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Friday 19th July Youth Strike 4 Climate

Youth strike for climate @youthstrike4climate
Today Friday 19th July for the 6th time students from the UK are striking about the climate under the student-led climate activist group UK Student Climate Network @Ukscn
Ludovica came to support and took some photos. 
Listed below are 10 reasons why they are protesting taken from the website

1. UN climate report 2018 gives us 12 years to cut emissions by 50% to avoid catastrophe

2. We’re the first generation to know what we’re doing and the last generation to be able to stop it.

3. Our carbon emissions continue to go up, despite global government pledges

4. A rubbish truck of plastic is dumped into the ocean every single minute

5. By 2048 there will be no fish left in our oceans at the current rate of over-fishing and pollution

6. 10% of the world’s population will be climate refugees by 2050, with rising sea levels and crop failure

7. Just 100 companies are responsible for over 70% of the greenhouse gas emissions on the planet

8. 200 species go extinct every day, 1000 times the natural rate.

9. We’re in an emergency, we need unprecedented global action 

10. Young people, with more of their life ahead of them, have the most to lose from an unsafe future