Greta Fears Coronavirus and Proposes Digital Strikes

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: March 13, 2020

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has asked fellow activists and protestors of climate change to stop gathering for processions. Due to coronavirus, most countries are now discouraging any sort of public gatherings and this is exactly why the 17-year-old activist is suggesting an alternate method of protesting called “digital strikes”.

Source: The Verge

Climate change has caused many people in the last two years to organize mass protests against the multi-billionaire companies, having the highest carbon footprint. But Greta believes that it is time to listen to the authorities and stay at home to avoid the risk of the pandemic. “We young people are the least affected by this virus but it’s essential that we act in solidarity with the most vulnerable and that we act in the best interest of our common society,” Greta Thunberg said to her four million followers on Twitter.

Source: Twitter

She shared the statistics of the outbreak and urged the people to help the authorities “flatten the curve”. So, she is asking all the climate change activists to postpone the rallies where people might be more vulnerable to the deadly virus.

Source: The Star

Along with that, she notified everyone that the “Fridays for Future” movement will now rally online and encouraged people to participate. “So keep your numbers low but your spirits high and let’s take one week at the time”. Posting a picture online with ‘#DigitalStrike’ is what she needs the activists to do to show their solidarity until the situation gets resolved.

Coronavirus has now affected almost all the continents and the medical facilities have declared emergencies. In America, more than 1000 cases have been reported and the number continues to grow, specifically in the states of Washington and New York. Italy is on lockdown with more than 60 million people restricted to their houses and coronavirus is now spreading to other regions.

While Greta’s digital strikes request seems logical, is she really a torch-bearer for climate change?

Updated March 13, 2020
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