Climate worth striking for

ACTION: Kathryn Hardwick-Franco is calling on people to challenge what they know about climate change and fight stand up for the planet at the strike on September 20.

ACTION: Kathryn Hardwick-Franco is calling on people to challenge what they know about climate change and fight stand up for the planet at the strike on September 20.

INSPIRED by the honesty and determination of teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, Port Lincoln woman Kathryn Hardwick-Franco has registered Port Lincoln for a School Strike for Climate in September.

A Doctor of Philosophy candidate, Ms Hardwick-Franco said she hoped the strike would be the trigger for young people to conduct their own research into climate destruction.

Students from cities and towns around Australia join the School Strike for Climate, which is open to people of all ages, to tell politicians to take their futures seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis.

"While we know we're in a dire situation, we have this sense of hope but the people running the country, the people with the power to do something are actually making it worse," Ms Hardwick-Franco said.

"I hope that young people assess the information and inform themselves to find that thing that makes them turn around and say 'you know what, the climate is worth striking for'."

The strike will take place on the Port Lincoln foreshore near the stage, on September 20, three days out from the United Nation's Emergency Climate Summit.

Ms Hardwick-Franco said she was motivated to stand up for the climate having listened to and watched the action by Greta Thunberg.

She said the small everyday things, like switching of lights, recycling and reusing were all important but saving humanity meant taking stand against fossil fuels.

The School Strike for the Climate is striking for no new oil, coal and gas projects including the Adani mine, 100 per cent renewable energy generation by 2030 and for the government to fund transition and job creation for all fossil-fuel industry workers.

"It's about challenging the fossil fuel industry and changing farm practices," Ms Hardwick-Franco said

"The planet will go on but humans may well be extinct; what we can do is strike so I am following the lead of Greta with hope that we can change the world."