One Cool Thing: When Earth is Under Attack, What Do We Do?

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Stand up, fight back. Climate activists across 70 countries took to their respective streets on Friday, inspired by Swedish Youth Activist Greta Thunberg. After a summer of devastating climate disasters across the globe, young people are more anxious than ever about climate change. “There are natural disasters all over the world,” said protester Quang Paasch, age 21. “We are frustrated and angry. We need structural change, a social plan, and actions that are based on scientific evidence.”

 

The protests were organized by Fridays for Future, and are the first mass protests for climate since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Thunberg joined the demonstrations in Berlin, while activists in the Philippines and New Zealand gathered in their nation’s capitals. With the COP26 conference just five weeks away, the activists hope they can push their governments to accomplish goals that just last Tuesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said were “seemingly light years away.”

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