We all know that climate change is a big problem. Scientists advise completely cutting carbon emissions by the year 2050, but we all know that won’t happen if the same type of people stay at the top of governments and the biggest businesses. This is why the children’s protests started, to get adults to listen to us, to listen to the scientists telling us that the world is almost guaranteed to end if nothing is changed. Now that people are starting to take notice of all the students leaving school to march for climate change, it’s time for the next step.
Adults have taken notice of our outcry, congratulating us on taking action and speaking for ourselves. What they don’t see is our legal inability to take action: We cannot vote. It is the adults who can vote, who can make changes to the current systems guarding fossil fuels and unsustainable agriculture. The ones that can listen are the ones that we have to directly reach out to. We are dying, and they should be taking care of us. They should be making a world that is fit for their children, instead of actively destroying it more. Without their vote and their power to put the world on the right track, us kids can do nothing but watch the world burn, despite our cries.
Research the statistics, dig up the images, connect data to people, show to people that the world is dying and nothing is being done about it. Data about floods, storms, extreme weather patterns, and why they are all caused by unsustainable practices of big business. Learn how to guide them towards using their votes on the right decisions, and not letting them waste their ability to truly make change.
If you can, comment any useful resources for convincing adults to use their vote, because their vote for now is all we can influence.