‘Listen and help us’: Kids worldwide are on strike for the climate
In over 200 nations, children are calling for adults to take action and stop ruining the planet’s future.
New York CityListen up, grown-ups around the world: You’ve failed us.
That is the message millions of young people from Sydney to Warsaw to London and beyond carried to the streets on Friday, as they skipped school to stage strikes demanding urgent action on climate change.
The global strike is the third this year and involved more than 3,000 protests, according to Fridays for Future, the group that organized them. The strike in New York, where 1.1 million students were excused from school, comes ahead of a pair of climate meetings at the United Nations–the first-ever Youth Summit on Saturday and a one-day Climate Action Summit of the General Assembly on Monday.
The New York protest was led by Greta Thunberg, the