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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:25 PM

"Warning! Soon our planet will be as hot as Channing Tatum."

While Trump and his violent, hate-filled minions create more mayhem in New Zealand, we are being distracted by something far more productive and important:

Global climate strikes are happening now. Young environmental activists skip school in a call to action

By Harmeet Kaur and Madison Park, CNN
Posted at 12:41 AM ET, Fri March 15, 2019

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/03/15/world/climate-strike-students/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F

It's the Global Climate Strike and students are walking out of classrooms in over 100 countries to protest climate inaction.

They say their governments have failed future generations by not cutting emissions and curbing global warming

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"Governments of the world have to wake up"

Thousands of young people have [also] gathered in Luxembourg City, singing, dancing and listening to speeches.

“We strike to express our dissatisfaction with current large-scale inaction on climate change,” says Zelie Guisset, from Youth for Climate Luxembourg.

“To show we are gravely concerned about the world we will live our future lives in. To demand that treating the climate crisis as the crisis it is. Hoping that our strike will urge and pressure politicians or other people in power to take the urgent action needed to solve this climate crisis.

“Thirty years of ‘small individual acts’ and ‘everyone does their bit’ has not worked. Governments of the world have to wake up."

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Reply "Warning! Soon our planet will be as hot as Channing Tatum." (Original post)
DemocracyMouse Friday OP
underpants Friday #1
ancianita Friday #2
DemocracyMouse Friday #3
sandensea Friday #7
malaise Friday #4
littlemissmartypants Friday #5
ancianita Friday #6
barbtries Friday #8

Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:33 PM

1. Encouragement sign I saw a few years ago at a marathon

Channing Tatum is waiting for you at the finish line ... with a puppy.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:33 PM

2. Thank you, too, for keeping our 21st Century Problem front and center!

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 12:44 PM

3. Another DU member posted the following!!! --on the same strike

DU cares about our future! Finally found another mention of the global climate marches:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017535355#post1

Here's the Guardian article mentioned on that post:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/live/2019/mar/15/climate-strikes-2019-live-latest-climate-change-global-warming

Climate strike: US students walk out of classes as part of global protest – live

Young people, inspired by Greta Thunberg, rally on 15 March to press politicians to act on climate change. Climate strikes take place in more than 100 countries. Tens of thousands of children and young people in more than 100 countries have gone on strike to challenge politicians to take decisive action on climate change.

From small actions, like that of students who went on strike for the first time across India, to large demonstrations in the UK, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Sweden and Australia, the strike for climate action spread across more than 2,000 events.

The co-ordinated strikes were organised via social media by volunteers in the countries under the banner of Fridays for Future.

In India, more than 200 children walked out of classes in Delhi to protest against inaction on tackling climate change, and similar protests took place on a smaller scale in 30 towns and cities. Vidit Baya, 17, who is in his last year at MDS public school in Udaipur, said: “In India no one talks about climate change. You don’t see it on the news, or in the papers or hear about it from government.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:21 PM

7. Folks in India SHOULD talk about this; at this rate, it'll soon be goodbye, Bangladesh.

And guess where all those 170 million souls will have to live.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 03:53 PM

4. K & R

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:03 PM

5. Do you subscribe to the Environment & Energy group?

I assure you, we care.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:14 PM

6. Read "The Uninhabitable Earth" (2018) with the latest research and arguments that

support your claim that “Thirty years of ‘small individual acts’ and ‘everyone does their bit’ has not worked."

This book should get the Pulitzer.

Candidates are waking up and that's a Big Deal toward making governments do the same.

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Response to DemocracyMouse (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:51 PM

8. i wonder

can the rest of the world go on without us? because we seem content to let the planet die.

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