tech2 News StaffSep 21, 2019 15:43:05 IST
The Global Climate strike continues to rise in popularity with Australia and other Asian countries coming out in large numbers to show their support to the cause. These strikes have been called to demand concrete action against climate change.
This event is the third in a series of international strikes inspired by Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate warrior, who became the world’s leading voice in climate activism in a span of one year. Thunberg began skipping school on Fridays in protest outside her country’s Parliament, demanding immediate action in response to the climate crisis. She inadvertently started a movement after local and then global media took notice.
Her movement spread to all corners of the world and branches of the Fridays for Future has sprung up from Antarctica to Australia and from Germany to Canada.
This global strike, like always, is a youth-lead event, however, this time there is one aspect that is different. This strike has got a lot of attention and support from adults and major companies. Employees from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Twitter are going to walk out of their offices to join the protests.
Digital sites like Etsy, Kickstarter, WordPress, Tumblr, Greenpeace, and many others are doing their bit to spread awareness about this topic and draw attention to the importance of action against climate change. They will be doing so by either donating ad space on their websites or placing a banner on their site that talks about the same.
The Strike is timed to coincide with some big international events: the UN Climate Summit in New York on 23 September, and the IPCC Oceans and Cryosphere Report, due on 25 September.
Thunberg has just one demand underpinned in her year-long stint in climate activism: that governments, politicians and the powers "listen to the science and act accordingly." Recently, while speaking to the US Congress, she reiterated her demand when she said, “I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists. I want you to unite behind the science and I want you to take real action.”
Scroll through for the strikes taking place in the major cities in India
Here are some of the highlights from the various strikes taking place all over the world:
Thousands of students have joined climate rally in Delhi. Students are observing #GlobalClimateStrike today. According to reports, It may be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in history. pic.twitter.com/QgQd0B75Uj
— Greenpeace India (@greenpeaceindia) September 20, 2019
— Friends of the Earth Scotland 🌎 (@FoEScot) September 20, 2019
— YouthStrike4Climate - Nottingham 🌍 (@YouthStrike4Cl2) September 20, 2019
— Naran McClung (@McClungNaran) September 20, 2019
#GlobalClimateStrike has started.. children demanding for #ClimateEmergency .. 'we want more trees!' #ActNow for their future! Join us take #ClimateAction @GretaThunberg @MumbaiMirror @350 @FFFIndia pic.twitter.com/3lmzPUNoFA
— Fridays for future_Mumbai 🇮🇳 (@fffmumbai1) September 20, 2019
— Sam Cossar (@samcossar) September 20, 2019
School students in Delhi have taken to the streets today to demand government action on #climatechange.
— Youth Ki Awaaz 🌈 (@YouthKiAwaaz) September 20, 2019
— Hannah Martin 🌍 (@Hannah_RM) September 20, 2019
— 350 dot org (@350) September 20, 2019
— Chema Sarri (@chemasarri) September 20, 2019
— Claudia Bracholdt (@cbracholdt) September 20, 2019
— Sara Hayat (@saratamman) September 20, 2019
Young people here and across the world are making it impossible to ignore the environment and climate emergency.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 20, 2019
— Hugh Riminton (@hughriminton) September 20, 2019
— Shakespeare&Company (@Shakespeare_Co) September 20, 2019
— Mr Raitt (@Mr_Raitt) September 20, 2019
In Angola 🇦🇴 pic.twitter.com/O01yYBOhl1
— Licypriya Kangujam (@LicypriyaK) September 20, 2019
Why limit the #ClimateStrike to just big cities. These are 8th standard tribal girls from Addateegala in #AndhraPradesh joining this protest in solidarity with all the school children worldwide. #ClimateAction #ClimateChange #ClimateActionNow #TheFutureWeWant #ActNow pic.twitter.com/wusMShU9YI
— INECC (@INECC2) September 20, 2019
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 20, 2019
Here we go Cape Town!
— Glen Tyler-Davies (@GlenTyler) September 20, 2019
#climatestrike in Guwahati, ASSAM, INDIA. #FridaysForFuture @GretaThunberg @ThisIsZeroHour @ExtinctionR @fridays_india @Fridays4future @IndiaRebellion @guwahatiplus @guwahaticity pic.twitter.com/jaQ7A5EtyV
— Rupesh (@dhartibachao) September 20, 2019
— gabriela🍊 (@idlemalec) September 20, 2019
This is an ongoing story that will be updated as the strike progresses.
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