American children joined others across the world Friday in a “global strike” to highlight their concerns over the growing “climate crisis,” claiming the world has just 11 years to reduce carbon emissions or face a planet-wide catastrophe.
“While supporters of all ages are turning out, the day was billed as a walkout by high school students to call on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon emissions and other environmental issues,” reports USA Today. “In the U.S., New York City’s 1.1 million school students were excused from class to participate in the strike protests. Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., planned a march to Capitol Hill.”
The #ClimateStrike crowd numbers are phenomenal.
Perth & Adelaide at least 10,000 each
Thousands more across regional Australia & Pacific https://t.co/rViiPMOgWR @strikeclimate #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/VAOKRHq7Zu
— Guardian Australia (@GuardianAus) September 20, 2019
“In Poland, which is heavily reliant on coal, thousands of students turned out to demand more efforts to fight global warning. To mark the day, Poland’s president Andrzej Duda and first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda helped remove trash from a forest,” adds USA Today.
— Twitter Moments UK & Ireland (@UKMoments) September 20, 2019
“School won’t matter in the future if we’re too busy running from extreme weather events,” says Alexandria Villaseñor, one of the organizers of the September 20 climate strike in NYC.
Read ‘Why They Strike' and find a local climate strike: https://t.co/xHZ5OaC5GQ pic.twitter.com/NjVYdLfLYU
— Patagonia (@patagonia) September 16, 2019
“.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent,” posted the school district’s official Twitter account.
.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent. https://t.co/hcBO1Cnb3m
— NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) September 12, 2019
“Youth strike advocates Fridays for Future said more than 2400 events were taking place from Sept. 20 through Sept. 27 to coincide with the UN climate summit on Sept. 23, where Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to make an address,” reports Axios.
T MINUS 10: Desperate De Blasio Says Planet Earth Has ’10 Years Left,’ Calls for ‘Climate Strike’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio doubled-down on his doomsday climate change prediction this week; warning his fellow Americans the planet has just “10 years left” to prevent a global ecological disaster.
“We have ten years to save the planet. TEN YEARS. Today’s leaders are making decisions for our environment that our kids will have to live with. New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20 #ClimateStrike,” posted De Blasio on social media.
We have ten years to save the planet.
Today’s leaders are making decisions for our environment that our kids will have to live with.
New York City stands with our young people. They’re our conscience. We support the 9/20 #ClimateStrike.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) September 12, 2019
Former Big Apple Mayor Rudy Giuliani slammed De Blasio last week; saying it “Breaks his heart” to see his progressive policies roll-back decades of low-crime and homelessness.
“Homelessness was gone and homelessness should be gone,” Giuliani said. “There’s a way to look at homelessness that these liberals just don’t get. When I see a city with homeless people, I see a city with a mayor who doesn’t give a damn about people, because if you give a damn about people, you don’t let them lay on the street.”
T-MINUS 12: Bernie Says Earth Has ’12 Years' Left Before Climate Apocalypse
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders doubled-down on the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ Friday; telling The View that it’s impossible to go “too far” in combatting climate change and saying the “planet is at stake.”
"You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change — the future of the planet is at stake."
— The View (@TheView) March 1, 2019
“I will say that I’m embarrassed that we have a President that refuses to even acknowledge the reality of climate change. In my own personal opinion: If we do not get our act together and take on the fossil fuel industry… the planet that we are going to be leaving our grandchildren will become increasingly unhealthy,” said Sanders.
“The job we have to do is immediately grasp the magnitude of the problem and transform our energy system to change the planet… You cannot go too far on the issue of climate change,” he added. “We have 12 years to begin substantially cutting carbon emissions.”