Sunrise Movement PDX Organizer Adah Crandall penned an op-ed in The Oregonion calling on adults to make the same commitment to taking real action on climate change as youth activists have. Crandall writes:
“Despite our organizing, my generation has witnessed continued inaction on climate nationally and locally, with politicians and corporate interests continuing to support fracked gas, freeway expansions and deforestation…Over the years, the term “youth climate strike” has become a household phrase to describe our protests. But why is it that the burden to stop climate change is placed largely upon the generation that has contributed the least?… Adults call us “inspiring” and “heroic,” but these words on their own are not enough. We don’t just want you to be inspired, we want you to act.”
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