A Video of Activists Naomi Klein from Canada and Greta Thunberg from Sweden, on Stage in New York, September 10th, 2019, and brought to us by the award-winning international news organization, The Intercept
A Foreword from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted September 15th, 2019 on Niagara At Large
Long-time Canadian activist, journalist and best-selling book writer Naomi Klein and 16-year-old Swedish activist extraordinaire Greta Thunberg, who has almost single handedly kindled a world-wide youth movement to address what is a full-blown climate emergency we face today, are heroes of mine.
And I hope they become heroes of yours too, if they are not already.
But more than that, I hope that their words and actions inspire all of us to exercise the intelligence, forsight and moral fortitude to act decisively now to make the changes necessary to save the life-sustaining resources of this great earth of ours for ourselves and our children.
Here are Naomi Klein and Greta Thunberg together recently, sharing their concerns, their call for action and their vision for a better future, all ahead of a major United Nations gathering later this September for a summit on climate action in New York.
Their appearance also predates public strikes being organized by individuals and groups of people – young and old and many in between – around the world this September 20th and 27th to build the push for climate action now
Click on the screen below to watch and share it around using the hashtag #ourclimatefuture –
Before we leave you, here is a link to a commentary posted on Niagara At Large this past September 9th on the need to make the environment a major issue in Canada’s October 21st federal election – https://niagaraatlarge.com/2019/09/12/in-this-federal-election-in-canada-vote-first-and-foremost-for-our-environment/
In response to that September 9th commentary, one of Niagara At Large’s regular readers and commenters on issues discussed and debated on this site, shared the following comment that I believe is worth repeating here. –
By Linda McKellar, Fort Erie, Ontario –
The climate should be PRIORITY ONE! What good is a booming economy if you can’t breathe the air or drink the water (if you even have any) or your home burns in a forest fire or gets washed away by flooding? Continue reading