Students, allies join global marches against climate change

SAN FRANCISCO — Young students and their adult allies march through downtown San Francisco and Washington D.C. sending this message: climate change is real and action must be taken.

The event is called “Friday for Future,” and it is a world-wide action involving hundreds of thousands of students in more than 100 countries.

Even politicians across the country were involved.

“We need to invest in clean energy future that puts us on the path to 100 percent renewable energy. Instead, we are letting the fossil fuel companies’ CEOs dictate how we treat our planet,” said Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. That is why I am introducing a bill to end the 20 billion dollars in corporate welfare, fuel corporations receive each year.”

Scientists have warned for decades that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are unsustainable, so far more has to been done to correct the issue.

Meanwhile — these young people say they will continue to fight for a better future.

 “I think this is the beginning of a larger movement. It’s never going to be one action that’s going to make change. We have to keep fighting and keep fighting and keep fighting, until we get what we need.”

The movement was started by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden, who has been nominated for a Nobel peace prize for her climate activism.

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