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The Teen Activist Leading #EarthUprising

Environmental activist Alexandria Villaseñor is a leading figure in the U.S. climate change movement — and she's only 13-years-old. 🌎♻️

We are in a climate emergency. And so, if we don't get necessary actions taken, then our future is going to be disastrous. The sixth mass extinction is underway.

Alexandria Villaseñor doesn’t have time to wait until she’s in power. The 13-year old activist has emerged as a leading figure within the youth climate movement. Inspired by Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future movement, Alexandria has been school striking outside the United Nations in NYC since last December, and has made it clear, she’s here to stay. To get climate change to get climate action from our world leaders we need an unprecedented number of mobilizations. Her message to world leaders and people in power is that change is coming whether they like it or not, to echo Greta. Kids like her to continue to put pressure on world leaders to take climate action as they continue to strike school.

When she started her climate strike, she was alone on the streets. No one really paid attention and walked by for weeks. It slowly progressed where once she recieved more attention on social media and in the media, started to get more visitors who would come by and strike with her. Now she sees bunches of students from schools who would come to visit her and strike for the day. More and more students who are becoming more frequent strikers. Activists are increasingly engaging in civil disobedience and direct actions -as a tactic in the climate change fight. For Alexandria, there is no other choice than to rebel.

“School striking that's also an act of direct action and civil disobedience. So, I get a lot of my inspiration from Extinction Rebellion, because they are willing to do whatever it takes. They risk arrest.”

You can expect more direct actions from Earth Uprising in the future. There’s a personal motivation for her efforts as well. She experienced firsthand the impact climate change can have.

But, like many other climate activists, Alexandria remains determined.

Brut.

04/29/2019 10:22 AMupdated: 06/12/2019 3:03 PM
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67 comments

  • Tommaso A.
    05/03/2019 16:18

    , lo sciopero della fame post moderno sembra essere fare lippe

  • Dylan S.
    05/02/2019 04:41

    You not going to school doesn't change a thing. Going to school and getting an education could help you solve climate change

  • Nick E.
    05/01/2019 18:59

    Another successful product of the indoctrination system formerly known as the public education system...Adolph would be proud!

  • Roy S.
    05/01/2019 17:42

    Indoctrinated wannabe celebrity, nothing else.....

  • Fabrizio N.
    05/01/2019 16:40

    Village of the damned.

  • Vinnie C.
    05/01/2019 16:30

    * indoctrination successful

  • Maria S.
    05/01/2019 15:43

    Poor kids... Being used by the usual MOB. Greta Thunberg is an Aspie (autism) and God only knows what's wrong with this kid above... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYhCQv5tNsQ

  • Marci B.
    05/01/2019 15:14

    A lot of misinformed people here that clearly haven't done THEIR homework (and yet are telling her to go back to school...). It's only convenient for you to believe things will be ok, you won't starve and you'll always have what you need to survive because thus far you've likely had the money to purchase those things. Take money out of the equation and you'd likely die eventually. It doesn't matter who said what and when, only the data. What important? That Gore said once we'd be gone by 2009 (please provide that reference!) or that the oceans are warming and that the interconnectedness of everything impacts human health and survival? Be careful which details you're paying attention to. There is a lot of noise out there and you'd all be wise to look for the actual data itself.

  • Arnaud R.
    05/01/2019 11:28

    And when customers change there little habbits 🌱

  • Caroline B.
    05/01/2019 10:50

    Hold on. I've just read the same subtitles on a BBC Earth video about Greta Thunberg 🤔

  • Robin H.
    05/01/2019 09:52

    Wow Im sorry to read these comments. Most of you are so full of bull shit. Of course this rappid climate change is real and of course it is due to human living. There is soo many evidence and scientific reports that states this it should not be a debate anymore. Shame on you for being stupid and mislead but its not too late to change your mind and improve your knowledge ✊🏼

  • Dave A.
    05/01/2019 07:58

    Do what you must and remember the 3 Rs !

  • Robert G.
    05/01/2019 06:33

    Within ten years hopefully she will learn the truth and feel a little embarrassed

  • Marc J.
    05/01/2019 06:09

    Brainwashing 1o1

  • Angelo H.
    05/01/2019 02:54

    Protesting is fine, but she is risking her educational future.

  • Angelo H.
    05/01/2019 02:54

    So has she now been expelled from school for missing too many days?

  • Blane G.
    05/01/2019 02:16

    Climate change is not real

  • Marion K.
    05/01/2019 02:11

    She joins the 16 year old Swedish girl who puts the adults to shame....

  • Chuck B.
    05/01/2019 01:57

    Ted Danson said the world will be dead in 10 years..Thank that was 25 or 30 years ago

  • Chuck B.
    05/01/2019 01:55

    Ya here in Tampa are only paper straws..👀 🧐🙄