Scientists Support Climate Strike: Helsinki Times

More than 1,200 Finnish scientists and hundreds of British researchers have released statements in support of a series of global school strikes by children calling attention to the threat of climate change. The next strike is set for March 15. The researchers point out that the evidence about a warming climate, caused by people’s reliance on fossil fuels, is undeniable, and immediate action is required to mitigate the damages. “Young people, in particular, have the right to feel angry about the future that we are about to leave them if we cannot bring about a change that is proportionate to the magnitude of the threat. We are encouraged that children are making their voices heard,” reads the statement from the Finnish scientists as reported by the Helsinki Times. Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, is organizing the strikes, and her determination and care about children’s future has attracted global attention. – YaleGlobal

Scientists Support Climate Strike: Helsinki Times

Scientists release statements supporting children who organize school strikes, the next one on March 15, urging political leaders to act on climate change
Aleksi Teivainen
Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Read the article from the Helsinki Times about scientists supporting children’s protests on climate change.

Also read the statement from British scientists, reprinted by the Guardian:

“We are rapidly losing sea ice in the Arctic. The warming of the ocean, the melting of land ice and the ensuing rising sea levels will threaten coasts. In 2018, the European Drought Observatory noted a high deficit in soil moisture across Scotland, Ireland and much of northern Europe. This increases the risk of wildfires, such as those we saw across England in 2018. As well as posing a direct threat to life, fires produce toxic smoke, which is a significant health risk to young and old alike. Sir David Attenborough has warned:  ‘If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.’”

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