And a child shall lead them.
Courtesy of CNN:
Young people around the world are not interested in excuses when it comes to dealing with climate change.
Every year of their lives has been one of the warmest recorded. Extreme weather events, including floods, wildfires and heat waves, are becoming the new norm. Many believe that, if nothing is done to stop global warming, their generation will be left to deal with catastrophic consequences.
That’s why, on March 15, tens of thousands of students worldwide will be cutting class and taking to the streets to demand that elected officials act.
The global climate strike on March 15 is an offshoot of the #FridaysForFuture movement, which has been active around the world for months.
It began with Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist, who in August 2018 started skipping school on Fridays to protest outside Sweden’s parliament.
Her protests have inspired thousands of young people around the world. Students in countries including Australia, Thailand, Uganda and the United Kingdom have already skipped school to demand that their governments act against climate change.
Students in more than 90 countries and more than 1,200 cities around the world plan to join the strike in what could be one of the largest environmental protests in history.
By the way, THIS is why AOC is pushing so hard for the New Green Deal.
Because these children cannot wait for the middle-aged adults, who will no longer be with us when the worst of global warming starts to impact this planet, to get off their flabby asses and do something.
We had decades to fix this problem, and we did relatively nothing.
These young people are now left to clean up our mess.