How effective will Global Climate Strikes be today?
Today, (20 Sept 2019) millions of people from 150 countries around the world are calling on their governments to reverse the effects of pollution on global climate and environment issues.
This year’s youth climate movement has influenced a sense of urgency on Climate Change issues.
On Facebook, there are numerous organisers promoting the strike in Newcastle upon Tyne including:
From 20th – 27th September 2019 people from over 150 countries are stepping up to support young climate strikers and demanding an end to the age of fossil fuels.
The aim is that more than a million people will protest in the UK today.
The UK Student Climate Network has a list of four demands:
DEMAND 1-SAVE THE FUTURE
The Government declare a climate emergency and implement a Green New Deal to achieve Climate Justice.
DEMAND 2-TEACH THE FUTURE
The national curriculum is reformed to address the ecological crisis as an educational priority.
DEMAND 3-TELL THE FUTURE
The Government communicate the severity of the ecological crisis and the necessity to act now to the general public.
DEMAND 4-EMPOWER THE FUTURE
The Government recognise that young people have the biggest stake in our future, by incorporating youth views into policy making and bringing the voting age down to 16.
Even in the country’s Capital, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is standing in solidarity with protesters observing the strike.
I stand in solidarity with everyone taking part in the Global Climate Strike. The Government must see this strike for what it is – a demand for immediate, ambitious action. #ClimateStrike pic.twitter.com/pUDCIcpwCe
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) 20 September 2019