September 27th, 2019
“One of the largest strikes in San Diego was held at the University of California San Diego, where dozens of students marched in response to a stark report released this week by the Intergovernmental Plan on Climate Change (IPCC) on the impact of global warming on our oceans.
“We are facing escalating catastrophes,” said organizers of the UCSD Climate Action March in a joint statement. “We are marching to demand that UCSD be a leader in teaching all its students about the climate crisis.”
“They’ve made this commitment but now they actually have to get there and they only have five years. So we want to put pressure on them to actually identify real goals each year that they’re going to accomplish,” UC San Diego staff member Kina Thackray told FOX 5.
The Triton: “UCSD Community Marches for Climate Action”
““This will be the biggest battle we’ll be fighting,” said Dr. Ramanathan. “That’s why I’m calling you climate warriors.”
Yuval Baharav, a fourth-year Cognitive Behavioral Neuroscience major who helped organize the march, said that the university should take action immediately rather than rely solely on students to bring about change.
“You have the responsibility to be changemakers, not just us. You asked for student input, and now here we are,” Baharav said, directly addressing the university. “Be the leaders you claim to be.”
The Guardian: “UCSD Climate Action March begins at Geisel Library”