15 March 2019: global strike for climate
This Friday (March 15) young students from all over the world will go on strike to make their voices heard: they are worried about the future of our planet.
Tens of thousands of students from more than 80 countries and territories are going to demonstrate to urge governments to take climate action now. The global youth movement was kick-started in 2018 by the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who had started a weekly strike order to pressure her government to take more drastic climate action. Her determination has inspired many other young people to do the same. However, Friday’s protest is the first global one, with students around the world expected to take part.
“This is of course nothing that I expected,” Greta told The Straits Times. “None of this would have happened without all the channels of the global environmental community. Millions of people have been fighting for the climate for decades, and without them nothing would have happened.”
For updates on the strike, follow the hashtags #Fridaysforfuture #ClimateStrike on social media.