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Today’s Solutions: July 16, 2024

We’ve been covering the Youth Climate Strikes for the last few weeks and marveled at how quickly it’s grown. In just a matter of months, the solo protest of then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg outside the Swedish parliament last Fall has grown into a massive global movement. But never has the movement been as big as it is today, March 15, as hundreds of thousands of children in more than a hundred countries are skipping class to protest against climate change inaction. 10,000 students walked out of class last month in the UK alone, but that number is expected to skyrocket for today’s climate strike event. What’s brilliant is that although this movement was kickstarted by teenagers, adults are starting to get on board and put more pressure on politicians to do what’s needed to tackle the escalating ecological crisis. In Belgium, for example, thousands of workers will be striking to join the school students’ protest. Remember today, because today could be the catalyst for a wave of new climate change action and awareness around the world.

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