Climate threat: Earth Hour campaigners say do not overlook it

Hundreds took to the streets on Saturday in the Italian capital to urged politicians to act.

Experts preparing for the next UN summit in Glasgow concede that mass trips by delegates may require shifting thinking.

Campaigners vented their frustration to politicians and big business during the march, saying that they did not see enough movement despite world conferences like the COP.

Fresh energy and financing commitments from the U.S. and China have fired up the hopes of negotiators, but many G20 nations – including major polluters such as China and India – have not announced updates to short-term climate plans.

The British chairman of COP26 stated that the presence of youth delegates and activists had enabled the methodology.

Thousands of youth activists, including Greta Thunberg, called on governments to follow through on their words and raise money to wean the world off fossil fuels.

“pretending that they’ve options to the local weather disaster”Greta Thunberg

Addressing protesters, Thunberg told the crowd that politicians are just “pretending that they’ve options to the local weather disaster” and that it is only “when folks collect to make change” that long-term hope comes.

Alok Sharma

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Alok Sharma is a British politician serving as President for COP26 and Minister of State at the Cabinet Office since 2021. (wikipedia)

Greta Thunberg

Greta Tintin Eleonora Ernman Thunberg ; born 3 January 2003) is a Swedish environmental activist who is known for challenging world leaders to take immediate action for climate change mitigation. (wikipedia)

John Kerry

John Forbes Kerry is an American politician and diplomat, currently serving as the first United States special presidential envoy for climate. (wikipedia)

Vanessa Nakate

Vanessa Nakate is a Ugandan climate justice activist. She grew up in Kampala and started her activism in December 2018 after becoming concerned about the unusually high temperatures in her country. (wikipedia)