by yacht. She refuses to fly because of airplanes’ carbon footprint.

The tiny but fearless teenager seems the least likely leader of a global movement. When she staged her first Friday school strike outside the Swedish Parliament in August last year, she sat alone. A handful of other students joined her, then more. She spoke to the UN meeting in Poland–traveling by train–last December, and by spring, a global movement had been launched.

“The weight of the climate crisis has been put on our shoulders by the inaction of our leaders,” says Alexandria Villasenor, who is 14 and the founder of Earth Uprising, one of the numerous activist groups that has been organized.

Villasenor lives an hour’s drive from Paradise, California, which burned to the ground last fall in one of the worst wildfires in the worst fire season ever recorded in California’s history. In recalling the fire and the toxic smoke that spread to her hometown, Villasenor said her greatest fear is that by the time she turns 18 and is eligible to vote, “it will be too late to solve the climate crisis.”

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Kids are calling for adults to take action to save the planet's future for them, and for their children. Here, young protestors play with a large globe in Sydney.
PHOTOGRAPH BY BROOK MITCHELL, GETTY IMAGES

It's personal
The movement has been compared to earlier social movements, including women’s suffrage, civil rights, gay and lesbian rights, and anti-war protests during the Vietnam war, to name a few. Whether this movement succeeds in compelling world leaders to move more rapidly to remake the planet’s energy system seems a tough haul. Some teen activists worry that the movement might not be able to sustain itself beyond school strikes.

More than a few teens who began as fervent activists have dropped out, citing depression, anxiety and other fears that the world’s leaders will not act in time to prevent their lives–and the lives of their children–from being irretrievably altered by climate change.

Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, which bills itself as the “world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement," remains optimistic that the youth activists will ultimately prevail. One of the hallmarks of social movements that succeed and change history, she says, is that they are intensely personal to those leading them.

“Vietnam was personal because young people were getting drafted,” she says. “This is personal to these kids. They’ve had a steady diet of what’s going to happen to the world. It’s in the news. This movement has consistently been getting bigger and bigger.”

In Washington, where a panel of activists appeared ahead of this week’s events, when they were asked how adults could help, the answers seemed obvious to many youths in the room.

Kallan Benson, the national coordinator for Fridays for Future USA, recommended asking young activists how they could contribute.

“We are a youth-led movement,” she said. “We need you guys to help us."

“You’re all able to vote,” said Jerome Foster, a National Geographic Student Explorer who helps with voter registration campaigns.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, one of the 21 plaintiffs in the lawsuit against the U.S. government and youth director of Earth Guardians, summed up the activists’ sentiment in the succinct and direct way that has come to characterize the leaders of the movement.

“You’re still here,” he said. “You’re not off the hook yet.”


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09-23-2019, 06:44 PM

I've seen a worldwide kids strike before, its called Christmas Day Sales in America.

When video games and gaming consoles are heavily discounted and still new.

The fact that an advertising campaign originated by a failed US presidential elect is using children to push the agenda is embarrassing.

None of the adults wanted to take point on such a momentous and epic political direction. The only available alternative are children.

Call me when people want to be realistic about people dying. Russia is oppressing democracy, China is oppressing Democracy, Syria has been getting away with oppressing democracy.

Those revolutions that happen in the Middle East were the first wave. The Asian continent is due during for a major awakening.

A country where children have to grow up where their parents are taken away or silenced for having opposing political views is a global threat. Its a threat on progress and the survival of humanity.

As for a bunch of companies that cause pollution and don't clean it up, this is nothing new, there are rules on the book for that.
  
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09-23-2019, 06:54 PM

Are they climatologists? Because we were told nobody without a degree in climatology could have an opinion about this.


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09-23-2019, 07:10 PM

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How is this even possible. Al Gore said there will be no Artic ice. It gives her something to do instead of learning and being able to make observations for herself. I feel sorry for all those beach front property owners who wont be able to get insurance or sell their properties.


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09-23-2019, 07:11 PM

The best thing these kids could do, is to STOP listening (to the insanity of the left). This would accomplish two missions. A.) It would give them at least 20 to 30 seconds of alone time inside their own heads, before they are attacked with yet another attempt at communist indoctrination, and B.) It would give them a chance to stop asking for help, and help themselves, by hanging onto liberty, and rejecting socialism science 101.


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09-23-2019, 07:14 PM

The Marxist Globalists are stealing these kids childhoods...poor little Greta got upstaged by PDJT.

The look on her face...it was supposed to be 'my' day.
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The Marxist Globalists are stealing these kids childhoods...poor little Greta got upstaged by PDJT.

The look on her face...it was supposed to be 'my' day.
Looks like gas to me.


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09-23-2019, 07:27 PM

Young shits have been eating doughnuts, and not playing ball in the street.

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The Marxist Globalists are stealing these kids childhoods...poor little Greta got upstaged by PDJT.

The look on her face...it was supposed to be 'my' day.
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The best thing these kids could do, is to STOP listening (to the insanity of the left). This would accomplish two missions. A.) It would give them at least 20 to 30 seconds of alone time inside their own heads, before they are attacked with yet another attempt at communist indoctrination, and B.) It would give them a chance to stop asking for help, and help themselves, by hanging onto liberty, and rejecting socialism science 101.
They're getting a full court press of propaganda; the school system, mass media, government, the Pope, Hollywood, music, corporate advertisers, social media, and on..and on..., they're so dumbed down that they've become nothing more than zombies, tools and "useful idiots"...like most of their parents.
  
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09-23-2019, 08:27 PM

To equate these protests to anti war protest is total bullshit.

Anti war protest is about real events that cause great harm to people in the here and now.

If these kids were so concerned about saving lives of people, why no war protests?
  
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09-23-2019, 08:37 PM

The basic problem is over population of humans yet no one is volunteering to disappear in the name of the planet.

Lead, follow or get the hell out of the way and STFU already.


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To equate these protests to anti war protest is total bullshit.

Anti war protest is about real events that cause great harm to people in the here and now.

If these kids were so concerned about saving lives of people, why no war protests?
They're doing what they're "programed" to do, nothing more, nothing less.
  
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