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Why Should You Climate Strike This Friday, September 20?

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§ 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.

 

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Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books, including The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he writes regularly for Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and The (more...)
 
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