Young people and activists have been taking to the streets in cities around the world today to protest against inaction in the face of global climate change.
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, who began a weekly protest in August 2018 in front of the Swedish parliament. This time she will be demonstrating and speaking a continuation of a movement popularized by Swedish teenager and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg in New York City, which she reached, famously, by traveling across the Atlantic via sailboat. In her time in the US, she has testified to Congress and will appear at the UN General Assembly, which kicks off next week.
protests are filling city streets (and at least one beach, on the Solomon Islands) with demonstrators of all ages, the movement is notable for its emphasis on the young people who will inherit the climate crises of the future. In demonstrations around the world, they are sending forth a serious message on the imminent danger of climate change, the importance of a rapid transition away from fossil fuels, as well as the need to pay attention to those people who will face the consequences of a shifting climate Global Climate Strike . far worse than others
Here is a glimpse of where people are protesting today:
United States Sixteen year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a demonstration as part of the Global Climate Strike in lower Manhattan in New York on Sept. 20. Image: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton Demonstrators march to the US Capitol as part of the Youth Climate Strike in Washington DC on Sept. 20, 2019. Image: Reuters/James Lawler Duggan Demonstrators march to the US Capitol as part of the Youth Climate Strike in Washington DC on Sept. 20, 2019. Image: Reuters/James Lawler Duggan Romania Activists participate in a rally demanding action on climate change in Bucharest, Romania on Sept. 20. Image: Inquam Photos via Reuters Mexico People take part during a Global Climate Strike rally in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept 20. Image: Reuters/Carlos Jasso Australia People take part in a protest to call for action on climate change in Sydney, Australia on Sept. 20. Image: Reuters/Cordelia Hsu Climate change protesters are seen crossing the Victoria Bridge in Brisbane.during the Global Strike 4 Climate rally in Brisbane, Australia on Sept. 20. Image: AAP Image/Darren England via Reuters A general view of protestors holding placards as they march on Sept. 20, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. Image: Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images India An activist takes part in a Global Climate Strike rally in Kolkata, India on Sept. 20. Image: Reuters/Rupak De Chowdhuri Kenya Environmental activists hold signs as they take part in the Global Climate Strike protest on Sept. 20 in Nairobi. Image: Reuters/Baz Ratner Bangladesh School students and protesters gather during a climate strike rally on Sept. 20, 2019 in Dhaka. Image: Allison Joyce/Getty Images Thailand Environmental activists play dead as they participate in a Global Climate Strike near the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment office in Bangkok on Sept. 20. Image: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun Solomon Islands Students attend a climate change protest on Marovo Island, Solomon Islands, Sept. 20. Image: 350 PACIFIC/via REUTERS Poland Young activists take part in an environmental demonstration, part of the Global Climate Strike, in Krakow, Poland, on Sept. 20. Image: Jakub Wlodek/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS Japan Participants hold signs and shout slogans during Global Climate Strike on Sept. 20, in Tokyo Image: Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images Germany Participants in the Fridays For Future movement protest during a nationwide climate change action day in front of the Brandenburg Gate on Sept. 20 in Berlin, Germany. Image: Carsten Koall/Getty Images Protesters in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Sept. 20. Image: Quartz/Zoe Schlanger Ukraine Ukrainian activists take part in a rally demanding actions on climate change in Kiev on Sept. 20, joining similar protests globally, three days ahead of the United Nations emergency climate summit. Image: Reuters/Gleb Garanich United Kingdom People attend a climate change demonstration in London. Image: Reuters/Simon Dawson People attend a climate change demonstration in London. Image: Hannah McKay Indonesia A girl holds a placard as she takes part in Global Climate Strike rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept. 20. Image: Reuters/Ireme Barlian Pakistan People take part in the Global Climate Strike walk in Lahore, Pakistan. Image: Reuters/Mohsin Raza This story will be updated throughout the day.