The students who are striking in cities, towns and villages around the world are uniting behind the science.
We are only asking that our leaders to do the same. Those who are under 20 now could be around to see , and face the prospect of a world that has warmed by up to 4C. The effects of such warming would be utterly devastating. Rivers would flood, storms would wreak havoc on coastal communities and coral reefs would be eliminated. Melting polar ice caps would lead to dramatically higher sea levels, flooding coastal areas.
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Places on Earth will become uninhabitable. Nine out of every 10 children around the world are breathing dangerous air. Our lives are being compromised before we are born. Toxic particles from exhaust fumes pass through the lungs of pregnant women and accumulate in the placenta. The risk of premature birth, low birth weight and cognitive dysfunction this causes is a public health catastrophe. Pollution from diesel vehicles is stunting the growth of our lungs, leaving us damaged for life.
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Toxic air from burning fossil fuels is choking not only our lungs but our hopes and dreams. And the worst effects of climate change are disproportionately felt by our most vulnerable communities. This is not just about cutting down emissions, but about equity — the system we have right now is failing us, working only for the rich few.
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