Several thousand students walked out of school at cities around the Bay Area on Friday, as part of an international protest seeking more attention to climate change, and policies such as expanded solar, wind and other renewable energy, to address it.
Across the Bay Area, in Silicon Valley, the East Bay and other locations, marches were planned at dozens of schools.
By mid-morning, more than 1,000 young people, mostly high school students, walked down Market Street in San Francisco to the federal building on Seventh Street, which contains House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s district office.
The peaceful marchers chanted “hey hey, ho, ho, climate change has got to go” and carried signs with various environmental messages, including “Denial is not a climate policy,” “Make the world green again” and “I’ve seen better cabinets at Ikea,” a reference to President Trump’s cabinet, which has included several former oil and coal industry executives, along with others who deny the broadly accepted view among the world’s climate scientists that the planet is warming largely because of the burning of fossil fuels, which emit carbon dioxide that traps heat in the atmosphere.
In Silicon Valley, students walked out of Los Altos High School shortly after 10 a.m., held a …read more
Source:: East Bay – Science