These Photos Of Kids Around The World Participating In ‘Climate Strike’ Will Give You Hope

Leave it to our future generation to educate some of the “we don’t believe in science or facts” folks. Over the weekend, over 1.4 million of our youth in 123 countries skipped school to demand, not inquire about, stronger climate policies for our world.

Many see this movement as the largest environmental protest in history. “This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told The Guardian. “We knew there was a climate crisis. We knew because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”

Thunberg’s message rang true with thousands across the globe, now named the Fridays for Future movement. If you’ve not heard of Thunberg, prepare yourself for greatness. She’s been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for her work combating global warming. She’s loud, she’s gaining an all-important following — oh, and she’s only 16 years old.

 “Our house is on fire,” Thunberg said. “I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.” She has the presence and maturity of someone twice her age, and she has a message to deliver.

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