More than 1,000 climate rallies for Friday it is planned


Extreme weather events, including floods, wildfires and heat waves, are becoming the new norm.

Youth and global speakers, as well as folk-activist musician Luke Wallace, will be opening the event at the Legislature beginning at 12 p.m. Students will then take to the streets at 1 block traffic at Fort and Douglas Street, where many of Canada's big banks, which continue to invest in fossil fuels, are located.

This movement is led by Swedish sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg.

The movement was kickstarted last summer by a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, Greta Thunberg. In just the past year, Thunberg has given a TED Talk and addressed attendees at the COP24 United Nations climate talks in Poland.

Awatere-Huata says she will be marching with them, and calling for an end to government inertia.

Her protests have inspired thousands of young people around the world.

Tens of thousands of children and young people are expected to take part in the next global climate strike which takes place this Friday, 15 March 2019, in nearly 100 countries worldwide and up to 100 locations across the UK.

Misky Noor, another BHS junior, expressed her disapproval of current politics surrounding climate change.

Global warming at that temperature would put the planet at a greater risk of events like extreme drought, wildfires, floods and food shortages for hundreds of millions of people, according to the IPCC report. The students who are protesting don't think enough is being done. They're taking matters into their own hands, "whether you like it or not". I hope that in the next federal election, we see someone elected that is able to accurately represent the electorate's values and wishes.

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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Then it suggested young people would be classed as truanting. Wildfires in Sweden caused by climate change motivated a frustrated, young adult to start a movement.

Protesters in each country around the world have differing demands, but the common theme is for governments to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Kids in the USA want a radical transformation of the economy.

The strikers will meet at Railway Park at 10am this Friday, March 15, and walk to Main Beach to hear speeches from local students and non-amplified musical items from young artists. They focus on vital issues that threaten young people's wellbeing.

In the months since Thunberg began her weekly action, a contingent of like-minded climate activists has followed suit around the world. We might amend Mead's observation to honor a group of thoughtful, committed teenagers across the world who are standing up for their lives (and their future lives) in extraordinarily powerful and moving ways.

However, she has concerns about students missing school for the strike.

"We need to emphasize that climate change isn't fake news; that it's real, [and] that it's going to affect us in the very near future", she said.

But not everyone has been on board.

Today the Prime Minister was asked by media whether she supports the protest.