Meet the High School Students Behind Boise's Upcoming Youth Climate Strike

Meet the High School Students Behind Boise's Upcoming Youth Climate Strike

Meet the High School Students Behind Boise's Upcoming Youth Climate Strike

Even though Vivanco is not participating in the strike, she is glad that students around the world are.

On Friday, March 15, tens of thousands of high school and middle school students in more than 70 countries plan to walk out of their classrooms and protest at town and city halls.

Climate change impacts vary from one region to the next, but teens everywhere confronted with a climate-addled future have decided where to direct their ire.

Organisers are demanding Australia adopt 100% renewable energy by 2030, no new investments in coal and that the Adani coalmine be stopped immediately.

"As academics working on climate change, environment and youth issues, we drafted an open letter supporting young people who are calling for urgent action to address climate change".

In the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister condemned the climate strike as wasteful of teachers' time.

With climate change threatening their future, they ask how adults can truly say that the world is their oyster.

I have been working with the Climate Leaders program to endorse the candidates that place a strong emphasis on climate change such as Oliver Yates of Kooyong and Zali Steggall of Warringah.

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"I live in Western Sydney where the effects of climate change are also felt to quite an alarming degree", she says. "Let's take action to raise awareness on Climate Change".

The move - revealed in a letter from council chief Annemarie O'Donnell to Glasgow's Green MSP Patrick Harvie - represents a shift in the council's message from before the last youth climate strike.

That's because world leaders only have 11 more years to avoid disastrous levels of global warming, according to a 2018 report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

"I have no idea what to expect", he said.

"In Jacinda Ardern, we have a Prime Minister who has identified climate change as her generation's "nuclear free moment" and the urgency that that statement implies is particularly relevant to the students who will be taking to the streets on Friday. The people who are in power now need to do this now". "We make it to Friday hundred?" However, she has concerns about students missing school for the strike.

"If we act by ourselves, there is limited impact. We want to thank and honour youth leadership in building this local, national and global movement at such a crucial time".

"I think [the strike] is important because one, they're using their voice and two, they're putting pressure on trying to get something done, and hopefully they can get something done". But the one thing we need more than hope is action.

"So I got passionate about this issue through learning". "People did die, are dying and will die because of it, but we can and will stop this madness".

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