Climate change is the biggest challenge that the world today faces. It is far bigger than any problem that humankind has seen until now. And we must act. And act fast.
According to a study published in Nature, global warming is causing temperatures across the world to rise in a way that has never been seen in the last 2,000 years. The United Nations has confirmed that humans have less than a decade to slow down the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees centigrade.
Forests are burning, coral reefs are dying, animals are becoming extinct, and sea levels are rising to unprecedented and dangerous levels today. Further, climate change impacts economies across the world.
We are living in a state of emergency. Not acting now will have catastrophic consequences for the generations to come.
On 20th September 2019, millions of people from across the length and breadth of the world – which include a substantial population of youth – will participate in protests calling for action against climate change. Protests have been planned in more than 150 nations across the world.
These protests will take place on two consecutive Fridays – the second series of protests will take place on 27th September. They are touted as the biggest ever protests against climate change.
Apart from youngsters, these protests are gaining support from labour and humanitarian groups, environmental organizations, and employees working with various organizations.
The protests were inspired by Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who is currently in the United States to attend the UN Climate Action Summit.
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
There is no planet B. Let’s do our bit to save the Earth! Read more about the Global Climate Strikes here.0