What You Should Know About the Global Climate Strike
The children of today have more to lose than anyone alive, should humanity fail to limit climate chaos over the next few years, and they know it. Climate Week NYC will take place from September 23-29 this year, but September 20-27 will be the week of the Global Climate Strike both here and abroad...and the children are leading the charge.
Millions of people have taken part in climate strikes all over the world since September 20, 2018, when Greta Thunberg held a one-person protest outside the Swedish Parliament and refused to attend school until her government took meaningful action to curb fossil fuel emissions which have helped make the last four years the warmest on record.
The strikes, which have taken place on a weekly basis since then in countries including Belgium, Uganda, the U.S., Australia, and Japan, have been credited with helping to convince several countries and municipalities to declare a climate emergency and the European Commission to commit $250 billion to combating the crisis.
Starting next Friday, there will be rallies and marches uniting child activists with old timers who have been sounding the warning bells for decades. The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion, which has organized its own public actions around the world, expressed support for the climate strike and called on those who are concerned about the future of the planet to push through their "despair and eco-anxiety" and "turn such energy to action."
Here's the current schedule for the NYC march and rally on September 20th:
12:00 PM - Assemble at Foley Square
1:00 PM - March to Battery Park
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Rally at Battery Park
You can learn more and RSVP on the NYC Climate Strike event page here.