Sick note for Friday's Climate Strike

Stefi Barna's picture

Thanks to HCWH for this global sick note for Friday's Climate Strike with handy hyperlinks.

https://noharm-global.org/sites/default/files/documents-files/5965/Strikeletter.final_.pdf

Dear Teachers,

Please excuse your students from regularly scheduled school activities on Sept. 20, 2019, for the Global Climate Strike. As health professionals, we know that climate change is a global health emergency that is already causing widespread harm to people’s health and well-being.

In fact, it’s likely this won’t be the first or last time your students miss school due to climate change. Asthma is the most common reason for school absences, and climate change is linked to several well-known asthma triggers, including extreme heat, air pollution, allergies, and mold. Your students’ mental health is also at risk, as climate-related natural disasters have been found to cause PTSD in children, and general anxiety about climate change is increasing among young people.....

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