On September 20th and 27th, youth-led Global Climate Strikes will occur in cities and communities around the world. The demand is simple – No more business as usual! Climate justice now!
The youth have realized that that the adults are screwing them out of a future, and they are mad about it. With only one decade remaining to radically reduce our global greenhouse gas emissions, there is no more time to foist responsibility on the upcoming generation. Addressing the climate crisis must happen now!
This strike is 3-days before the UN Climate Action Summit; the goal is to put pressure on our global leaders to take immediate action. While the youth are required to attend school, with worsening climate destruction, this goal of going to school becomes pointless. Why study for a future, they ask, which may not be there? Why devote their young lives to becoming educated, when governments are not listening to the educated?
Young people around the world urge everyone to strike with them.“If not now, then when and if not you, then who?" They ask.
“We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report.
We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis.
We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change.
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. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people.
We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.
Join our movement. The time is now.”
Climate Strikes are occurring throughout Alaska in these communities: Anchorage, Palmer, Fairbanks, Soldotna, Juneau, Seward, Homer and more. To see if your community has a September 20th Climate Strike, click HERE and enter the city name or zip code to check.