"Humanity’s Job": Students Call On Adults To Participate In Climate Movement

Student leaders have urged adults to play their part in movement for climate protection as they plan to go on a global strike on 20th September.

Greta Thunberg and 46 student activists in an article on Guardian explained the urgency to have governments take action to limit Global Warming within a maximum rise of 1.5C.

"We are the ones we’ve been waiting for," the students wrote in the article.

"Once again our voices are being heard on the streets, but it is not just up to us. We feel a lot of adults haven’t quite understood that we young people won’t hold off the climate crisis ourselves. Sorry if this is inconvenient for you. But this is not a single-generation job. It’s humanity’s job. We young people can contribute to a larger fight and that can make a huge difference...

On Friday, hundreds of thousands of students all round the world walked out of school and participated in the protest. On 15 March, an estimated 1.6 million students from 125 countries took to streets.

Historic strikes are anticipated in September as students are organizing for the day what they call would be a turning point in history.

"So this is our invitation. Starting on Friday 20 September we will kickstart a week of climate action with a worldwide strike for the climate. We’re asking adults to step up alongside us. There are many different plans under way in different parts of the world for adults to join together and step up and out of your comfort zone for our climate," the students invited the older generation.

The movement School Strike For Climate also known as Fridays for Future spread publicity when in August 2018 activist Greta Thunberg, at age 15, skipped school to staged solo protest outside the Swedish Riksdag (parliament), holding a sign that read "Skolstrejk för klimatet" ("School strike for the climate").


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