The Kids are at it again: Another Student Strike for Climate Action

Posted March 14, 2019

She said that it is "kind of sad" that students have to take it upon themselves to push for policy changes "to ensure that our future is protected".

On Friday, March 15, in almost 1,000 cities and towns in at least 82 countries around the world, young people are planning a school strike. Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can 'solve the climate crisis.' But the climate crisis has already been solved. Edward Markey, but goes further by calling for 100 percent renewable energy, instead of "net-zero emissions", by 2030.

High school student Kate Anchondo, 17 (left), shares her motivations for organising the March 15 school strike in San Diego, while Citizens Climate Lobby representative Sara Wanous, 23 (centre), highlights the importance of young people through anecdotes.

Liam Thomalla has hand-painted signs to use in the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate on Friday
Liam Thomalla has hand-painted signs to use in the Sunshine Coast School Strike 4 Climate on Friday. Ten Little Pieces

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

Young climate activists are hoping to spark a widespread dialogue about climate change, following in the footsteps of their peers in Parkland, Florida, who led a national conversation about gun control after a mass shooting at their school.

CLIMATE action continues to be a big issue for Australians in the lead-up to the state and federal polls.

More news: Paul Manafort now faces 7 years in prison, fresh NY charges

Hawke's Bay Secondary Principals' Association chairman and Taradale High School principal Stephen Hensman said he supported "teenagers wanting to advocate for change in how we approach the environment".

"We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change", said the platform posted online. "The youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again". They will call on politicians and business leaders to do more to respond to the evidence that we are hurtling towards a global environmental catastrophe.

"So we want to make sure people know that it's something we need to be taking seriously now". "It not only makes people aware, and makes people talk about it more, but also to show the people in power that this is the most important thing there is", Thunberg told Reuters in an interview. However, she has concerns about students missing school for the strike.

More news: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Simeone's 'big balls' gesture

"I think that change is on the horizon and the people will stand up for their future".

Previous year more than 100 students gathered at Coff St before marching through the CBD and meeting with local MPs.

Living in Warringah and being passionate about reversing climate change has always been hard due to our current member consistently denying government policy on the issue.

More news: Trump's 2020 budget request to seek $8.6 billion for border wall

"Now people are not debating whether we should do something".