We parents, grandparents, carers, guardians, step-parents, god parents, aunts, uncles and all who support the youth in their demands for a safe, just and clean future, pledge to act now.
On March 15th, 2019, 1.6 million students from 125 countries and more than 2,000 cities marched to demand urgent and decisive actions against the climate crisis.
What our kids are telling us is what science has been telling us for many years. There is no time left. Climate change is not a looming threat anymore. It is an existential crisis whose impact we are already feeling from extreme droughts in Honduras and destructive wildfires in California to bleaching corals in Australia and the recent tragic flooding in Mozambique.
We, parents, grandparents, carers and all those who care about the next generation stand with and for our kids. We stand with the scientific community. We stand for urgent and far more ambitious actions, policies and measures in line with a future below 1.5°C of warming.
Our kids have bravely raised awareness and mobilized global public opinion to unprecedented levels. They have given us hope. We now owe it to them to act. Willingly or not, together we are the last generations which can take on the challenge of stabilizing our climate and avoiding catastrophic climate change.
Climate change will not go away if we refuse to look at it or deny it. The climate will only stabilize if we support, advocate and ultimately vote in line with the 1.5°C goal. The climate catastrophe can be prevented if we educate, inspire and enable more of us to act.
Parents! we are everywhere in society: in the classrooms as teachers, in the fields as farmers, in the factories as workers, in the hospitals as healers, in the boardrooms as CEOs, in the legislature as policymakers... We have the power to build this safe, just and clean future for our kids.
The containment of human-induced climate change must become the greatest achievement of this century. Together, we are ready.
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