Tens of thousands of people have come together across more than a hundred nations to create a worldwide demonstration calling for urgent action against climate change before a UN summit takes place in New York tomorrow.
If you don't comprehend the sense of urgency attached to how extreme and out of hand the climate situation is, these pictures of the protests will lend a helping hand.
i went to the global climate strike, delhi today. absolutely speechless by the number of people who turned up there. i’m so overwhelmed 🥺 the enthusiasm, the energy, the spirit there was beyond amazing. we are unstoppable. we want climate justice. we want it now. ✊🌱🌍 https://t.co/JYJLSw2pav— 𝖘𝖒 (@fallininoctober) September 20, 2019
#ClimateStrike #ClimateEmergency @METGE_Uganda @sizeofwales @walesforafrica @Mbaletrees staff and supporters of the 10 Million Trees project in Mbale Uganda protesting today pic.twitter.com/bJwwWQpUwS— Jon Townley (@Rogerci10) September 20, 2019
Climate Action Delhi— Rajeev Suri (@rsuri54) September 20, 2019
School Strike pic.twitter.com/dMeXPSDeQi
The #ClimateStrike march in #Johannesburg is 🔥🔥🔥.— 350 Africa (@350Africa) September 20, 2019
Moments like this are good moments for reflection. This many people don’t mobilize by accident. #climatestrike #AfrikaVuka #SouthAfrica pic.twitter.com/dIuPYW8TqO
Students protesting outside of the Greek Parliament. We want/need climate justice now!#ClimateChange #ClimateStrike #ClimateStrikes #ClimateAction #FridaysForFuture #Greece #kinima_mathiton pic.twitter.com/VvL5esOaJt— Petros Apostolakis (@p_apostolakis) September 20, 2019
#GlobalClimateStrike in Delhi. India should step up for climate action by stopping subsiding fossil fuels and cutting down reliance on coal. From children to adults, including security forces in the #ClimateStrike #FridayForFuture pic.twitter.com/udrgxFkakV— John Paul Jose (@johnpauljos) September 20, 2019
Been pretty good at keeping my emotions in check around today’s #ClimateStrike, but my 8-year-old mate Archie—the first kid I’ve properly known and loved since he was born—has been in news bulletins across NSW and I’m so proud of him for doing this, and ashamed that he had to. 💚 pic.twitter.com/H0MVrSa5gJ— Benjamin Law 羅旭能 (@mrbenjaminlaw) September 20, 2019
The world leaders need to understand this issue at its full capacity.