Author Arjun Marwaha presents his book Our Changing Earth: Why Climate Change Matters to Young People to climate change advocate Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. It was truly an honor to meet someone who can invoke powerful change in our society. He hopes to continue to spread climate change awareness among not only youth but also among our leaders who can implement climate policies.
Arjun Marwaha stands among the youth demonstrators in the March 15 Youth Climate Strike at Los Angeles City Hall .
On March 15, school students in 957 locations around 82 countries will rise up and strike for a safe climate. Inspired by a Swedish teenager, this is the first worldwide strike in favor of pro-climate regulations. This is sure to speak volumes about needed regulations (i.e. emission cuts) as we move into the future. As an American, we can finally begin what is likely to be a long series of protests to eventually cut our carbon emissions. The youth is counting on action by the government; we must be the driving force of this change. Ask around to find if there are any strikes occurring in your community, and get involved!
Learn more about the global youth strike here on CNN!