Global climate strike September 27, 2019

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Several initiatives are being organized around the world to put the fight against climate change and all the impacts caused by global warming to the fore. Young people, with Greta Thunberg as standard bearer, are taking more and more place in the offensive that is being waged, knowing more than anyone that they represent the future and that they will have to assume the consequences of the announced changes. On September 27, 2019, a global climate strike will therefore be the culmination of a week of major actions for the environment.

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Several initiatives are being organized around the world to put the fight against climate change and all the impacts caused by global warming to the fore. Whether the " Pact for transition »Initiated by several personalities from Quebec, the climate clock at Concordia University telling us that it is one to midnight, " The Case of the Century »In France which wants to be a climate justice campaign or this 16-year-old Swedish girl named Greta Thunberg who has been around the media since the speech she delivered at COP24 (intergovernmental meeting for the climate). We recently learned that this same ecologist, standard bearer of a global environmentalist movement, was going to be in Montreal during the climate strike being organized on September 27, 2019.

Source: Twitter

Indeed, on September 27, we will experience the culmination of the International Climate Week, initiated by Global Climate Strike and several environmental groups from around the world. It is therefore at this time that all workers and students will be invited to take to the streets to show their union for this cause.

“IN CANADA, GLOBAL WARMING IS OCCURING TWICE AS FAST AS IN THE REST OF THE WORLD. IN JANUARY, THE PLANET STARTED TO MOBILIZE. TODAY THE POPULATION IS CALLED ON TO TAKE UP THE ENVIRONMENTAL FIGHT”, EXPLAINED THE SPOKESPERSON FOR THE PLANET INVITED TO PARLIAMENT, FRANÇOIS GEOFFROY.

Source: La Presse, September 10, 2019

In Quebec, demonstrations are organized in 17 cities, including Gatineau, Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke, Trois-Rivières, Saguenay, etc. Internationally, 1,001 cities in 84 countries have announced that they are taking part in the international week of action against climate change.

Young people are taking up more and more space in the offensive being waged, knowing more than anyone else that they represent the future and that they will have to bear the consequences of the announced changes.

“MANY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN THE PATH OF JUSTICE TO MAKE THEMSELVES HEARD. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS HAVE BEEN FILED IN THE USA, IN BELGIUM AND IN THE NEDERLANDS. YOUNG QUEBECERS HAVE IN TURN ANNOUNCED THEY WANT TO SUE THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA FOR ITS INACTION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: L'ORGANISME ENVIRONNEMENT JEUNESSE FILED IN NOVEMBER A REQUEST FOR AUTHORIZATION TO THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC FOR A CLASS ACTION, ON BEHALF OF ALL YOUNG QUEBECERS AGED 35 AND UNDER. »

Source: Agence Science-Presse, January 16, 2019

The environmental issues in question here are closely linked to the social, legal, political and above all economic aspects of our society:

“MAJOR CLIMATE CHANGES WILL NEED TO BE IF GLOBAL WARMING IS NOT TO EXCEED 2 DEGREES DURING THIS CENTURY, BUT WE WILL ALSO NEED MORE CONSIDERABLE FINANCIAL INVESTMENTS, REPORTED A RECENT 400-PAGE REPORT BY THE INTERGOVERNMENTAL PANEL ON CLIMATE CHANGE (IPCC). »

Source: Agence Science-Presse, November 28, 2018

Your challenge

Invite students to test their knowledge of the causes and consequences of climate change by answering this quiz!


 

SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES

Disciplines and levels targeted

- Science and technology (lower secondary)

  • Earth and Space: Climate Change

- Ethics and religious culture (2nd cycle of secondary)

  • Reflecting on ethical questions: the future of humanity

Targeted dimensions of digital competence

  • Act as an ethical citizen in the digital age
  • Communicating via digital technology
  • Developing and mobilizing information literacy
  • Producing content with digital
  • Collaborate digitally

Suggested digital tools

  • Kahoot
  • Blogger
  • Wix
  • Padlet
  • Middlespot
  • Facebook
  • Mentimeter
  • Edpuzzle

Educational intention of the guide

At the end of these activities, the student will be able to form an opinion on climate change based, among other things, on scientific and technological principles.

Objectives of the activities

  • Read a documentary file on global warming and create a quiz associated with it;
  • Explore the “Together, let’s accelerate the energy transition” Facebook group to choose a topic and explore it further when writing a blog;
  • Learn about the arguments and the vision of climate skeptics;
  • Edit a video on climate change to make it interactive;
  • Understand the causes and consequences of heat islands.

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