‘People should be terrified’: one teen’s hunger strike over the climate crisis

Giovanni Tamacas starved himself for 10 days in the US capital to about a ‘criminally complicit’ government’s inaction

Food shortages, social disruption and riots. That’s the future 19-year-old Giovanni Tamacas envisioned during the 10 days he starved himself in the nation’s capital in a hunger strike at the lack of action to thwart the climate crisis.

A student at the University of California in San Diego, Tamacas spent seven days baking in the sun in front of the White House and three more at an American Civil Liberties Union advocacy institute. He also staged a “die-in” in front of the US Capitol building.

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