Unprecedented pressure exerted by young activists will push world leaders to address the unfolding climate crisis, even with a recalcitrant US under Donald Trump, Greta Thunberg has told the Guardian. Thunberg, the teenager whose school climate strikes have ignited a global youth-led movement, said that her journey to New York on a solar-powered yacht was symbolic of the lengths young people will take to confront the climate crisis. She said: “It’s insane that a 16-year-old has to cross the Atlantic in order to take a stand, but that’s how it is. It feels like we are at a breaking point. Leaders know that more eyes on them, much more pressure is on them, that they have to do something, they have to come up with some sort of solution. I want a concrete plan, not just nice words.”
Guardian 29th Aug 2019 read more »
Glasgow Climate Assembly. Community Climate Assemblies will happen throughout August and September to show worker-youth and community solidarity and momentum for September General Strike, especially sharing the youth movement call for the government to implement a green new deal. They are set to include participatory discussions with young people, experts and union members to learn about the youth movement, the climate crisis and what we should call for next. We will spend time creatively developing plans/ideas for future collective meetings and events, and making banners for the 20th September.
UK Student Climate Network 31st Aug 2019 read more »