Millions of Young People Strike on Climate Change

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School students stage a sit-down protest outside Downing street as part of the global climate strike on September 20, 2019 in London, England. After showing the video to the class, she urged her fellow students to find ways to reduce plastic waste.

The mobilisation comes ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit taking place in NY on September 23, the most important annual gathering of world leaders to discuss policy aimed at countering climate change in light of the latest data and research.

Dozens of events are planned in Canada from coast to coast.

Other marches in our region took place in Brattleboro, Middlebury and Montpelier, where an estimated 300 high school students marched to the Statehouse.

Numerous students skipped classes to show up for the global climate walkout, although public school districts authorities did not plan to excuse them for their absence due to longstanding policy, safety concerns and loss of financial support from the state.

Britons joining the climate strikes can expect a day of unseasonably warm weather on Friday as they call on businesses and politicians to cut emissions.

Thousands of college pupils walked out of the classrooms and on Australian roads on Friday to kick off a worldwide attack demanding world leaders gathering for a UN Climate Action Summit adopt urgent steps to prevent an environmental disaster.

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"We are young, but we're not dumb!" We listen to the current best-available, united science.

We're not through. More actions are coming this week. "This is not political opinion or views, this is science".

But the 16-year-old who sparked the global movement said she was underwhelmed by the United States government's approach to climate change.

The strike's figurehead is 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who traveled from Sweden to NY on an emission-free sailboat.

"Scientists establish the facts but it's up to communities and people to demand everyone act on this", he said, predicting the protest movement "absolutely" would begin to shift policy over time.

"We need to do something to be able to survive in 12 years when there's irreversible changes that are gonna happen", Bruzzi said.

"This is not just some small strike that students want to miss school for", Marchesani said.

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Friday's marches, in cities from NY to London and Johannesburg to New Delhi, had been expected to be the largest climate change protests yet, spurred partly by adding adults to the past year's mainly youth-led mobilizations.

Climate change - the man-made warming of the Earth - poses a threat to millions of people around the globe, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's website.

"All of this energy we're now seeing in our younger Americans, I have no doubt it's driving increased engagement with our older Americans", Maibach, of George Mason University, says.

Some businesses are actively supporting their workers to take action, with outdoor clothing company Patagonia closing stores and offices globally, and taking out adverts to support the strikers.

Jeff Bezos on Thursday announced that Amazon will aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040, which is 10 years sooner than the Paris agreement's timeline.

Many of those demands are part of the Green New Deal, which was crafted by progressive Democratic lawmakers but so far hasn't gone anywhere in Congress.

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