On Friday, Sept. 20, the Hailey Climate Action Coalition is sponsoring a rally as part of the international Global Climate Strike movement, an event designed to raise awareness of the disastrous effects of climate change on our planet and to recognize that one year ago, Greta Thunberg, a Swedish 16-year-old, began a school strike outside the Swedish Parliament that was the beginning of a worldwide movement.

The rally, to be held in Hailey, is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m., meeting in front of the courthouse, marching to Main Street on Croy Avenue, then back to the courthouse.

Last week, the U.S. National Oce-

anic and Atmospheric Administra-

tion reported that July 2019 was the hottest month on record, with scientists cautioning that warming will get worse unless fossil fuel emissions are drastically reduced.

“Time is running out,” said Vic Barrett, a plaintiff in the Juliana v. United States case involving children, teenagers and young adults who are suing the U.S. government for failing to protect them from fossil fuel emissions. “This decade is our last chance to stop the destruction of our people and our planet. This is our time to join in solidarity with communities around the world to fight for a just future. This is why we strike.”

The Hailey Climate Action Coalition invites everyone to join them on the 20th to express their support and help make the statement that the citizens of this valley demand transformative action on climate.

Rob Lonning, Hailey

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