Youth Climate Strike!
People of all ages across the country and around the world are joining our young people to demand the change we need to address the climate crisis, and soon. There is no time to waste. Check to see if events are being held near you.
Their mission is admirable: “We, the youth of America, are striking because the science says we have just a few years to transform our energy system, reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, and prevent the worst effects of climate change. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis.“
Young people have been leading the global climate-strike movement calling for science-based policies that end the era of dirty fossil fuels, protect wildlife and people, create jobs, and save life on Earth. “We believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.”
The Rewilding Institute has long called for changes to address climate change, and we support this remarkable movement that includes climate education and climate justice for all people and for our public lands and wildlife. We who have been doing this work for years regret the deplorable lack of progress so far. We applaud this movement, support our young people’s bold action, and continue to press on.
With this post, we’ve added three of Dave Foreman’s images of muskox and polar bears in Alaska where the effects of climate change appear to be moving at an accelerated pace. Wild nature there and worldwide is dangerously at risk.
Featured image: Male polar bear © Dave Foreman
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