In March this year, 16,000 young people across Ireland and 1.6 million globally came out on a School Strike for climate action.
Importantly, this time it is a Global Strike. Young people, fighting for a viable future for the planet, are calling on all of us to come out and join them.
Youth leader Greta Thunberg has called for adults to join the strike saying “to change everything, we need everyone. It is time for all of us to unleash mass resistance – we have shown that collective action does work.”
You can join a strike taking place near you or you can organise your own action in your community. Together we’re going to make this the biggest mobilisation ever, because we know it works, and we know it’s urgent.
The cruellest injustice of climate change is that it impacts first and hardest on the world’s poorest and most vulnerable, those most dependent on the elements for survival, whose carbon footprint is almost non-existent, those who have contributed least to the problem and have the least capacity to adapt to it.
Communities in the Horn of Africa have experienced extremely low levels of rainfall for two consecutive seasons. This is coming after a severe drought two years ago.
So, what we need is a massive increase in climate action and ambition, both globally and here in Ireland. To achieve that, we need to make our voices heard.
We need to make September 20th the moment in history after which no politician can allow further harm to our climate. To do that, we all need to come out and support the young people who are leading the way, fighting for their future.
Click here for info on the Dublin and Cork #ClimateStrikes and here for a list of events happening in other locations around the country.
Let’s show our decision makers that people right across the island are calling for action.
Check out schoolsclimateaction.ie and fridaysforfuture.ie to stay up to date.
We hope to see you on the streets on Friday 20th!