High school student Kate Anchondo, 17 (left), shares her motivations for organising the March 15 school strike in San Diego, while Citizens Climate Lobby representative Sara Wanous, 23 (centre), highlights the importance of young people through anecdotes.
"The students' message is as clear as it is uncompromising - that we must urgently reduce greenhouse emissions across all sectors of society to avoid even more severe impacts of a changing climate".
The US movement drew inspiration from school strikes in Europe.
Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed.
Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has also expressed support, saying she will attend the national strike in Washington, D.C. Omar's 16-year-old daughter, Isra Hirsi, is one of the national organizers of the strike, along with 12-year-old Haven Coleman and 13-year-old Alexandria Villaseñor. It was created by a group of strikers as a follow-up to the climate strike, as we wanted to make a difference, not only through protest but also through the electoral system.
With strikes planned in at least 168 USA cities and towns here, mostly progressive communities, a handful of them like that set up by Kerr stand out for taking place deep in oil country.
There's an urgency to the movement.
Moody says she would like to see the federal government take steps to cut Canada's carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030, in an effort to help keep global average warming to 1.5 C above pre-industrial levels. The clock is ticking. Wildfires in Sweden caused by climate change motivated a frustrated, young adult to start a movement. "Too many of us don't believe in climate change". Now, Coleman's feeling the pressure of the 11-year deadline.
Right now, they say, they've got bigger things to worry about.
"If Neve (her daughter) asked me, we'd have that discussion". Following on from the day itself, I travelled to the nation's capital to strike further at Parliament House and to give a press conference for the Australian media.
In New York City, events are planned throughout the day. Change is coming. Respect existence or expect resistance!
Strike organiser Lachlan Kelly said he was blown away by the turn out and response from the community.
Implementation of the Green New Deal and other legislative actions that decrease the climate crisis. In 2018, the United States released 3.4 percent more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, according to Rhodium Group, an economic firm that analyzes global trends. Additionally, campaigners want the curriculum reformed to address climate change as an educational priority, alongside including youth voices in policy making and lowering the voting age to 16. And it's an issue that isn't getting much traction at the Idaho Statehouse.