Climate change rally report

A sign made by the author of the piece that reads 'it's getting hot Scott!' surrounded by various decorations.

On Friday I went to a climate change rally, Climate Change (or Global Warming) is caused by industries burning heaps of fossil fuels such as coal, gas an doil, the gases released into the atmosphere act like an huge invisible 'blanket', trapping heat from the sun and warming the earth. This is known as the greenhouse effect. ( )

I skipped school to go the student climate change rally, it was important because if we keep burning all these fossil fuels the earth will no longer exist in about 2040.

Apparently there was more than 100 countries in the world doing it at the exact same time! It started at 12:00 and at about 12:35 we marched down Collins Street. I didn't stay too long but what I went to was awesome!

Grade 3 student Astrid holding a sign at the climate change rally in Melbourne

We chanted things like...

What do we want: Climate Action !! When do we want it: Now!!

And Oh it's hot in here, too much pollution in the atmosphere!!

We chanted lots of other things, but I can't remember all of them.

I saw signs that said lots of different things, here are some of them:

Reduce, reuse, recycle, resist!
It’s getting hot Scott
There is no planet B

School Strike for Climate Change is also being discussed on the Student Forums.