Swedish activist Greta Thunberg inspires climate protest around the globe
Climate activist Greta Thunberg started a “school strike for climate” outside the Parliament of Sweden in August 2018, demanding real transformation and real commitment from politicians in order to save the earth from the devastating effects of climate change.
The “Friday for Future” has developed into a world-wide grassroots movement to call for action and confront political leaders to act and address climate change. The protests have spread to over 100 countries with more than 1,000 actions taking place. "We are only seeing the beginning," tweeted Thunberg, who has since turned 16.
The biggest action took place on 15th March 2019 when all around the world large-scale protests were organised supported mostly by young people. In Sweden alone, climate protests took place in around 114 towns and cities across the country.
Latest update according to @NaturogUngdom : 20 000 in Oslo and 40 000 in all of Norway!— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) March 22, 2019
And many, many tens of thousands around the world on #SchoolStrike4Climate today!#fridaysforfuture #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/RnKkKxAWRR