Students worldwide are walking out over climate change on Friday.
On Friday, March 15, students in more than 70 countries across the globe and all 50 states are striking from school to call out elected officials.
“Some students are holding rallies, some students are holding sit-ins, some students are joining in a group and calling their elected officials,” Future Coalition Executive Director Katie Eder said. “We have to make noise, that’s the goal of Friday.”
According to the October 2018 UN [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report, the Earth only has 11 years left to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change. Otherwise, sea levels will continue to rise, and natural disasters will continue to get worse.
“Most of the strikes around the world are focusing on calling out elected officials and world leaders for their roles in not taking action to address climate change, but the other really big piece is the people who are funding them, the people who are funding the individuals who are claiming that climate change isn’t real,” said Eder. “Climate change is real, and it’s time that we call out the people who are saying otherwise.”
To learn more about the walk-out’s, visit YouthClimateStrikeUS.org.