Lubbock joins in on global climate change strike - FOX34 Lubbock

Lubbock joins in on global climate change strike

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

World-wide millions joined in solidarity to demand action on climate change. With protests, strikes, and walkouts, coordinated actions puts the effects on climate change front and center. These demonstrations are head of the United Nations climate summit in New York on Monday, September 23rd.

Protesters here in Lubbock argue law makers need to take action and help our planet's future. They suggested several solutions, like the new green deal. They said this proposed deal would not only provide new jobs, but save the planet.

"We are already feeling the effects of climate change and it is only going to get worse in the years to come," said Madeline Windham, protest participant. "It's going to create tons of technological innovation that is going to benefit us for years and years into the future and it is going to weed out the types of energy that are polluting and destroying the planet now."

As part of the demonstrations, Lubbock High students walked out of class during sixth period. One of the lead organizers said it surpassed all expectations.

"We felt that the importance of this message was to show the power that students in high school, at Lubbock High School have," said Fawwaz Shoukfeh, "When they are standing out here sure it is only one high school, but when getting together with all the other high schools around the world that truly shows that it is a powerful movement."

More than 2,000 companies world-wide allowed their employees to join Friday's organized climate strike. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres will meet with government leaders next week to address what he calls the global climate emergency.









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