“This is not a political movement, this is a movement of humanity. We are all backgrounds, all ages, all races, bound together in one wish, one dream, which is that we will have a good, decent, loving future, for generations to come.”
Yesterday, Britain’s fledgling shale gas industry was dealt another significant blow when three senior judges overturned a draconian injunction that had been granted to the company, INEOS, against anti-fracking campaigners.
On Friday, the youth spoke. And they spoke loudly. In excess of a million young people skipped school and colleges and marched around the globe demanding urgent action on climate change.
As the young march, Big Oil carries on as usual – rewarding its senior executives with obscene amounts of money for destroying the very future the young are fighting for.
Tomorrow, in some hundred countries, in over one thousand cities, young people from around the world will walk out of their schools and colleges in the tens of thousands and join the first ever global School Strike for Climate.
The Canadian tar sands industry has suffered another significant setback trying to get is carbon intensive product to market in the US.
Zero Hour, a youth-led climate justice organization, has launched a nationwide drive to get thousands of young people to add their names to the Juliana Plaintiffs.
Thousands of schoolchildren and young adults across the UK took part in a #YouthStrike4Climate today in at least 60 towns and cities from the far south west in Cornwall, to the far north in Scotland and over in Northern Ireland, too.
Veterans of the bitter fight at Standing Rock against the Dakota Access pipeline have now vowed to fight Trump’s highly controversial border wall.
The youth are rising, the climate rebellion is growing. Despite Trump, there are reasons to be cheerful for 2019. So thank you Greta and all the other young climate activists out there.