Pittsburgh Youth Joins In World-Wide Climate Strike

They Demand Action to Save the Planet

Joe DeStio
March 15, 2019 - 4:29 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – To chants of ‘Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Climate Change Has Got to Go,’ young people took over the steps of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building for a Youth Climate Strike.

Local organizer, North Hills School District sophomore Ryleigh Murphy says she felt she had to do something when she learning nothing was planned in Pittsburgh for the event.

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“I want my family to be able to see the polar bears and to go visit places. People should be able to breathe good air and drink good water. I want future generations to be able to have everything,” said Murphy.

The students came from various local school districts and universities.

University of Pittsburgh student Callie Wrenn of Pt. Breeze said, “I think it’s really unfair that older generations are making the decisions when it comes to climate change. When the real consequences some, they’ll most likely be on their death beds and we are the ones who will have to deal with the consequences.”

The student day of action was part of a world wide event. In Pittsburgh it was supported by groups like Breathe Project, Climate Reality Pittsburgh, and Clean Water Action.

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