Why to strike:

Young people across the world have been excluded from participating in the fight against the climate crisis. In the UK and globally, we are already facing the devastating effects of the climate crisis. Where the older generations have failed us, we have been left with no choice but to take direct action fight for Climate Justice. Listed below are 10 reasons detailing why striking to combat the ecological crisis that is being handed to us is vital to protect our futures:

 

1. UN climate report 2018 gives us 12 years to cut emissions by 50% to avoid catastrophe

3. We’re the first generation to know what we’re doing and the last generation to be able to stop it.

5. Our carbon emissions continue to go up, despite global government pledges

7. A rubbish truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean every single minute

9. By 2048 there will be no fish left in our oceans at the current rate of over-fishing and pollution

2. 10% of the world's population will be climate refugees by 2050, with rising sea levels and crop failure

4. Just 100 companies are responsible for over 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions on the planet

6. 200 species go extinct every day, 1000 times the natural rate

8. We're in an emergency, we need unprecedented global action

10. Young people, with more of their life ahead of them, have the most to lose from an unsafe future

Sources of facts above

200 species extinct per day: Huffington Post, WWF, Washington Post

UN Report - 12 years left: The Guardian, IPCC, BBC

Plastic in the ocean: WeForum, Ocean Conservancy, Greenpeace

Climate refugees: The Guardian

Companies responsible: The Guardian, CNBC

Fishless oceans: National Geographic