Demonstrators marched on 500 cities around the world on March 25 in the Global Climate Strike, organized by Fridays For the Future— a movement founded by Greta Thunberg.
In 2018, the IPCC released a historic report, warning that the world had roughly twelve years left to prevent the worst effects of global warming. We’re down to eight years now.
World leaders have largely spent the last four years wasting time and carbon emissions are back on the rise after a sharp drop early in the pandemic. What has emerged since that fateful IPCC report, is an unprecedented youth movement, demanding change.
This year’s theme was People Over Profit. “In 10 years these kids will be able to run for office,” Sofia Palau, a Bay Area organizer told ABC 7. “If we can’t make change here on the streets we will make change in congress in the future.”