How to join Fri­day’s global cli­mate strike

The Morning Call - - TOWN SQUARE -

Greta Thun­berg, stu­dent cli­mate ac­tivist from Swe­den, trav­eled to New York for the U.N. Cli­mate Ac­tion Sum­mit on a so­lar-pow­ered ship to rally sup­port for the global cli­mate strike on Sept. 20. Stu­dents in the Le­high Val­ley and all over the world will walk out that day, and there’s a cli­mate strike at 2 p.m. at the Beth­le­hem Li­brary.

Cli­mate change is upon us, and those re­spon­si­ble for set­ting cli­mate-friendly pol­icy need to start lis­ten­ing. Don­ald Trump and com­pany are dis­man­tling fed­eral laws that pro­tect our en­vi­ron­ment.

Gov. Tom Wolf and the leg­is­la­ture have raided sev­eral en­vi­ron­men­tal funds to pay for “more im­por­tant” bud­get items. Pres­i­dent Bol­sonaro of Brazil has en­cour­aged de­for­esta­tion of the Ama­zon, and it is on fire. Fires are rag­ing in Siberia. Storms, floods and droughts are be­com­ing more and more se­vere.

Please make a heroic ef­fort to join the world for the cli­mate strike. If you can’t make it to an or­ga­nized strike (www.glob­al­cli­mat­estrike.net), walk out on your own. Think of it as a fire drill. Our world is burn­ing.

Ginny Sciorra Palmer Township

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