Rochester Students Join Thousands From Around the World to Rally Against Climate Change
In a time where it's easy to just sit at home and complain about things on social media, it's inspiring to see groups actually organize and gather to get their message seen and heard. Thousands of school aged children from around the world, including kids here in Rochester, held what some are saying was the biggest climate change rally in history yesterday.
Close to 150 Rochester students gathered at the Peace Plaza on Friday with signs and one simple request. The kids want politicians to stop ignoring the issue of climate change and to start working to protect future generations.
Scientists with NASA say "The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 1.62 degrees Fahrenheit (0.9 degrees Celsius) since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. Most of the warming occurred in the past 35 years, with the five warmest years on record taking place since 2010."