In Class Story

At the United Nations Climate Action Summit over 65 countries from around the globe came together, and committed to a large project.

These 65 countries are going to put forth efforts to have a net-zero emissions by 2050.

What spurred all the support? Well a young girl from Sweden might have been just what was needed to bring everyone together.

Greta Thunberg, 16, gave a heartfelt speech at the summit, in regards to the terrible price her generation will have to pay for this ones ignorance.

Immediately Thunberg began the speech with a strong message to everyone there.

“How dare you!”

These words rang out like a gunshot in the room, as everyone began to pay attention to the young woman.

Thunberg went on to talk about how terrible the emissions were getting and the actual impact that it has had, and will have in the future. She began telling staggering facts such as “with todays emissions levels, our entire CO2 budget will be gone in 8.5 years”.

She went on to explain how things need to change and fast, because we are running out of time and the whole world needs to help or we are finished.

She concluded the speech with a message just as strong as the first, ” We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it or not.”

Though the young woman’s speech may not have been the sole cause of all of the support, but it does provide a prospective of the youth, and a very strong message that things need to get done now.

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As a wrestler cutting weight is a double edged sword.

On one side you have kids who don’t cut weight. Usually heavyweights and other upper weights that can eating lots of food to replenish their energy after a hard practice.

On the other side you have the kids who cut weight. Usually the lighter guys that are on the team, there is a lot less eating and a lot more working out.

I spoke to 3 current or past Morningside wrestlers on their experiences about cutting weight.