Marie Desplechin’s call to strike for the climate

Be reasonable. Don’t go to class. Write it down. Friday September 23 you will have School strike for the climate.

When asked to justify yourself, follow the example of your elders. Five years ago, in late August, a ninth grade student sat alone in front of the Swedish parliament, instead of going to high school, with a handwritten sign.

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Passing on the studies of climate specialists, Greta Thunberg called on her country’s decision-makers to take measures to conserve life on our planet. Real measures, brave, effective, not formulas invented by communicators to make people forget that we wash our hands.

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She said out loud that she was scared and that she was angry. She was so brave, so determined… We heard her. She went to explain to parliaments, in a number of countries, to the UN. She got applause, she was booed. And the whole scientific community was on his side. However, neither the policies of the countries nor that of the major international companies have changed. Worse, since then, greenhouse gas emissions, which are responsible for global warming, have increased every year…as have the disgusting profits of those responsible for them!

The warming is obvious here, and it’s terrifying

However, what has changed is people’s opinions. For years we could pretend we didn’t see anything, and even swear (to some) that global warming didn’t exist… It’s over. Whole countries are dying of thirst, heat, ravaged by floods, storms and fires. The water in the seas rises, which disappears in the rivers, the seas heat up, the bottom dies. Species become rare and disappear one by one. Our last summer was the hottest on record in Europe, marked by drought, fires and severe thunderstorms. The warming is obvious here, and it’s terrifying. Greta has become millions. Millions of people who are scared and angry.

Five years ago, in November, young people aged 13, 15, 17 or 19, on all continents, approved the School Strike for Climate and took to the streets shouting that they didn’t want to wait any longer and let it happen. We know today that they are the ones who are on the side of truth and reason. Those and those who have courage and determination. She and those who will win in the end…

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Because yes, strikes win in the end. With markets, fairs, promotions. They are a powerful way to come together, be seen and heard. The past shows us that it is the courageous and determined multitudes who manage to change their destiny.

This strike, do it for you. For your violated right to live a decent life, to pass a living planet to your descendants. For your future sold to laziness and greed. To also defend against fear, which depresses and paralyzes. There has been no better cure than action, especially when shared. Do it for us, your parents and grandparents, and even your teachers. Your youth inspires us, it legitimizes us, it arms us. Friday September 23 we will be on the street with you.

To participate in the strike, register on the card available at this address: https://fridaysforfuturefrance.fr/

Signatories by profession

Emily Loizeauartist, author, composer and singer
Leah Fredeval, author, screenwriter and director
Estelle Meijer, actress, singer, poet
Yael Naim, artist, songwriter and singer
Sandra Nkakeartist, songwriter and singer
Gauvain Sers, author, composer, performer
corina, author, composer, performer
Philip Torreton, actor
dominican a. singer, songwriter, composer

lucia lucas, actress

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