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Millions Of Youth Join The Biggest Global Climate Change Strike Ever: 'They Have To Listen To Us Now'

Millions Of Youth Join The Biggest Global Climate Change Strike Ever: 'They Have To Listen To Us Now'

The global rally of young leaders was organized mostly by teenagers in over 150 countries to voice their opinion before the upcoming climate summit.

Young voices across the world are speaking up against one of the most important global issues ever - climate change and doing their part to put forward that it is time to actually do something now to save the planet.

Millions of youngsters from over 150 countries participated in the worldwide strike with powerful banners and skipped school to make it clear what is the need of the hour.



 

 

The same was organized to get the attention of the world leaders before they meet for the upcoming climate summit and do something more than talk this time, as reported by Washington Post.

With cardboard messages and chants, the children walked through streets demanding for a better future and explaining the need to cut down on fossil fuels.



 

 

The US alone was home to over 800 marches, making this movement one of the biggest global strikes ever. "I'd rather go protest about the Earth and how something's going wrong than sit in my classroom and act like nothing's happening," high school student Harshita Ray told a WOSU reporter.

"I really just hope that we bring attention to the fact that our freakin' Earth is endangered ... so that my generation and my future generation can have a planet to live on," another 16 years old spoke about the issue.



 

 

And of course, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who is rising as the youngest warrior against climate change led the rallies in Lower Manhatten, New York City.

"New York City is looking huge! Lower Manhattan is absolutely packed with people. It will take ages for everyone to get to Battery Park.#ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture," she tweeted along with a snap of roads full of protesters.

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Greta has been in the US for a week now and she's meeting leaders to make a change. She recently met Barack Obama and she has no plans of stopping until something is done.

"Even though this movement has become huge and there have been millions of children and young people who have been school striking for the climate the emission curve is still not reducing ... and of course that is all that matters," she told NPR.

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Thousands of rallies which took place this Friday have boldly made a statement that the youth of the world is united against climate change and many schools and institutions supported the act.

In fact, public schools in New York and Boston granted permission to students to skip school and participate in rallies. Various companies also closed their offices and encouraged people to step outside.

The next big question is, will all this actually contribute to making our world a better place? Only time will tell. 



 

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