Students Worldwide Mobilize for Climate Action

Space.com | 9/18/2019 | Mindy Weisberger
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On Friday (Sept. 20), students around the world will walk out of their classrooms and gather in coordinated protests to highlight the global crisis created by climate change. The goal? To get elected officials and industry leaders to actually act to stop the looming catastrophe.

Climate change poses a dire threat to humanity, and politicians aren't doing enough to find solutions, protest organizers wrote on the Global Climate Strike website. Greenhouse gas emissions are a primary driver of global warming, but leaders have balked at abandoning fossil fuels, even as global temperatures continue to climb.

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Strikes and protests by students in more than 2,500 locations aim to show that the younger generations won't stand idly by while their future — and their planet — hang in the balance, according to Global Climate Strike.

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