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Local students to cut class in second climate strike

14 March 2019
Local students to cut class in second climate strike

"Last year we witnessed thousands of students striking in solidarity across the world demanding climate action", Byron High School Year 11 student Mia Thom said. Thunberg became well known a year ago when she exclusively sat outside the Swedish parliament building last August in an effort to pressure policymakers on making better choices to fight climate change.

Was there a specific moment in the past couple of years that made you passionate about climate action and inspired you to take on a position of leadership in this movement? .

Max Prestigiacomo of Middleton High School and Sophie Guthier of Memorial High School are two of the students planning the strike. I want you to panic. It's a message that is grounded in the latest science on climate change, while reminding us that climate is a matter of social justice with the burdens falling on those least responsible, including children and future generations. "If you are a citizen of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, North America, or the Earth as a whole, this strike is for you", reads the Facebook event, titled Student Strike 4 Climate 2019.

Ardern discussed the government's role in combating climate change and took questions from the students as well as from those watching the live broadcast.

I have been a part of the committee of climate strikers organising the specifics of the day include time, location and run schedule.

Logan Park pupil Linea Simons said it was frustrating many people did not know the extent of the crisis. They will share their stories about what they want to see happen about climate change. "Climate change is already happening". We call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. Although there is not an organized strike at BHS, the environmental club, Leader in Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP), will have a petition for Vermont legislature encouraging them to have stronger policies on climate change. Frustrated by inaction- or insufficient action- from politicians throughout their young lives, these students are panicked about the scientific predictions for the future and unwavering in their call for change.

Frome students and teachers gave up a day of half-term to travel to London to demand that The Department of Education prioritise the ecological and climate crisis in schools. "Now we will make our voices heard".

"The generation that is now making the decisions are not making good enough decisions and as young people who have to live in the consequences of the decisions that are being made today and in the past, we should have a voice", Mudgway said.