Its Friday, September 20, 2019 — are you striking for our future? Kids across the world have walked out of school today to demand adults address climate change. See pics and video of their movement.
The late, great David Bowie put it best nearly 50 years ago: “These children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. Theyre quite aware of what theyre going through.” Kids in 150 countries across the world are striking today, September 20, 2019, to demand action from their respective governments on combating climate change. Its their futures that will be affected the most — not their parents, nor their grandparents — when the state of planet Earth reaches the point of no return. Millions of children and their grown allies have taken to the streets to let the adults know: they will not be silent, and they will not apologize for speaking up for themselves. As you can see in our gallery above, these inspiring kids are not messing around at the 2019 Global Climate Strike.
Before the various protests in the United States started, photos came in from countries around the world. Millions of kids walked out of school today. Germany has 1.4 million protestors already. In Mumbai, India, students stood in the pouring rain with their signs. The Pacific islands are the most at risk for destruction under climate change, and the students of Kiribati want recognition. Kiribati could be the first nation to completely disappear under rising sea levels. The town of Tebunginako once populated with 200 homes, and the islands main port, is already underwater. The protests are led by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who is protesting in NYC after speaking in front of Congress. Greta, who refuses to fly because of the plane emissions, sailed across the Atlantic in a zero-emissions boat for a journey that took 13 days. Shes protested in front of Swedens Parliament building ever Friday since April 2018. Students joined her in a movement dubbed Fridays For Future.
And the kids have some powerful, famous allies. Chris Hemsworth, who they probably know best as Thor, is proudly protesting in Australia. The actor, who has three kids, and four nieces and nephews all under the age of 10, shared a video from the protest on Instagram and wrote a passionate plea for action from his government: “What do we want? Climate Action! The kids have spoken! Well done to all the young climate strikers for taking part in #climatestrike drawing immediate attention to the climate change emergency!! Taking to the streets and demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels!! Coming o