The Best Signs We Saw At Today's Climate Strike

The Best Signs We Saw At Today's Climate Strike

Activists of all ages are demanding the Government take the issue of climate change more seriously and have marched through places including Cambridge, Northampton, Ipswich and Norwich.

At the Sydney event, a student organiser told the crowd: "We have three demands for our politicians".

"Parents have the right to pull their children out of class for things that are valuable", she said.

By early afternoon, the Sydney protesters were overflowing out of a 34-hectare (84-acre) open space in the city.

Olivia: It was actually when I was 5 years old and I was watching WALL-E, but fast forward later and climate change has really entered the arena of public discussion.

Claudia Cox, 11, also took aim at the Coalition.

"Yet it is still our younger generations who are leading the debate and holding governments to account on their lack of action to combat climate change". "There might not even be a future". The die-in will make a point about the climate crisis and desire for young people to grow up without the threat of climate change.

"Pacific Islanders are on the forefront of climate change". "We don't want this to be the tragedy of the commons".

Kerryn Phelps talks to SBS News. A group of young women led the protesters.

"We were just discussing that we might not have kids, because of what is happening to the planet", the 26-year-old said. According to Vox, it's set to be one of the largest environmental protests in history, with 2,500 events scheduled across 150 countries.

A police spokesperson said the man was "behaving erratically" and is yet to be charged.

Year 12 students at Blackwattle Bay Secondary College.

The strike will culminate in NY when Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel prize for her climate activism, will spearhead a rally at home of the United Nations headquarters.

Friday's protests are timed ahead of United Nations events, including the first Youth Climate Summit on Saturday and the Climate Action Summit of government, corporate and other leaders on September 23 in NY.

"When we come out here".

"What we haven't seen is action to combat that; the Welsh low-carbon plan was put in place before that declaration and hasn't been adapted to show the severity of the crisis".

Because it has a somewhat decentralized approach, Earth Strike is made up of dozens of chapters across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

"One of the fundamentals of unionism is the power of people joining together to stand up for justice".

Thunberg says that rather than listen to her and other young activists, lawmakers should invite scientists to the Capitol to listen to their expertise on ways to slow a rise in global temperatures, Thunberg said.

But some government MPs have voiced disapproval of the strikes. "But I think if there is one day you should join, this is the day".

"School strikes are a good tactical choice because they demonstrate students' commitment to personal sacrifice to bring attention to the climate crisis", she said. The goal is to see global action on climate change in a way never really attempted: worldwide coordination to address the climate crisis as a threat to the survival of all societies, and activists with Earth Strike are doing this using visible actions and horizontal organizing styles. "It's an educational event", he said, "and we're trying to take part in the political process, and persuade our leaders to take action".

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