By Ella and Jack
As we write, school children ,my age, are out in the streets by parliament protesting that not enough is being done about climate change and we have to agree.
It all started on 20th of August, when one girl missed one day of school. She sat with her one homemade sign, about one big issue. Little did she know, but her unnoticed ‘strike’ would soon turn into the most important climate strike of history.
Who would have thought that one Swedish schoolgirl created a strike that would captivate the world and follow on in England, Australia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand and Uganda?
Greta Thunberg ,a Swedish school girl, spoke out on behalf of her people saying that the world’s politicians are not doing enough to save our planet. She calls her strike skolstrejk för klimatet, which translated into English means school strike for climate.The heroine is so passionate about the problem, that she has persuaded her mum to stop flying planes and her dad is now vegetarian.He explained ‘She has changed us and now she is changing a great many other people.’
Although her strike has been a great success, capturing the imaginations of millions around the world, she still wants important people to do more. Earlier this year, in a conference, she stated, ‘I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel everyday, and then I want you to act.’
If politicians are claiming that children are the most important things why are they saying that Brexit is more urgent than Climate change. It’s our future that you are corrupting and we need to remember that we are not the only ones on this planet. The extinction rate of animals has rapidly increased by almost 20,000 since 2001 and 16 out of the 17 hottest years ever were recorded after the year 2000.