NICK ENGELFRIED – Simply teaching kids about the science of the climate crisis isnâ€™t enough. To prevent feelings of disempowerment, they need to see how they can make a meaningful impact.
GEORGE LAKEY – A big-city, mainstream editorial board is talking â€œsystem change.â€ We activists need to be able to answer such an invitation not with piecemeal policies, but with a system alternative â€” one that delivers what the pandemic has shown that we need.
MEDEA BENJAMIN – Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead.
RIVERA SUN – We can all pitch in to help save humanity and the planet. And I donâ€™t mean just by planting trees or changing light bulbs. Climate action movements are exploding in numbers, actions, and impact.
DR. TOM H. HASTINGS – Greta Thunberg was just a little girl in Sweden who learned about the emerging threats to all of us–literally to every human being on Earth and to all species–from anthropogenic (human-caused) climate chaos. Now Thunberg has greatly increased the momentum of the climate chaos resistance movement.
CHRIS HEDGES – We must organize to replace existing structures of power with ones capable of coping with the crisis before us.
EOIN HIGGINS – The new U.N. report referencing increasing impacts of the climate crisis underscores the need for urgent action.
NICK ENGELFRIED – It began as a call to action from a group of youth activists scattered across the globe, and soon became what is shaping up to be the largest planet-wide protest for the climate the world has ever seen. The Global Climate Strike is the result of a whole new generation taking bold action and could be the turning point for grassroots resistance to fossil fuels.