Millions of young students have walked out of their science class to protest climate change in the “Climate Strike” inspired by the 16-year-old climate expert Greta Thunberg.
“Science isn’t important,” New York high school sophomore Skylar Smith said. “What’s important is that our wise-beyond-our-years voices be heard in this critical time!”
It is the first of several planned events ahead of and during the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.
Greta Thunberg, the strike’s organizer has skipped all her science classes for her entire life and has decided instead to focus on activism classes.
“I think it was important that we missed science class specifically,” Kyle Miller of Austin, Texas said. “We need to believe what the climate scientists tell us, not to think scientifically ourselves.”
Thunberg had planned several global warming conferences, but they’ve all been cancelled due to sub-arctic temperatures.