“Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth… these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security, and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.” – Ban Ki-moon
If you haven’t heard, Greta Thunberg has started a phenomenon which is catching on all around the world. She protests every Friday night where-ever she travels. The last two weeks there have been Climate Strikes across the globe! I took to my principles and did what every good boy should do, I skipped class and attended. 😀
And it was worth it!
I can’t tell you how happy this made me, to see just how many people are taking this seriously now. This has been a bullshit issue that’s been plaguing humanity for way too long now, and it took a bunch of Children to light a match under our asses.
Huge respect to Greta Thunberg for being a 16-year-old pissed off badass of a young woman and anyone in the world who says disrespectful things about this her (as has been happening in some places), they really need to be ashamed of themselves.
This girl is a legend.
I’ve actually just written an essay for school about this young girl. I had the pleasure of watching a one hour interview with her on a news channel to get to know her story better. She’s really inspiring. She has Aspergers and she became transfixed with the Climate Crisis after she studied it with a ferocious intensity. So she quit school and started striking, spreading the science wherever she could. Some politicians have been complete assholes and calling her a “mentally ill” child on television to try and detract from her power. She’s been really letting the politicians have it too. I would be scared if I was crooked politician too!!!
This is what the world has needed for years! I started to just assume this world was a lost cause because it truly felt as if the power in the world didn’t give a fuck. Finally, people are waking up and realizing that we need to FORCE change in politics because the leading politicians are FAILING at protecting humanity from a coming catastrophe. The reason they don’t care is that the wealthiest people in the world won’t be hurt nearly as much as the average joe and the lesser developed nations.
The world is on fire right now and if we are able to completely neutralize emissions by 2030 that will still leave us with only a 50% chance of avoiding irreversible harm to all life on earth! After that, things will keep getting warmer and there will not be a damn thing that we can do about it! So if you’re against climate change, I hope you don’t have kids or grandchildren that you give a shit about. Also, feel free to unfollow me because you’re embarrassing and I don’t want you.
I hope that all of you will attend the next Global Climate Strike! This stuff is so important right now, causing some minor headaches to world leaders and showing our restlessness with our current predicament. We need to start costing our governments dollars and make them realize that we aren’t going to go away! Our political systems are also broken because it shouldn’t be the majority of the population that needs to press their government into taking action, it should be their job to review the science and to take care of us. This societal paradigm we’re living in needs a swift and sudden shift to something new. The poor majority of people, the working class need more power, because we are going to be most affected by the devastation that will come with inaction and an inability to take science seriously! Don’t ignore our world’s most brilliant minds.
These photographs were taken by myself today in Waterloo, Ontario. It’s a city in Southern Ontario with about 115,000 people so the turnout was quite impressive. There were talks about disrupting the system by walking the streets next time. That sounds like fun. Have a great weekend everyone!
If you visit a climate strike, write a post about it and let me know! Bloggers can make a difference, information is power! Now is the time to use your power.
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