University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate

University of Maryland Students Connect4Climate

October 13, 2019 98 By Stanley Isaacs


(BACKGROUND MUSIC: Piano playing) MALE NARRATOR (off camera): As a child I was taught that to protect this world it would be a group effort and the job doesn’t belong to just one generation. Taking a class on contemporary social problems has showed me that there are still many issues in today’s world, climate change being one of them. We can’t wait until it’s too late. Let’s act right here, right now, together. (BACKGROUND MUSIC) DR. LESZEK SIBILSKI, PROFESSOR, CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS CLASS: Climate change is your problem, more than anything else. This is about your survival, this is about your children, this is about your grandchildren. COURTNEY LIEBERMAN: Climate change is a social problem we created and it is our responsibility to fix it. JONATHAN JOHNSON: It took humanity to ruin the earth and it takes humanity to fix it. IAN MORITZ: Climate change is a problem because it affects over 7 billion people. JAVIER SCOTT: Let’s fix it. MICHAEL KINNEY: Let’s do it. NADIA IQBAL: Do it together. KELCEY RAYMOND & ALEX STOLLER: We can do it together. HENRY ERTL: If not us, who will? STEPHANIE COELLO: Go green. JUSTIN ANDERSON: Go Terps. Clean the earth. GROUP: Right here, right now, together. ANDERSON: Hi, I’m Justin Anderson, representing the University of Maryland, and we’re here at the World Bank to connect with climate right here, right now. I’m excited and let’s explore. YAQI LIU: This is Yaqi Liu from the University of Maryland. Today we are attending this great event at the World Bank about climate change. KINNEY: Our social problems class has brought us here to the World Bank. As you can see, the whole world is behind us. Thank you, Dr. Sibilski. JIM YONG KIM, PRESIDENT, THE WORLD BANK: (off-screen): We’ve said all of the numbers again, and again, and again. (on-screen): But what we yet have failed to do is actually connect. (CHEERS & APPLAUSE) (ROCK MUSIC) FEMALE NARRATOR (off-screen): After the event, I was still wondering the way to make the world better. But now, I think in a different way. Every big change starts with a small step, and here at the World Bank I have already seen so many young people all around the world to start fighting the climate change. They are my inspiration to change the world right here and right now. What are yours? UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are here because we want to make a change in the world. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Less motorcycles or green cars, maybe solar-powered vehicles. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It would make a difference. GROUP: We can do it together. MAGGIE JAMES: There are over 26,000 students at the University of Maryland. Fifty of us are starting to change the world. Will you help us finish? DARBY WHITEHAIR: There are over 7 billion people in 196 countries. This means there are 7 billion sets of hands that can help fight climate change. LIEBERMAN: The polar bears and many other creatures are frequently losing their homes. We must work together to fix this. BENJAMIN CUTLER: It falls upon this generation to step up and fight climate change. EMILY PLATTE: Cool people, like all of us, can help prevent a warm planet. JOANNA HORN: Your vision, our future. KINNEY: Are you ready? Because I am. GROUP: Go Terps! MARGARET MAGNAYE: Here’s a message and a bottle from the Terps to you: recycle. (PHONE RINGING) JOSEPH DIZON: Hello? Mother Nature is calling. Are you going to answer it? SCOTT: We’ve seen the past. So let’s act in the present so we can save the future. (WINK & CLICKING SOUND) GROUP: Let’s connect! MORITZ: Connect this video with your family and friends. Click the “Share” button below. (CREDITS ROLLING)
(BACKGROUND MUSIC) GROUP: Stay in touch. NARRATOR: Don’t be the last one to join us.