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#FridaysForFuture has gone viral and kids from all over the world are protesting this Friday to fight climate change.
Dear #schoolstrike students,
You skipped your #education to educate the rest of us.
I hope the world listens to you and @GretaThunberg
I so much admire you all!
— Alexander Verbeek 🌍 (@Alex_Verbeek) February 15, 2019
It all started with 16-year-old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg. Just last year she camped outside the Swedish parliament and blamed lawmakers for not sticking with their commitments to fight climate change. You know, The Paris Agreement that our president ducked out of?
Thunberg told The Guardian she was inspired by the Parkland, Florida students who walked out of class to protest against U.S. gun laws after the school shooting that took the lives of 17 people.
Thunberg recently gave a speech to climate negotiators in Switzerland and told them, “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”
At least 71 countries will participate in the strike and more than 100 cities in the U.S.
Scientists say we have only 12 years to make a change to global energy and limit global warming. More specifically, the government needs to cut their greenhouse emissions.
A lot of these strikers are under the voting age and want more of a say in the political process. What do ya’ll think?
Well if adults aren’t doing anything about global warming, who better to do so than the future of this planet, our children?