Greta Thunberg, then 15 years old, began protesting for emission reduction three years ago. She is currently cited in international media as stating at the UN Climate Summit (COP26) this year that leaders of state and administration should cease making hollow promises to the youth of today
Her comment follows the release of a UNICEF research that found that nearly all of the world’s 2.2 billion children are exposed to at least one climatic or environmental risk. They are vulnerable to a variety of threats, including catastrophic flooding and poisonous air. „Climate change is the greatest danger to the future of children and young people. We are the ones who must correct adult mistakes, and we are the ones who bear the brunt of the consequences „On Friday, Thunberg and other young activists published an article in The New York Times. „This is the world that we shall inherit. However, there is still time to alter the climate’s future. The movement of youthful activists* is developing all across the world.“
Thunberg gained notoriety in 2018 when she stood alone outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm to protest global warming. On Friday, she skipped school in protest of her government’s failure to address the climate issue. The world has to focus on assisting those in need in both the environmental crisis and the COVID-19 epidemic, according to the 18-year-old.
Young climate strikers throughout the world promise that change will come — from the streets.
More than 1,400 places will host mass youth demonstrations in the weeks leading up to the Cop26 climate summit. This Friday, young protestors will stage a worldwide climate strike in over 1,400 places with the slogan „change is coming — from the streets“. The strike is unique in the world since the coronavirus epidemic broke out, and it comes only weeks before the crucial Cop26 climate meeting in Glasgow, United Kingdom. On Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said the world was „apparently light years away“ from meeting its goals. The youth strikes have been credited with boosting awareness of the climate issue, as have the increasingly severe consequences of extreme weather.
In Germany, mass demonstrations are planned in 420 towns and cities two days before the general election, and Greta Thunberg will speak to demonstrators in front of the Bundestag in Berlin. “With the epidemic, it’s been an odd year and a half, but the climate catastrophe is much more serious than it was before,” said Thunberg, whose solo protest in 2018 spawned the worldwide Fridays for Future movement. “We will return to the streets now to demonstrate that we have not vanished and that we are seeking climate action and climate justice,” said the group.
“Change will happen, but it will come through the streets,” said Luisa Neubauer of Fridays For Future in Germany. On the 24th, we’ll make sure this word gets out there.”
According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, global carbon emissions must be cut in half by 2030 to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the level governments pledged to strive for in Paris in 2015.
However, the United Nations estimated on September 17 that existing country promises will result in a 16 percent increase in the following decade. In recent days, there have been some good developments, with China announcing that it will stop financing extremely polluting coal-fired power plants overseas – but not at home – and the United States tripling its climate aid to vulnerable countries. This money aids wealthy nations in meeting their pledge of $100 billion per year a decade ago, which is considered as essential to the success of COP26. “The $100 billion is the first stage to rectifying climate injustice,” Vanessa Nakate, a Ugandan youth striker with the Rise Up Movement, stated. It was as though governments had finally seen the misery and destruction that the climate catastrophe was causing in countries like mine. The most concerning aspect of this is that it has not been delivered.”
Protesters in Mexico will gather in front of the National Palace in Mexico City to urge that the state-owned oil corporation Pemex provide a decarbonization plan, while activists in Bangladesh will demand that planned new coal and gas power plants be scrapped. Demonstrations will also take place in 12 South African cities, 64 Canadian towns and cities, at least 12 cities in Argentina, and many more locations.
“The global north should design climate policies with climate justice and accountability to the most impacted people and places at its core,” said Valentina Ruas of Brazil. “Rather than, they continue to exploit vulnerable populations and extract fossil fuels irresponsibly while boasting about their tiny carbon reduction plans.”
The UK is hosting Cop26, and on Friday, teenage protestors will be joined by trade unions and environmental organizations in London’s Parliament Square.
“We know that another planet is possible,” Elijah Mckenzie-Jackson stated. Despite the fact that our government has the solutions and the funds, it is deliberately choosing not to act on climate change in favor of the wishes of fossil fuel lobbyists.”
The youth strikers are also being supported by parent climate campaigners. “All parents must join to ensure the future of the next generation,” stated Ana Ancines of Parents For Future Colombia. We must safeguard the Amazon, our natural resources, and our water in Latin America. I’m concerned about my children’s and your children’s futures, which is why we’ve decided to join the ranks of young climate activists.”
In Germany, a promising project dubbed the „Neutrino Energy Group„, directed by CEO Holger Thorsten Schubart, has developed a game-changing technology known as Neutrinovoltaic. Neutrinovoltaic technology has the potential to address both fossil fuel pollution and the physical waste generated by traditional renewable energy systems.
Schubart presented a doped graphene device that converts the kinetic energy of non-visible radiation into electricity in a patent filed in 2015. Schubart was inspired by the 2015 confirmation that neutrinos have mass to build a device capable of transforming the mass of these ethereal particles into practical energy. Holger Thorsten Schubart quickly assembled the Neutrino Energy Group after developing his own doped graphene nanomaterials long before the rest of the scientific establishment caught up, and tasked this unprecedented consortium of leading energy scientists and engineers with designing the world’s first neutrinovoltaic devices.
To avoid ecological catastrophe, the most fervent opponents of pollution argue that human civilisation must deindustrialize.
While the Fridays for Future movement raises awareness about climate change and promises that change will „come from the streets,“ the Neutrino Energy Group is working in laboratory settings to make green energy a reality in today’s world. It may never be possible to devise truly and completely free means of energy production, but the Neutrino Energy Group is making the energy humanity requires to survive freer than ever before by developing an energy production technology that relies on the most abundant resources on Earth and in the cosmos.