Monday, September 23, 2019

Global day of action..



On Friday Perth students missed school to join in a world wide Climate Change Rally. During the day I heard more than one government official on the radio saying they were 'shocked that children were skipping school to protest, that if they wanted to protest they should do it at the weekend.' I find it astounding that they would be more shocked at students missing one day of school than what they were actually protesting about. In the words of a nine year old "It's all going by too fast. If we don't fix it no one will, and it just needs to be stopped." Let's see if a global protest by students has any effect on the United Nations Climate Change Summit in NY this week. I couldn't be at the rally so thank you Aimee for letting me use your shots of the event. Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..



20 comments:

  1. For some reason the protest here is taking place next week. I truly hope these protests make some difference but I am getting old & cynical.

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  2. ...it may take more than this to get it through some thick skulls.

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  3. Sometimes it takes children to point out the folly of the grown ups.

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  4. When will people start believing climate change is real. At least the younger generation does and they are letting everyone know.

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  5. Stop denying earth is dying is the best slogan yet! The kids are leading the way!

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  6. Good on the children of the world. They get a day off for a horse race and next Friday in my state for a football match. Perhaps these are more important than our environment and climate.

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  7. Sounds like you might have some government officials that are as out of touch as the ones here. Wow, what a crowd. I hope it makes a difference.

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  8. These kids are the ones who will be most affected. Politicians should be ashamed that children have to take to the streets.

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  9. I just hope these students are not too late to do something about our climate crisis. At least they are active. Good for them.

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  10. One Friday really is not a problem, I agree, Grace.
    Here in Germany they skip every Friday.
    They just tell adults off, they protest. Every Friday. If they sat down (Germans I´m talking about) to find solutions, yes, but, no, they go outside, leave tons of rubbish, too!!! Contra-productive and stupid.
    Some may not ... oh, it´s just too long.
    Ingo and I recycle every wee bit, I have two young Nieces who will have kids, yes, we have to let go of "bad manners", but skipping school is not the solution (if you do it every week).

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  11. Lets just hope that we can do something about it now.

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  12. It looks like a very participated protest. On sunday the students made the same in Roma.

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  13. Hello Grace,
    It is a good thing that the young people also make their voices heard. After all, it's also about their future.
    The world must awaken once.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  14. What a great capture to show the magnitude of the global day of action. And, unlike the meme circulating, I'll bet very little garbage was left behind.

    Have a great week, Grace!

    Janis
    GDP

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  15. Air pollution is much much less than in the 1970s and before. If air pollution causes global warming warming should have happened much earlier. The earth is always warming and cooling. I really don't think we can do much about it unless getting all the aircraft out of the sky. The huge amount of aircraft is the biggest difference since all the air pollution laws were passed. However, any change we can make as a people to better clear the air and reduce all pollution the better we will be.

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  16. The world needs to wake up to reality.

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  17. We have to rely on kids because adults are failing them.

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