In a speech at the rally, Adrian Adara Huq, 16, said that climate change “does not discriminate based on age, race or other parts of our identities. It is the biggest threat to humans as a species. We must keep climate action at the forefront our minds.” Click on the video to hear their full speech.
New Haven high school students gathered on the Green at Church and Chapel streets Friday afternoon to join fellow students from around the globe to demand action on climate change.
Their rally, part of an international movement called Fridays for Future, called for passage of the Congressional “Green New Deal” proposal as well as a “New Haven Emergency Resolution to Restore a Safe Climate.”
The New Haven resolution reads: ““New Haven declares that we face an existential climate emergency that threatens our city, region, state, nation, civilization, the natural world, and humanity ... New Haven officially commits to leading an emergency mobilization effort that, with appropriate financial and regulatory assistance from state and federal authorities, ends community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by or before December 31, 2030, and immediately initiates an effort to safely draw down carbon from the atmosphere.”