World’s youth take to the streets again to battle climate change
- Largest global climate protest since pandemic
- Strike takes place weeks before COP26 summit
- Hundreds of thousands protest in Germany alone, organisers say
- ‘No political party is doing close to enough’, Thunberg says
BRUSSELS, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Young people around the world took to the streets on Friday to demand urgent action to avert disastrous climate change, in their largest protest since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The strike takes place five weeks before the U.N. COP26 summit, which aims to secure more ambitious climate action from world leaders to drastically cut the greenhouse gas emissions heating the planet.
“The concentration of CO2 in the sky hasn’t been this high for at least 3 million years,” Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd of thousands of protesters in the German capital.
“It is clearer than ever that no political party is doing close to enough.”
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