And wow, these scenes from around the world are just amazing.
We recently wrote Get ready for a serious wave of climate activism as students take to the streets. Today, March 15, it is happening, and politicians eating hamburgers in Washington or hanging out with the yellow vests in Canada should have a close look, because it's big and it's coming your way. It's as real as climate change. Turn down your sound; this is loud. We will be adding to this all day.
UPDATE 2:I have been criticized for ignoring Australia. I would never ignore Australia.
Look around, world. Pay attention to the youth. Tens of thousands of students are striking in Australia, and that's just the start. Here's a thread of photos from the youth #ClimateStrike in different locations around the world.— Alyssa Klein (@dj_diabeatic) March 15, 2019
READY, SET, GO!
📷: @skateanderson // #Melbourne pic.twitter.com/YWKCU36woK
UPDATE 2:10 PM EDT: climate strike wave hits North America.
"Police tried to close the entrance to The Mall leading to Buckingham Palace but they just keep on coming... #ExtinctionRebellion #climatestrike #schoolstrike4climate", @LdnRebellion.#YouthStrike4Climate #FridaysForFuture @Strike4Youth @UKSCN1 @ukyccpic.twitter.com/kmfmj5YSdR— Extinction Rebellion ⌛️ (@ExtinctionR) March 15, 2019
Our house is on fire.🔥🌍🔥 #Brussels #ClimateStrike today is bigger than ever before, loud & colorful. 🎨👪🎵🎶☔🌈 Politicians, do you hear us at last? When will you start to listen to #science & #students & #ActOnClimate? #FridaysForFuture #SchoolsStrike4Climate @GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/6BG677gFPI— Maria Green (@MariaHennaG) March 15, 2019
Over 35,000 people have marched for the climate today in Brussels.— Transport & Environment (@transenv) March 15, 2019
Some media reported it as a youth movement. If you were there you know this was an intergenerational action.
Because the climate crisis is everyone's business.#FridaysForFuture #Climatestrike #Climatechange pic.twitter.com/cfPJAL0s3W
Can't see the beginning can't see the end, 1000s of young people in Venice, Italy, a city that might be underwater soon! Politicians, instead of just saying how nice it is to se so many young people protest do something real! Enact laws! Enact change!#FridaysForFuture pic.twitter.com/lvwZOiks33— Alessandro (@Alederossi99) March 15, 2019
25.000 students flooded the streets of #Berlin today to demand #climatejustice! You‘re unstoppable, @FFF_Berlin! ✊💚 #FridaysForFuture #SchoolsStrike4Climate @FridayForFuture @Luisamneubauer @linus_steinmetz @GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/UtFhWk3fqa— Lisa Göldner (@lisagoeldner) March 15, 2019
Torino (I think)
Today in Wellington, our #climatestrike warriors are taking a stand in front of Parliament House with a message - we are not drowning, we are fighting!#FridaysForFuture #FossilFree #Strike4Climate pic.twitter.com/a4avS0CDiJ— 350 Pacific (@350Pacific) March 14, 2019