The Swedish climate protection activist Greta Thunberg calls for new protests for the coming Friday.
The Swedish climate protection activist Greta Thunberg calls for new protests for the coming Friday. Where it is safe, there will also be rallies on the street, said the 17-year-old at a virtual press conference yesterday. Otherwise, the Internet will be used.
“We will signal that we have to treat this crisis as a crisis,” she said, referring to climate change. Politicians would not recognize how serious the threats from forest fires, floods, heat waves and cyclones already are. “We keep forgetting that people are dying today because of the climate crisis.”
The one thing that’s worse that not doing enough to #FaceTheClimateEmergency is to pretend that you’re doing enough. #EUGreenDeal
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 16, 2020
Thunberg’s school strike, which began two years ago, had expanded into a worldwide movement under the motto “Fridays for Future”. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the associated requirements to keep your distance, there had been only a few major public events of the movement recently. Over 2,300 protests have been announced on the “Fridays for Future” website for next Friday.
SCHOOL STRIKE FOR THE CLIMATE WEEK 55.
A few things.
1) Next friday will be the global day of action. I will be here as usual so feel free to join me!
2) This is the start of the new term of the climate crisis working group in Belfast City Council. #climatestrike
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— Anna Kernahan (@AnnaKernahan) September 18, 2020