To everyone who cares about climate safety and climate justice for all of us, this is your invitation to join the Global #ClimateStrike on 20 September 2019 – millions of people around the world standing up to confront the climate crisis when our politicians won’t.
→ Join or host a #ClimateStrike near you
- SchoolStrike4Climate wrote in a newsletter:
“We are already on the frontlines of the climate crisis. Prolonged drought cripples farming communities. Flash flooding is creating chaos in cities. Catastrophic bushfires and severe cyclones threaten people’s homes. Heatwaves swept the nation over summer.
Yet our politicians refuse to stop massive new fossil fuel projects like Adani’s coal mine, oil drilling in the Bight and gas fracking in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. And nor are they doing the vital work to provide a fair transition for communities and workers to move beyond fossil fuels.
To make matters worse, we just elected a government that wants to open the floodgates to new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us in the firing line of more dangerous climate impacts, at the very time when the science demands rapid action to turn this crisis around.”
Which is why, three days before world leaders meet in New York for the UN Emergency Climate Summit, school students are inviting everyone to join them for their biggest ever global #ClimateStrike.
“By taking time off school and work together at a global scale, we’ll show our politicians that all of us want climate justice, because the alternative is unthinkable. We’ll strike in solidarity for everyone who’s already being hurt by the climate crisis and everyone who will be impacted if we don’t act now: workers, first nations people, young people, mining communities and more.”
Everyone is invited
On March 15, 1.6 million of us went on strike around the world. On 20 September, schoolstrikers plan to take this movement to the next level. The vision is that millions of people – young, old and in-between – will go on strike on 20 September 2019. If you’re an adult, you could take the day off and invite your friends, colleagues and families to join you.
→ You can start by forwarding this email and sharing this on social media.
→ Vox – 24 May 2019:
One of the largest environmental protests ever is underway. It’s led by children.
“Kids are fed up with grown-ups’ inaction on climate change.”