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Dozens gather in Waco to call attention to climate change

Posted at 5:48 PM, Sep 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 20:17:53-04

WACO, TX — On Friday, several people gathered in downtown Waco to speak out about climate change.

"We inherited a planet that is dying, and it is super important that everyone realizes that," Baylor University Student Christine Snow said. "I think for young people, it is important that we think about our future, like you have to stop living completely in the moment and realize that if something doesn't get done we may not have a future for our grandkids."

The Climate Strike was organized by Emily Harringtion a week after a 16-year-old from Sweden encouraged millions of people to take part in a global climate strike.

"Greta Tunberry. She started the school strike for climate and it was just her in front of the Swedish parliament every Friday and here we are, it's a global day of action and there are millions of cities protesting all around the globe, participating in this climate strike," Harrington said. "We heard from local young people. We heard an earth song from a native American woman who lives here in Waco, and we closed everything out with a march."

Those that attended marched around downtown Waco chanting for change. Harrington said she hopes to organize similar events in the future.