McKibben quoted in article on plan for global climate strikes
July 26, 2019
Post Carbon Fellow Bill McKibben was quoted in this article on mobilizing for global climate strikes. He is one of the many voices, featuring Greta Thunberg, that make up the supporting video.
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“Our house is on fire—let’s act like it,” says the strikes’ call-to-action, referencing the words of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. “We demand climate justice for everyone.”
Thunberg echoed that call in a just-released video promoting the upcoming actions.
“Everyone should mobilize for the 20th and 27th of September,” said Thunberg, “because this is a global issue which actually affects everyone.”
It’s been the world’s youth, though, that have played a driving force in recently calling attention to the climate crisis with protests and school strikes.
“Young people have been leading here,” 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben said in the Thunberg video, “but now it’s the job of the rest of us to back them up.”