Opinion

Global Climate Strike: Standing Up for the Future

An update on the fight for climate change.

By Rebekah Karp, Staff Writer

On Friday, Sept. 20, thousands upon thousands of young adults walked out of classrooms and took to the street with signs and chants and a message to get across. That message was a call for action, a plea for people to realize the impending problem of climate change. These young adults are fearing for their future and questioning if they have a future to look forward to if there is nothing being done about the increasingly warming planet.

One of the forerunners of this climate strike is Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish activist.  She took a two-week boat voyage across the Atlantic to make it to the United Nations summit in New York and to raise awareness about the environmental dangers that a plane trip poses. 

The climate strikes were held globally from the largest in New York to Afghanistan, to Mumbai and San Francisco. Over 150 countries held strikes and will continue holding strikes until Sept. 27.

During this week-long period the United Nations Summit will be held and Ms. Thunberg will speak on behalf of these strikers. She will discuss what her plans are for reducing the impact humans are having on the climate and, with God’s grace, will get others on board with her and help others realize that there is still hope to change the future — we just have to act now.

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