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⬇ THREAD: Students are staging a #SchoolStrike4Climate across the globe.

Thousands in Australia and New Zealand called for urgent climate change action #ClimateStrike
"There is no planet B!"

Swedish students chant as they join a global strike demanding action to tackle climate change #ClimateStrike
LOOK: Huge crowds marched in Stockholm, calling for urgent action to tackle climate change #climatestrikes
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Donella Meadows once wrote that you don't cure a fever by taking your temperature...

A thread in honor of the 'milestone' of reaching #415ppm CO2 in the thin layer of gasses that support all life on earth, aka the atmosphere.
415 ppm CO2. It is excellent to know this number, and a testament to scientific excellence and persistence since the 1960s. It's also a measure of our cleverness as a species.
We know we live on a planet (yay for us), we can measure things about that planet with great precision (yay again).
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There's a conspiracy theory circulating about the #ClimateStrikes: the children can't possibly be organising and thinking for themselves. Someone must be controlling them. 1. Not one shred of evidence has been adduced to support it. Why? Because there isn't any. Thread/
2. The strikes took us veterans by surprise - and they fill me with hope of a kind I thought I'd never feel again. If the young people ask for help, we'll provide it. But they are the leaders now, and we are the followers. They have the moral authority.
3. Have you any idea how patronising and condescending this sounds? Children aren't capable of acting in their own right? The young people organising today are the most inspiring, determined group I've ever come across. They should be honoured, not insulted. #YouthStrike4Climate
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Young climate warriors: This Friday, you may be launching the largest coordinated protests of young people and children in history.

The future you're fighting for? That's what I've spent my life working to see.

I'd like to share some truths, from an old warrior to younger ones.
1. First, you're right. You're right to strike; you're right to march; you're right to feel your fear and rage and longing for a better world.

You are the victims of a monstrous intergenerational crime, and you are as right as humans can be to demand justice.
2. You are so right that—even though I'm a tough-skinned veteran of three decades of this fight—your truth brings tears to my eyes.

You should know that there are millions of older people whose hearts are with you.

You should know you are not, in any way, alone.
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