EDF President Fred Krupp: Climate strikers understand we cannot wait to act

Millions take to the streets worldwide to demand climate action

September 20, 2019
Dave Kuntz, (202) 572-3570, dkuntz@edf.org

(NEW YORK, NY – Friday, September 20, 2019) Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) President Fred Krupp issued the following statement on the global climate strike:

The young people who led the biggest global climate change demonstration in history today understand that we cannot wait to act. And as Greta Thunberg told Congress earlier this week, we need only listen to every major climate science organization in the world to understand and share their sense of urgency.

“The young leaders determined to act on climate change are a diverse group that transcend the old partisan lines that have held back progress for far too long. They understand both what’s at stake for their generation, and the power they have to shape the future. The climate strike is inspiring, and we must do everything we can to help them defend the future.”

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