Fridays for future

 

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What is Fridays For Future?

 

 

  • #FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.
  • On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.

  • The hashtags #FridaysForFuture and #Climatestrike spread and many students and adults began to protest outside of their parliaments and local city halls all over the world. This has also inspired the Belgium Thursday school strikes.

 

 

 

How have we progressed?

 

 

 

 

On Friday 20 September 2019, the world witnessed the biggest environmental protest the world has ever seen.  In 185 countries, millions of children didn’t turn up to school. Instead they took to the streets to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

 

Young people have woken up much of the world with their powerful Fridays for Future school strikes for the climate. Now, millions of adults are joining in a huge wave of that will kickstart renewed action all over the world.

 

“The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions. All we have to do is to wake up and change.” – Greta Thunberg

 

 

 

 

Why should you strike?

 

 

Strike, because we’ve already lost half the animals on the planet since 1970—the earth is a lonelier place.

 

Strike, because forests now seem like fires waiting to happen..

 

Strike, because half the children in New Delhi have irreversible lung damage simply from breathing the air

 

Strike, because what we do this decade will matter for hundreds of thousands of years.

 

Strike, because the temperature has hit 54 degrees celsius in big cities in recent summers. The human body can survive that, but only for a few hours.

 

Strike, because the UN estimates unchecked climate change could create a billion refugees this century.

 

Strike, because the big banks continue to lend hundreds of billions to the fossil fuel industry—people are literally trying to get rich off the destruction of the planet.