§ Strike, because the temperature has hit 129 degrees F (or 54 degrees Celsius) in big cities in recent summers. The human body can survive that, but only for a few hours.
§ Strike, because do we want to be the first generations to leave the planet in worse shape?
§ Strike, because batteries are ever cheaper -- we can now store sunshine at night, and wind for a calm day.
§ Strike, because the UN estimates unchecked climate change could create a billion refugees this century.
§ Strike, because the big banks continue to lend hundreds of billions to the fossil fuel industry -- people are literally trying to get rich off the destruction of the planet .
§ Strike, because what animal fouls its own nest?
§ Strike, because indigenous people around the world are trying to protect their rightful land from the coal and oil companies -- and in the process protect all of us.
§ Strike, because every time they cut down a patch of rain forest to grow some more cows, the climate math gets harder.
§ Strike, because science is real, because physics exists, because chemistry matters.
§ Strike, so you can look your grandchild -- or anyone else's -- in the eye .
§ Strike, because the world we were given is still so sweet.