COM26V.com supports #ClimateStrikes and #FridaysForFuture. COM26V.com supports #BlackLivesMatter. Greta Thunberg is a 17-year-old Swedish climate activist, the original school striker who in 2019 began demanding more action from her government on climate change with weekly protests.
The strikes with kids and adults spread to 150 countries with massive weekly Friday climate strikes. Young people from around the world led a massive coordinated strike from school on Fridays, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It was one of the largest environmental protests in history.
In August of 2018, the 9th-grade student said she would not go to school until the Swedish general election which was held, slated for Sept. 9. She said she made up her mind to do something following the unparalleled heatwave and summer fires her country experienced.
Thunberg took her strike to the Swedish parliament in Stockholm; the Skolstrejk för Klimatet, or School Strike for the Climate. Her demand was that her country reduces carbon emissions as agreed upon in the Paris climate agreement. And so the pig-tailed girl sat outside the Swedish parliament every Friday during school hours in protest. She did not relent.
Thunberg’s School Strike for Climate was a movement that caught on in nations nearby and across the planet.
Thunberg addressed the COP24 United Nations climate change summit on Dec. 4. She said, “What I hope we achieve at this conference is that we realize that we are facing an existential threat. This is the biggest crisis humanity has ever faced. First, we have to realize this and then as fast as possible do something to stop the emissions and try to save what we can save.”
A few days later, she made her point and mission crystal clear. She was demanding action, not words. And she called for bravery and for adults to well, act like adults. Her singular action has spread into an international climate movement, organized by young people around the world.
“You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is. ”
The “School Strike for Climate” movement was to continue to strike until countries aligned with the goals of the Paris Agreement. The continued to strike online even during the COVID-19 Crisis.
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