On Friday 15 March children across the world have been asked to take a stand against climate change by skipping school.
Greta Thunberg, named one of world’s most influential teens by TIME magazine, is a 16-year-old Swedish political activist working to stop global warming and climate change. In August 2018 Thunberg started the school strike for climate, skipping school and instead protesting outside the Swedish parliament against climate change.
“I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planets. You are not mature enough to tell it like it is, even that burden you leave to us children,” she once said.
And now Thunberg’s movement, which has gained traction globally, has called on all children to take a stance for their future on March 15, 2019, by skipping school and speaking out against the climate crisis.
“You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future,” Thunberg said.
Friday’s earth strike already has events planned in at least 90 countries and nearly 30 US states where children are projected to walk out of school, supported by some of the world’s biggest environmental groups.
“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. You have run out of excuses and we are running out of time,” Thunberg has said.