20-27 September 2019, we saw a record 7.6 million people take to the streets and strike for climate action. The biggest climate mobilisation in history. From Jakarta to New York, Karachi to Amman, Berlin to Kampala, Istanbul to Québec, Guadalajara to Asunción, in big cities and small villages, millions of people joined hands and raised their voices in defense of the climate. The Global Climate Strike shows that we have the people power we need to create a just world and end the era of fossil fuels.
It’ll take everyone to secure a better future and avert the worst of the climate crisis. What happens next is up to us. No matter where you live, there’s a way to take action.
20 year old climate justice activist and Juliana v United States plaintiff Vic Barrett reflects on how their identities inform their activism, and why it’s up to all of us to fight back against the climate crisis.
The IPCC oceans and ice report spells out just how disastrous the impacts of climate disruption will be on our oceans unless fossil fuels stay in the ground. As the science becomes even more urgent, the climate movement must follow.
In Europe, the Global Climate Strike brought over 4 million people, in 38 countries, to the streets. We followed the youth strikers’ call to action, angry, defiant, but also hopeful. It was beautiful. And it’s a new beginning.