Metro Business Academy student Adara Huq, 16, was one of the young people who spoke out in support of her fellow youth at Monday’s rally.
“Climate change does and will affect us more in the future,” she said. “What about us? What about our future families? Why are we sweeping our responsibilities under the carpet when it is more important than ever to save our planet.”
She told those gathered that the world is already 1-degree Celsius warmer than pre-industrial levels and climate change impacts are showing up in devastating hurricanes, record droughts, and forest fires.
“Climate change is already happening, and every bit of additional warming will worsen impacts,” Adara said.
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