New Hampshire Teens To Participate in Global Climate Strike Locally
High school and college activists on the Seacoast will be participating in climate strikes in Portsmouth and Durham on Friday as part of a global movement.
At each New Hampshire climate strike, there will be sign-holding, speeches, chants, and more, according to a press release.
The locations and times for the Seacoast strikes can be found here:
Portsmouth: North Church Courtyard, 3 p.m.
Durham: Murkland Courtyard, UNH, 2:30 p.m.
There are also climate strikes in four other New Hampshire locations:
Concord: State House, 1 p.m.
Jaffrey: Downtown, 8 a.m.
Nashua: Greeley Park, 3:30 p.m.
North Conway: Gazebo on Main St. at 3 p.m.
Thunberg is using the hashtag #UprootTheSystem to promote the event on social media.
According to the Fridays For Future website, the climate crisis does not exist in a vacuum.
In a post on the website for the climate strike, it calls youth to stand united and demand a future where both people and the planet are prioritized.
MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas) are experiencing the worst impacts of the climate crisis and are unable to adapt to it. This is because of the elite of the Global North who have caused the destruction of the lands of MAPA through colonialism, imperialism, systemic injustices, and their wanton greed which ultimately caused the warming of the planet. With both the COVID, climate, and every crisis in history, overexploited countries and marginalized sectors of society are systematically left behind to fend for themselves.
On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to the United Nations since taking office. He challenged diplomats and called for unity in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.
People can view the remarks Biden made in the video posted to the President's Twitter account.
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