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Young People Take to Streets in a Global Strike

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Anxious about their future on a hotter planet, angry at world leaders for failing to arrest the crisis, hundreds of thousands of young people poured into the streets on Friday for a day of global climate protest.

Strikes were planned in each of the 50 United States. By late morning, protesters across the Eastern Seaboard were streaming out of schools and office buildings, pooling around steps of local city halls. 

In New York City the main demonstration got underway around midday, but participants began assembling early at Foley Square and it was clear that turnout would be large. By midafternoon, the New York City mayor’s office estimated the crowd at 60,000.

Demonstrations in North and South America will be the culmination of a day of global strikes that began almost 24 hours earlier as morning broke in the Asia-Pacific region.

 

More than 100,000 protested in Melbourne, in what organizers said was the largest climate action in Australia’s history. The rally shut down key public transport corridors for hours. In Sydney, thousands gathered in the Domain, a sprawling public park just a short walk east of the Central Business District — grandparents escorting their children holding homemade signs, groups of teenagers in school uniforms, parents handing out boxed raisins to their young children.

Rarely, if ever, has the modern world witnessed a youth movement so large and wide, spanning across societies rich and poor, tied together by a common if inchoate sense of rage.

Roughly 100,000 demonstrators gathered around the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on a bright but unseasonably chilly day in Berlin, according to the police.

 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/climate/global-climate-strike.amp.html

 

People actually doing something with their lives and demanding action rather than only caring about posting selfies and getting likes on social media :applause:

 

 

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Nice Gal

Climate change is inevitable, but at the rate it's going, it'll likely change the planet in ways we can't prepare for. So yes, it is something to worry about.

 

We need the government to fund projects that combat or adapt to the changes in the foreseeable future.

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imnotyourbabe10

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Now if only the rest of the US (and world) could get on board and strike against late stage capitalism (a part of the climate problem)...

For questions about "Late Stage Capitalism," I find this subreddit particularly useful because sometimes images or short stories help articulate the concept more clearly...
https://www.reddit.com/r/LateStageCapitalism/

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derpmonster

Happened at my university too. Unfortunately I didn't even know :(

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StarstruckIllusion
40 minutes ago, Nice Gal said:

Climate change is inevitable, but at the rate it's going, it'll likely change the planet in ways we can't prepare for. So yes, it is something to worry about.

 

We need the government to fund projects that combat or adapt to the changes in the foreseeable future.

and we are making it worse 🗣🗣

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Nightwing

Leave it up to Gen X to be able to save the world. We Millennials were the bridge to that.

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Adarsh
18 minutes ago, Nightwing said:

Leave it up to Gen X to be able to save the world. We Millennials were the bridge to that.

Don’t you mean Gen Z? :sweat:

That boy is a monster

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Adarsh

I’m glad that we as a generation are way more educated about climate change. Sustainable lifestyle choices like recycling, thrift shopping and following a plant based diet are way more prevalent now than before and im proud of all of us :party:

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Nightwing
2 minutes ago, Adarsh said:

Don’t you mean Gen Z? :sweat:

Whoops, sure do!  :wtfga:

Didn't even catch that. Thanks. :toofunny:

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27monster27

It is a shame the my school wasn't able to partake in this. :(

STAN: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears, and Froy Gutierrez.

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