The earth is warming up at an alarming rate but thankfully there are many children who are leading the way to protest for climate change. With them many adults are joining and the first all over climate change rally is beginning. Protesters across continents waved placards and chanted slogans in what could be the biggest ever demonstration over global warming caused by humans.
“Our house is on fire”, Ms Thunberg said at a rally. “We will not just stand aside and watch.”The day began in the Pacific and Asia and culminated in a massive demonstration in New York.
It comes ahead of a UN summit next week at the organization’s headquarters in Manhattan. Activists are demanding greater efforts be made at the meeting to tackle climate problems. Sadly the countries which contribute the least to the carbon footprint face the worst of consequences. Ms Thunberg first started skipping school to protest against inaction on climate consequences. AMD now, the world has joined with her. Her actions have inspired school children and adults around the world to take up the slogan and start forcing adults to listen to climate change issues.
Pacific island nations like Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu – all threatened by rising sea levels – kicked off the strike. Posts online showed citizens chanting: “We are not sinking, we are fighting”. Action needs to be taken soon before we fall in their place too.