SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – An estimated 100 environmentally-minded young people marched to San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza on Sunday, calling for an end to global warming.

“And then your work will transform this world, governments will listen to you, we will stop global warming through the power of your lungs,” a speaker told the crowd at the Plaza.

KCBS’ Tim Ryan Reports:

“This event is just, you know, the youth standing up and saying climate change is not about money, it’s not about power, it’s not about convenience or any short-term interests or anything. It’s about our survival,” reasoned one teen who identified himself as a 16-year-old from Southern California.

“I want to grow up in a world without hurricanes as big as Katrina as the norm and you know, people die every year from floods and droughts and everything like that, and that is not the future that I want. And that is not the future that I want for my children and for future generations.”

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Comments (3)
  1. Vincent Chew says:

    It’s great that these youths want to stop global warming. Now how about stopping the declining intelligence of our youths. Apparently they forgot to take it with them during the protest. If you want change kids, give up all your electronic gadgets, and you’re on your way to a greener planet. Decline to drive a vehicle. Tell your parents you don’t want a car, but will walk instead. Give up smoking and littering the streets with your garbage. Easy said than done, isn’t it.

    1. dead_than_red says:

      Huh? What is your point?

      Just out of curiosity, do you do any of that stuff, or is saving the planet just for other people to take on?

  2. genomega1 says:

    It looks like we can give the public schools an A in indoctrination, now if we can get them to work just as hard on teaching the basics to students.

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