“To be trustworthy, being concerned in local weather activism might be very miserable. Local weather catastrophes are choosing up, they usually’re solely being met with weak local weather politics that ignore science and forestall pressing motion. In keeping with scientists and local weather professionals, to have the ability to forestall a temperature rise above 1.5C, we’d like pressing, dramatic decreases within the quantity of carbon we’re emitting.
For years, we now have been calling for world leaders to declare a local weather emergency. Taking the teachings from the COVID-19 pandemic, after we deal with points as emergencies, drastic efforts will likely be made to forestall them from turning into even greater. In 2021, I’m hopeful that we’d have discovered from the pandemic and utilized a few of our classes to the local weather disaster.
I’m sure that the local weather motion this yr will likely be even stronger, and I’m hopeful as a result of I do know our energy. I do know the impression our organizing can must make a distinction.”
—Eric Njuguna (18 years previous), primarily based in Kenya, Fridays for Future member