Youth climate strikes: The young people who are taking climate change into their own hands
Since August last year when 16-year old student, Greta Thunberg skipped school to sit down in front of the Swedish parliament to protest her country’s inaction on climate change, students worldwide have been conducting weekly strikes in a call for climate action.
Greta’s simple yet profound action has sparked a global movement among young people, and has also triggered weekly strikes by the world’s students as part of the movement – #FridaysForFuture.
Many are outraged and frustrated at the lack of foresight evinced by governments and policy makers, and argue that adults in power today “cannot just wait for [them] to grow up and become the ones in charge.”
The movement is gaining traction and international demonstrations propelled though social media have become commonplace.
The next big strike is this Friday 15th March.