Worldview Broadcasts Live from the Illinois Youth Climate Strike

Students at the Illinois Youth Climate Strike. Thousands walked out of school in Chicago on September 20, 2019.
Students at the Illinois Youth Climate Strike. Thousands walked out of school in Chicago on September 20, 2019. Jessica Pupovac / WBEZ
Students at the Illinois Youth Climate Strike. Thousands walked out of school in Chicago on September 20, 2019.
Students at the Illinois Youth Climate Strike. Thousands walked out of school in Chicago on September 20, 2019. Jessica Pupovac / WBEZ

Worldview Broadcasts Live from the Illinois Youth Climate Strike

Thousands of Chicago-area students participated in the global youth climate strike in downtown Chicago today, joining over 5000 other strikes in 156 countries worldwide. As part of the Covering Climate Now initiative, Worldview broadcast live from the Chicago march, which was co-organized by twenty local groups including the Sunrise Movement, Sierra Club and the Field Museum. The rallies coincide with a Climate Action Summit organized by the United Nations this weekend. Secretary General Antionio Guterres called the summit after more than a year of similar strikes led by Swedish teen Greta Thunberg. Many of the activists believe that climate change is the most preeminent social issue of our time, tying principles of social justice to the science of conservation. During this hour, Jerome McDonnell spoke with the Field Museum’s Abigail Derby Lewis and Emily Graslie, youth organizers Alondra Lozano and Allison Cavallo, Kyra Woods from the Sierra Club, and Kyla Johnson from The People’s Lobby.