Do you think you have an answer to your kid’s question about what’s happening to the Earth?
It’s all over the news & even the school boards that students have been skipping school to hold a “school strike for climate change” and your kid would want to skip school too, without even knowing why! No news is good when it comes trough mode of “chinese wishperes game”. The cause would be blurred and your kid might end up in confusion. Why wait for your kid to rely upon external sources when you can educate them about the Changing Climate. This will not just prove that you’re a good parent but a responsible citizen too.
Students have been skipping school to hold a “school strike for climate change” in 119 countries around the world that took place on the 14th of May. And now, they’re asking adults to join them in another worldwide climate strike on September 20.
The climate strike movement began last summer after Swedish teen Greta Thunberg began skipping school to sit outside Parliament to protest her government’s lack of action on global warming, carrying a “school strike for climate change” sign, the then 15-year-old said she was refusing to attend classes until Swedish politicians took action.
While Thunberg is well-known worldwide, she says it is the strike organizers in each country that she looks up to. “Young people who are in developing countries are sacrificing their education in order to protest against the destruction of their future and world, they are the real heroes.” she told TIME.
Climate change is the change in weather patterns around the world caused due to human activities. Global warming is one result of climate change. The world is getting hotter, mainly because humans are burning “fossil fuels” like coal, oil, and natural gas to make energy. These fuels give off pollution which makes the climate emergency worse. These kinds of pollution are often called “greenhouse gases” or “carbon emissions”.
Last year, the UN’s leading scientists warned that there were just 12 years to limit climate catastrophe. Earlier this month, another UN report warned that the widespread collapse of ecosystems was putting humanity itself at risk. And just last week it emerged that the Antarctic ice is melting much faster than previously feared and global atmospheric CO2 emissions reached a record level of 415ppm.
While Thunberg may have started her strike alone, May 24 proved that people all around the world are in solidarity with her and willing to spread the message. “I’m not planning to stop this movement, and I don’t think anyone else is either,” she told TIME. “We have to start acting now, even if we don’t have all the solutions.”
Adults have backed the school strike movement, with several prominent thinkers and activists supporting the movement’s next event, a global strike on 20 September, saying that “disrupting our normal lives is the only way to secure our future.”
Will you be a part of it?
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