This is how Obama is inspiring young climate change protesters to win the fight
Former President Barack Obama praised the effort of young climate change activists during a town hall event in Berlin on Saturday, and urged them not to give up the fight for our planet’s future.
Obama spent eight years in the White House building a climate change record that has been hailed by environmentalists and scientists around the globe, his crowning achievement being the signing of the Paris Climate accords that President Donald Trump has since withdrawn from due to his ignorant belief that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese.
In fact, the Trump administration has made a concerted effort to dismantle everything Obama did to combat the growing threat of climate change, including an effort to kill regulations on energy efficient lightbulbs, clean water, clean air, and just about any regulation the fossil fuel industry wants to see gone.
And so, it’s up to the rest of the world for the time being to pick up the slack, and while in Germany over the weekend, Obama encouraged his audience to keep up the good fight, and especially urged young people to keep fighting because climate change will impact their lives in particularly.
“Many of these people can’t vote, they are too young to vote yet, but they know what’s going on,” Obama said. “You wouldn’t let your grandparents decide what music you listen to, or what clothes you wear. Why let them decide what world you will live in? Things change when we strongly mobilize. Our planet on which we live is in danger. We can’t succeed by sitting back and waiting for someone else to do it.”
Here’s Obama’s full remarks via YouTube.
Climate change not only threatens future generations, it threatens all of us right now, and we must come together and bring about immediate and sweeping change such as enacting the Green New Deal to stop it or reverse it if possible.
The only path before us if we do nothing is suffering and death.
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