The 2019 Global Climate Strike, taking place on September 23, saw millions of people taking to the streets in countries around the world, with the community’s youth leading the protest. Some cities saw only dozens of people turn out, but others saw over 100,000. While school strikes and climate strikes have been growing in number, frequency, and popularity among youth organizers and activists, this strike was different with many adults also walking out of their jobs in support. The marches and strikes are a demand for action by the adults in power, especially concerning legislation like the Green New Deal.
Sengupta, Somini. “Young People Take to Streets in Global Climate Protest.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 20 Sept. 2019, www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/climate/global-climate-strike.html.
image: Hagnus, Magdorn. “Impressions from the Global Climate Strike in Edinburgh on 20 September 2019.” Wikipedia, Flickr, September 20, 2019,