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Youth Climate Activists Protest With Greta Thunberg

Dozens of young climate activists who gathered outside the United Nations on Friday to demonstrate for climate justice had a special guest: Greta Thunberg. This is what they told Brut about their movement to change the world.👇

You are a leader if you're making your voice heard

Climate activist Greta Thunberg staged her first strike in the U.S. Dozens of young climate activists joined her outside the U.N. Inspired by Thunberg's school strike campaign, youth activists are building momentum for climate action. Thunberg arrived in New York via a carbon-free racing boat trip across the Atlantic. Villaseñor sat on her customary bench. A half hour later, Thunberg descended the stairs from Thunberg city and took up a spot in Ralph Bunche Park four blocks away. Villaseñor walked to meet her and a cadre of American youth activists who shared their stories of what it means to be the ones who will live with adults’ decisions that day.

She posted what she was doing on social media, which went viral and inspired students like Bastida Patrick in dozens of countries around the world to hold similar strikes in front of government buildings in their local communities. Greta has become a source of inspiration for children and adolescents around the world, like Shiv Soin, an 18-year-old New Yorker who has gone to the dock with several dozen 14- to 18-year-olds to show his support as well. The Fridays for Future movements Olivia Wohlgemuth, a 16-year-old in New York City told the New York Times adds, "There's nothing in the curriculum to explain the urgency of the climate crisis and the need to act. We're saying, 'Why study for the future we're not going to have?'"

Approximately 70 humans, young and old were handcuffed for spreading environmental awareness, standing for environmental justice. Joined by XR Youths coordinator Sophie Anderson, who protested against the NYTimes inadequate media coverage of the climate crisis was another inspired by Great’s passion for climate change initiatives. “My message to young people is that you have the power, if you choose to be active and come out on the streets and make your voice heard, then you are a leader. You are as much of a leader as Greta, as Alexandria, as Xiye, as anyone who is organizing. You are a leader if you're making your voice heard,” concludes Anderson.

Brut.

08/31/2019 11:58 AM
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96 comments

  • David L.
    08/31/2019 12:04

    Talk about a brainwashed cult

  • Kieran F.
    08/31/2019 12:31

    Who's behind this Swedish cabbage? All very sinister!

  • Sumon H.
    08/31/2019 12:32

    Good evening ! ♥ All supports are you all..... You are the future You should take care of your future. We all support your intensive activities. Thanking you all.

  • Nevin S.
    08/31/2019 12:49

    SO, this mentally disabled child drop out is the new leftist prophetess- you leftards are insane

  • Steve S.
    08/31/2019 13:01

    Climate change is fake

  • Jonathan A.
    08/31/2019 13:08

    Earth is not dying stfu

  • Terry D.
    08/31/2019 13:13

    It's your future. Fight for it. I applaud you

  • Bill S.
    08/31/2019 13:24

    She avoids a transatlantic plane trip because of the carbon footprint, OK. What's the CF of that mostly carbon fibre/epoxy petrochemically derived racing yacht she's now arrived on? Please explain?

  • Abraham Y.
    08/31/2019 13:30

    The earth is not dying. When the Pilgrim Fathers came, America was having wild and rain forests larger and wider than the Amazon forests. The early settlers and the Red Indians cleared the forests which led to the emergence of industrial sites and the blossoming of cities. At that time there were no climate changers to cry foul. Climate change is a myth. America and Australia have survived even after the clearance of forests wider than the Amazon forests.

  • Lori E.
    08/31/2019 13:52

    I just find it amazing that people are judging this young woman for what she's doing. Where do you get off? And, what are you doing, by the way?

  • Forrest C.
    08/31/2019 15:01

    Earth is not dying, it is evolving!

  • Steve S.
    08/31/2019 15:01

    United nations puppet plan use young girls with disabilities so right wing activists can't debate her, because she's to young ,it will be called an attack .

  • Michelle J.
    08/31/2019 15:03

    for those in denial look at the floods caused by humans trying to change the course of waterways,the fires started by humans to eliminate the amazon ,the islands of plastic literally floating in the oceans,the sea life being cut open to find their insides full of plastics.

  • Furmage C.
    08/31/2019 15:10

    Saint Greta of Thumberg, Patron Saint of the easy lead.

  • Mary M.
    08/31/2019 15:59

    These kids will inherit the earth. Hear their voices.

  • Natacha G.
    08/31/2019 17:51

    The earth is dying

  • Alicia G.
    08/31/2019 19:51

    Poor brainwashed babies.

  • Jacob T.
    08/31/2019 22:21

    "...what a FAKE puppet..!"

  • Nancy W.
    09/01/2019 00:50

    Go head young people ! The " adults " have lost their minds!

  • Don G.
    09/01/2019 02:24

    Like your faith keep it going..👍👍👍