On Friday 20th September, over 150 countries are expected to take part in this years climate change walkout around the world. This is not the first event that has been held. The first event was a success having attracted over 1.4 million students across the globe
Students have organized a worldwide walkout in a show of solidarity and demonstrate against the lack of action on climate change response. This issue is about the future of these young people and they feel that they have a responsibility to remind everyone about the dangers of climate change. They know that they are the ones who will live in a world suffering the consequences of the decision being made now.
On Friday 20th September, over 150 countries are expected to take part in this years walkout around the world. This is not the first event that has been held. The first event was a success having attracted over 1.4 million students across the globe. The movement has grown since then and the number is expected to be larger than previous walkouts.
Australia sets the standard for climate change awareness
Although this event has drawn backlash with some states and cities in the US such as Seattle and Philadelphia which have stated that they will not allow the students to take part. They have said that the event will not be an excuse for attending school, a lot of major cities around the world have been a success.
Across the globe, Asia-Pacific countries are already out demonstrating this in action. In New York, the protests have been partially approved and it is expected that the walk will begin at around noon. The march will then proceed to Foley Square by 12:30 p.m. and then march to Battery Park for another rally. At around 5 pm, Greta Thunberg, who is the face of this movement is expected to deliver a speech at the Battery Park.
She has been closely monitoring the situation around the globe and updating us on what is going on around the globe.
Incredible pictures as Australia’s gathering for the #climatestrike
This is the huge crowd building up in Sydney.
Australia is setting the standard!
Its bedtime in New York…so please share as many pictures as you can as the strikes move across Asia to Europe and Africa! pic.twitter.com/7eAPUQPq5C
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 20, 2019
The sixteen-year-old had earlier released images of what was transpiring in Australia and she was excited that people are taking actions against global warming.
This demonstration comes ahead of U.N. Climate Action Summit in New York and it is expected to have the effect of reminding the U.N about the future they are envisioning. It is meant to remind them about the future of the planet and how inaction will lead to severe consequences in the future.