Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Science Takes to the Streets

By Tara Miller

"All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to and to resist the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable."
- H.D. Thoreau

On September 20th, kids around the world took to the streets, marching out of classrooms and schools to teach us a lesson. We have not done enough, and we must continually push for bolder, more ambitious action on climate change.

Young students organized, led, and showed up for the Climate Strike in Boston

I was one of 10,000 people in Boston, and 4 million around the world, joining students in their call for stronger action on climate change. 

Protesters march from City Hall

We study how climate change is affecting our ecosystems, but when politicians ignore that science, it is our responsibility to make them listen or to replace them.

Make a difference with how you commute, make a difference with what you buy (or don’t buy!), make a difference with what you eat, make a difference with what you tell your representatives, and for goodness' sake, VOTE.

Protesters arrive at the State House

"You must unite behind the science. You must take action. You must do the impossible. Because giving up can never ever be an option." 
– Greta Thunberg

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