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Students’ climate change rallies

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“Unless we take action on climate change, future generations will be roasted, toasted, fried and grilled.”

Christine Lagarde, then the C.E.O of the International Monetary Fund (I.M.F) said this at the Darvos meeting in 2013. The I.M.F. is not noted for its outlandish comments.

Now this comment to the world of finance was made back in 2013 and yet still neither of our major political parties has seriously tried to adequately address climate change.

Today’s school students already get climate change and how it’s already very adversely affecting Australia and what it will do to the world they inherit from we adults, a world in which they don’t yet have a vote.

Yes our children already get climate change but why don’t so many politicians in our major parties get climate change?

That is why students from close to 40 high schools in Australia are taking action on climate change on Friday March 15 with their climate action rallies in our major cities.

This coming global school students’ rally will be the 4th climate rally to date and now in the lead-up to our State and Federal elections, we adults who are concerned about the future world we are passing on to our children and grandchildren have been invited to join our school children in these important rallies.

Extreme droughts, floods, bush fires and heatwaves continue to take their toll and of all the natural disasters in the past century it has been extreme heatwaves that have caused the greatest number of casualties.

So if you want our politicians to take the heat out of climate change why not join our children who do care about their future, for the future is what you choose.

Harry Johnson, Iluka

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