Above all, Greta Thunberg said on BBC radio, convincing politicians to make the policy changes necessary to protect the Earth for future generations—instead of remaining beholden to fossil fuel corporations—will take an engaged global citizenry.
“Read up. Inform yourself about the actual science and situation,” she said. “Be an active democratic citizen. Of course to vote, but also to be active, because democracy is not only on election day, it’s happening all the time.”
Friday, November 29, 2019
‘We See No Other Options’: Youth Activists Lead Global #ClimateStrike Ahead of COP 25
“Countless negotiations have produced much-hyped but ultimately empty commitments from the world’s governments.”
People worldwide poured into the streets Friday for a youth-led climate strike that aimed to pressure global governments to step up their efforts to tackle the planetary emergency at a key United Nations summit scheduled to start Monday.
“Striking is not a choice we relish; we do it because we see no other options.”