The disarming case to act right now on climate


Stockholm native Greta Thunberg first heard about climate change when she was 8 years old. She absorbed the solutions adults threw at her — recycle paper, study the data, train to be a climate scientist. None of it felt like enough. “What’s the point of learning facts in the school system,” she asks, “when the finest science from that system means nothing to our politicians and society?” In this passionate call to action, Greta explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and stood firm outside the Swedish parliament in an effort to prompt change. As she says: “We have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is wake up and change.”

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6 Responses to The disarming case to act right now on climate

  1. John says:

    Reblogged this on jpratt27.

    Like

  2. I read that there were massive strikes in Australia, some in the Netherlands and in Germany. Typically German, they throw the books at students and parents, “if you don’t … then you won’t”. (I am German). They say that if the students don’t show up at school, their future is in danger … that is the whole point isn’t it? Why show up at school, if I don’t have a future?

    Here a video of a Danish demonstration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YKl0vxpdLw&list=PLDlmgeLuaPSuVRglOAswq9v4WlEAewXyB

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    • agogo22 says:

      I’m glad she’s not an outlier (we don’t seem to see these demonstrations reported about on the news), and hope they don’t think of us this way (as a generation who just allowed this to happen) when they’re running things…

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