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Student Climate Change Activist: "The world is ending? What are we studying for?"


Added 09-19-19 01:38:01pm EST - “"it's like some members of government and some corporations are actively pointing a gun to children's futures"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Student Climate Change Activist: "The world is ending? What are we studying for?"”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

“it’s like some members of government and some corporations are actively pointing a gun to children’s futures”

During the same congressional hearing that featured Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, lawmakers also heard from an American teenager named Jamie Margolin of Washington state.

She used the same type of doomsday rhetoric we’ve heard from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. According to Margolin, some of her peers are wondering why they should even complete their studies since the world is ending.

I already have underlying issues of anxiety. And it’s really hard to grow up in a world full of “ifs.” You know, I don’t think a lot of people in Congress understand the conversations that are happening in everyday American high schools, but we’re constantly asked, prepare for your future, study for your future, do this for your future, but our world is full of ifs.

I’ll be talking to my best friend and she says, “I want to see this natural place sometime — if it’s going to be around.” “I want to study to be this, if that’s still going to be a possibility.”

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