Opinion: Why we’re skipping class to march against climate change

We have precious little time left to act on climate change, if any. Even if we were to garner a radical transformation of the world economy today, we’d still witness displacement, starvation and destruction on a scale unimaginable to the human mind. This is the last moment left to take action to secure a survivable future, yet we are told that we need to be reasonable and stay in class.

We are walking out of school Friday because we fear there will be little use for our education. We are being taught skills and roles for a world that is already dead. The jobs we are told to prepare for will not exist, and much sooner than we care to believe. The future we see, that scientists have been warning us about for more than 40 years, is far from bright.

We are angry. We are angry that the future that we were supposed to design, engineer and build has been stolen from us. The future is…

Original published: 2019-03-14 17:27:07 Read the full Montreal News here


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