The climate crisis is an emergency which needs an immediate attention. Our hotter planet is already hurting millions of people. We need to act right now to stop burning fossil fuels and ensure a rapid energy revolution with equity, reparations and climate justice at its heart.
Janvikas Society, an NGO initiated by the Divine Word Missionaries in the city of Indore, India joined hands with other likeminded people and organizations of the city in support of the Climate Strike on 20th September 2019. Youth from the slums who are members of youth clubs organized by Janvikas staged a street play on “Protection of Environment” and urged everyone present to demand ‘Climate Justice for everyone’.
The September 2019 climate strikes are a series of international strikes and protests to demand action be taken to address climate change. The strikes' key dates include 20 September, which is three days before the United Nations Climate Summit, and 27 September, together with the full week from 20 to 27 September proposed for a worldwide general climate strike called the Earth Strike. The protests are taking place across 4,500 locations in 150 countries. The event is a part of the school strike for climate movement, inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.
By: Roy Thomas SVD