The strike comes five weeks ahead of the UN Climate Change conference (COP26), where world leaders will seek to push through more ambitious climate actions to slash the greenhouse gas emissions that are warming the planet.
“The concentration of CO2 in the sky hasn’t been this high for at least 3 million years,”Greta Thunberg
“The concentration of CO2 in the sky hasn’t been this high for at least 3 million years,” Swedish campaigner Greta Thunberg has testified in front of thousands of demonstrators in the German capital.
The protests started in Asia and were planned at over 1.500 locations, according to the Fridays for Future youth movement.
A landmark UN climate science report warned in August that human activity had been involved in climate disruption for decades, but that swift, large-scale emissions-cutting efforts could avert some of the most damaging effects.
So far, governments have not planned to cut emissions nearly quickly enough to achieve this.
The United Nations last week declared that global emissions by 2030 will be 16% higher than they were in 2010 – a far cry from the 45% cut needed to limit warming to 1.5 ° C by 2030.
“We are here because we are saying a loud “no”Dominika Lasota
“We are here because we are saying a loud “no” No “to what’s happen in Poland,” said Dominka Lasota, 19, a youth leader at a demonstration in Warsaw.