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2019 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #38

Posted on 21 September 2019 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sun, Sep 15 through Sat, Sep 21, 2019

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‘Four million’ join students in climate marches, building pressure on leaders

Organisers said record numbers marched in countries around the world, sending a clear message to politicians meeting in New York

Climate Strikers in New York on 09-20-19

Hundreds of thousands of young people took to the streets in New York demanding governments do more to tackle the climate crisis (Photo: Chloé Farand)

The global strike was billed as the largest climate protest in history days before  world leaders gather in New York for a three-day climate action summit convened by UN secretary general António Guterres starting Saturday.

Hundreds of thousands of people, mostly young people, some accompanied by parents, gathered in Foley Square in front of the Thurgood Marshall courthouse in downtown Manhattan in September heat, waving colourful hand-painted placards.

“Cooler is cool”, “Remember when the earth was cool” and “The earth should not be hotter than me” read some of the signs, encapsulating a sense that climate action was now utterly mainstream.

The protest marched through the streets of New York to Battery Park, at the southern tip of Manhattan, to hear from Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. The social movement she inspired in such a short amount of time culminated in a powerful message to governments that to remain relevant to young voters, their actions need to change.

Organisers said protests around the world had mobilised more than four million people in 163 countries. That number could not be independently verified.

Amazing images flooded social media, those are shared below.

‘Four million’ join students in climate marches, building pressure on leaders by Chloé Farand & Jill Russo, Climate Home News, Sep 20, 2019

Click here to access the entire article as posted on the Climate Home News website.

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