Let's Look At Some Nice Pictures Of The Global Climate Strike!
All across the world today, millions and millions of students and workers are walking out of school and work to demand action on climate change from world leaders, because they'd all really like to be able to live to adulthood. The protests, led by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, are meant to build upon the FridaysForFuture protests that students have been participating in throughout the last year. Which is pretty awesome! Thank you, kids!
The climate crisis is an emergency – we want everyone to start acting like it. We demand climate justice for everyone. Our hotter planet is already hurting millions of people. If we don't act now to transition fairly and swiftly away from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy for all, the injustice of the climate crisis will only get worse. We need to act right now to stop burning fossil fuels and ensure a rapid energy revolution with equity, reparations and climate justice at its heart.
That seems like it just might be a good idea. After all, we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy.
Naturally, the sneering shitheads over at Fox and Friends could barely contain their giggles over the very idea that we might do some stuff to save the planet. They were even more outraged that school children in some areas were getting an excused absence to go to these protests. To be fair, it is very rude and selfish of these students to put their own lives and welfare ahead of that of large corporations that enjoy making money.
The gang was also quite horrified by the fact that many Democratic candidates also think climate change is real and that something ought to be done about it. Co-host's Brian Kilmeade's delicate WASP sensibilities were particularly shaken by Bernie Sanders "yelling" (ie: talking slightly louder than normal, I guess?) about fossil fuels being bad.
Fox & Friends mocks the Global Climate Strike and complains that NYC children can get an excused absence from schoo… https://t.co/8wHnL55F3o— Bobby Lewis (@Bobby Lewis)1568983842.0
But screw them. Let's take a look at some of the amazing protests going on around the world, shall we?
Cried watching 100 teens get off the subway to go to the #ClimateStrike. https://t.co/NN0DQaB59t— melanie kwong pochat (@melanie kwong pochat)1568994622.0
Uganda has come out for the #ClimateStrike. Amazing https://t.co/0s48j5s0PG— Zayn Rahman (@Zayn Rahman)1568978059.0
The #ClimateStrike in Pakistan. https://t.co/yZ9VoZnWsP— Waleed Shahid (@Waleed Shahid)1568992027.0
Kyiv’s (Ukraine) BIGGEST climate march 🇺🇦 The #History just keeps on being made with #ClimateStrike https://t.co/TSN7iRNbT8— 350 dot org (@350 dot org)1568975328.0
Youth activists in Germany stood on ice blocks under gallows to symbolize how time is running out for action on cli… https://t.co/ECCLOVnKc1— AJ+ (@AJ+)1568986222.0
We are unstoppable. We hit the streets of New Delhi in India. #GlobalClimateStrike #FridaysForFurture… https://t.co/UED3y5Evx5— John Paul Jose (@John Paul Jose)1568984027.0
Climate strike crowd at Philadelphia City Hall is *young*. Not just teens, either. Junior high, even elementary. https://t.co/wICA7V2DTm— Amanda Marcotte (@Amanda Marcotte)1568993152.0
“I speak for the trees. They said f**k you.” #climatestrike #GlobalClimateStrike #dcclimatestrike https://t.co/90uefWI3Vv— Emily Holden (@Emily Holden)1568990150.0
A view through the crowds... #ClimateStrike protestors gathered at Merrion Square, Dublin #FridaysForFuture https://t.co/vKIfJGra4B— Philip Bromwell (@Philip Bromwell)1568985965.0
A million in Berlin alone. This is what they @nyt calls “thousands” worldwide. #ClimateStrike https://t.co/P1HoJ939Ya— ʜᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴀ. ʀᴏᴅᴍᴀɴ (@ʜᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴀ. ʀᴏᴅᴍᴀɴ)1568992188.0
sweet suffering duck would you LOOK at the number of people in Freiburg?! 😍 #GlobalClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture… https://t.co/KDXvdIgDK7— Greenpeace EU (@Greenpeace EU)1568974365.0
If you attended a protest and have some good pics or videos to share, drop 'em in the comments!
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