Students Around The World Strike For Climate Action

Young people rally to press politicians to act on climate change

Students across India skipped school and took part in the protests on 15th March, 2019

In India, multiple cities participated in the movement...

...from metropolitans like Bengaluru, Mumbai and Gurugram... smaller cities like Bhavnagar in Gujarat and Udaipur in Rajasthan

By participating, I have contributed to spreading awareness about climate change

Students will make a really big impact if they try to approach the Government

The map showing the cities in India participating in the School Strike for Climate

What is the movement about?

The Schools Strike for Climate is a global movement of students demanding more action from authorities on climate change

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The movement began last year as a solo protest by a Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg

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She has been protesting outside the Swedish parliament every Friday since September 2018

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The movement has grown since then

The students think that it is pointless to go to school and study for a future that may not even be there

The 2015 Paris Agreement’s aim was to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise below 2 degrees celsius

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But the fear is that even 2 degree celsius can cause starvation, drought and fires

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Protestors want their Governments to aggressively cut greenhouse gas emissions

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Some youngsters are even demanding a lower voting age, so they can have a say in political process

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They want a safe future, powered by the wind and the sun, not dirty and dangerous coal and gas

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