Downtown Orillia business to close for climate strike

Clay Curtis
September 19, 2019

In other countries, including Italy and the Netherlands, the strike takes place on the following week on September 27.

More than that, "climate change threatens the very ability of human beings to exist on this planet and with no human beings there are no human rights", he concluded.

Instead of delivering an impassioned address, she opted to let scientific research do the talking, in the form of a 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

"What is vital is that we educate people from a younger age about democracy and give them the confidence and enthusiasm to participate when they are 18".

I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don't want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists, and I want you to unite behind the science.

Numerous eco-minded businesses are preparing to close their doors between September 20 and 27 to join in the Global Climate Strike.

"It will be a referendum between Donald Trump and a whole new "Green New Deal" direction".

Climate Strike
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Greta's appearance in front of U.S. politicians comes ahead of planned climate strikes around the world on Friday. "We want the science to be heard".

When the activists asked the USA politicians what their timeline was for bringing in new laws to tackle climate change, there was no clear answer.

We wonder if she took him to task for his action on the climate during his eight years in office. He told lawmakers that young conservatives also favour climate change action, but through an approach focused on technology and allowing the continued use of fossil fuels. I want you to listen to the scientists. "We've known this [climate change] would happen for decades, and yet nothing has happened".

From net zero carbon, countries could then decide their strategy based on how much they need to further reduce their global warming contributions through added carbon removal. House Democrats like Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel applauded Thunberg and her fellow activists, saying lawmakers "owe it to them to do what we can now to make sure that the world is saved". "We're the ones who're going to be affected and therefore we demand justice", Thunberg says in a video urging people to join the climate strike.

While Obama championed addressing environmental issues while in office, President Donald Trump - a longtime climate crisis denier - has attempted to remove numerous policy guardrails installed by the Obama administration to limit the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues.

Her appearance before Congress came as President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that his administration was revoking the U.S. state of California's authority to set its own stricter mileage standards, as part of a plan to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency regulation.

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