Lewisburg Taking Part in Climate Change Strike

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- People all over the planet protested climate change on Friday, including parts of our area.

Nearly 500 people gathered at Bucknell University in Lewisburg to protest, demanding action to slow climate change. This protest was one of thousands happening across the globe.

"Words don't make justice. Words don't make clean air. Words don't make livable futures. You know what does? Action. Action does," said Andrew Stuhl, Lewisburg Climate Change Rally.

"This will be the largest climate demonstration in history. We have colleagues in many countries around the world that are striking," said Taylor Lightman of Lewisburg.

"I have a friend in Mexico who is striking right now. I have friends in Quebec and friends in Lyon and friends in Tokyo who are all doing this at the same time or did this a few hours ago depending on what the time zone is," said Liv Manner of Lewisburg.

After opening speeches were given, protestors lined up for a march through campus.

One individual said the march was a waste of time.

"I simply do not believe what they are striking for. Until they can prove some facts, maybe via PowerPoint or data, I will not agree with what they are doing, and I don't believe in it, and I think it's a huge distraction to my class schedule today," said Kendall Pierson, Bucknell University student.

Taylor Lightman studies climate effects at the college he attends in Sweden and says he has plenty of facts to back up climate change.

"We have 11 years to reduce carbon emissions and limit them to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The consequences of going over that are really severe. We're talking huge, huge, huge devastation."

The protest included people from all age groups. Jazmin Garza, a junior at Lewisburg High School, walked out of class at to attend the strike.

"If we stand together, we the people can change what the world leaders have seem to be avoiding, and that's that we don't have time. We don't," Garza said.

In an effort to keep up with the movement to be more eco-friendly, BUCKNELL university will be reforesting parts of its campus in October.

9 comments

  • Rusty Knyffe

    Whydyaevenbreathe6789, be sure to flag THIS conversation, too, you butt-hurt buffoon! LOLOLOL

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    The earth is 4.5 BILLION years old. Mankind (homo sapiens) have existed for around 200,000 years. That’s a drop in the proverbial bucket in Earth Time. SO………the scientific facts are that the earth goes through cycles and changes, even without human interference. If people became more mindful, that would be GREAT. But, contemplate how many people would actually STOP purchasing fast foods, plastic products (like those used in medicine), or fossil fuels and we’re going to extinct ourselves while the earth continues to experience planetary life, as it is.

    8 31 Rate This
    SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 AT 9:40 PM REPLYREPORT COMMENT

    SUE PHILLIPS
    exactly!!!… and the same ones who are crying climate change are flying to climate change “summits” in jets, driving big fancy cars… all the things they want everyone else to give up. They really believe the rest of the world is as dumb as that??? There have been cycles of change ever since the world began.

    2 5 Rate This
    SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 AT 9:16 AM REPLYREPORT COMMENT

    RUSTY KNYFFE
    Greta Thunberg is an example of how kids are seemingly determining how a planet behaves, how mankind behaves, and how we should all be “frightened” because the adults are too stupid to understand what we’re doing to the planet. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EVERY Hollywood pundit and virtue-signaler is wasting tons, and tons of precious resources with their CGI movies and their multi-million dollar mansions that use digital surveillance and excessive electricity to keep their compounds “safe” from the hoards. What a massive collection of hypocrits.

    0 0 Rate This
    SEPTEMBER 22, 2019 AT 11:35 AM

  • Tin foil hat

    Well, there you have it. All we have is eleven years. 🤣😂

    At least one person there had the 🎱⚾️ to say what a crock this all is.

  • Tin foil hat

    The people that are worried about the world coming to an end are those that don’t know or refuse to acknowledge the true ending of the earth and their final destination.

  • The Conservative

    30 years ago they said the world would end in 20 years.
    20 years ago they said they world would end in 10 years.
    They world is still here …. idiots !
    Note : Throughout history the weather has changed. Human beings are NOT destroying the planet. Climate change caused by humans is a hoax and there’s NO REAL SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE to prove it. It’s become a political issue because of the crazy way liberals interpret reason , rationality , and common sense. Beware of all the crazy liberals who have about as much CLASS as a closed down school house.

    • Rusty Knyffe

      To note, the celebrities that are virtue-signaling are the FIRST group to abuse the environment with their CGI movies (computers need massive cooling, idiots) and their global travel to locations…..their massive electrical use for their concerts and the fuel used to transport stage and sound equipment………….erm…………idiots, all.

Comments are closed.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.