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Youth rallies behind Climate Action

Millions of youth across the globe have taken to the streets today [Friday, 20 Sep] demanding politicians and government to take Climate Action seriously.

The protests are influenced and encouraged by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish environmental activist, who has been drawing attention from media globally.

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This week, the teen testified in front of the US Congress pleading that they listen to the scientists and do their homework.

She submitted the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special report on global warming, which reported a temperature increase of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, as her testimony.

“I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me, I want you to listen to the scientists,” she said.

“And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take real action.”

Thunberg is expected to address delegates at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September.

Feature video: The Guardian

Ashley Theron
Ashley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa.