MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair High School students marched out in protest on Friday in solidarity with the US Youth Climate Strikes, taking place across the nation.
Organizers have expressed the need to address many issues related to climate change.
A recent study published by the International Panel on Climate Change found that 95% of scientists agree that climate change is man-made.
The student-led activity was among three other protests across New Jersey, In Princeton, Mahwah and Morristown.
According to the organizers, they state the following demands on the US Youth Climate Strike page:
1. We demand a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in line with the October 2018 IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C.
2. We demand our world leaders take action that ensures global warming remains under 1.5 degrees.
3. We demand that our US legislators implement the Green New Deal and other legislative actions that decrease the climate crisis.
According to a release, they are inspired by Greta Thunberg, who strikes every Friday in front of her Swedish parliament.
She is quoted as saying, “We have to understand the emergency of the situation. Our leadership has failed us. Young people must hold older generations accountable for the mess they have created. We need to get angry, and transform that anger into action.”