The kids these days aren’t alright with the world they’re inheriting. Many of the homes kids are growing up in will be under water if climate change continues at its current pace. Students who aren’t on the coast will still face extreme weather and crop shortages. Understandably, kids these days aren’t happy about this and want the situation to change. Inspired by reality, and the very determined Greta Thunberg, students are taking to the streets to let their parents, the olds, and politicians that this generation isn’t going to take it.
The posters students held upÂ advertised statisticsÂ about the environmental impact of consumerism (including the grim fact that just 100 companiesÂ are to blame for large portions of global emissions), as well as slogans conveying their frustrations with inheriting a mess. â€œYou mind if I breathe?â€ one read; â€œAll we want is a futureâ€ said another.
â€œThe onus is being placed on young people who donâ€™t even have that much money or power to do things,â€ Rubin said. â€œPeople in power are the ones who should be doing something not regular kids â€“ it shouldnâ€™t be up to us to save the world, but it is.â€