Published: Sat, September 28, 2019
Research | By Sheri Schwartz

Rallies across Canada supporting the fight against climate change

Rallies across Canada supporting the fight against climate change

The marches are part of an worldwide climate movement started by Greta Thunberg, a Swedish school girl who has become an global icon in the fight against climate change after she began weekly sit-ins outside the Swedish legislature previous year.

"I feel confident that we're not going to have the same world ten years from now", 9th-grade student Emma English said. "We also have a lot of educational resources at our disposal for action". My message to them is not to be afraid to strike, rather, be afraid of what the climate crisis is doing to us.

"The strikes have been very successful today", she said. "So nice to see!" But if adults are mocking children, they must be feeling the heat, Thunberg said during a Friday morning news conference in Montreal.

After marching around campus, many students headed downtown to join the city-wide "climate-strike" at city hall. Some participants echoed the anger she expressed this week at a United Nations summit in NY.

One of the many anti-Trudeau posters spotted at the rally.

More than 100,000 people also rallied in the Italian capital, Rome, where protesters held up signs with slogans such as "Change the system, not the climate" or just the word "Future".

In Berlin, activists from the Fridays for Future group braved persistent rain to denounce a package of measures that the German government recently agreed on to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions.

Tory said he would lead the charge in "naming, framing and deepening Toronto's commitment" to protecting the city's community, economy and ecosystems from climate change. Bardem was promoting a documentary he worked on with Greenpeace. Officials told local media the number was closer to 315,000.

The week "aims to inspire people around the world to demand that world leaders take action to avoid the devastating and irreversible impacts of climate change", said the website. "And I am listening".

Xiaxue also spoke of feeling "second hand embarrassment" for the impassioned Thunberg, but netizens taunted her back, saying they felt the same, but for her. Scientists this week issued new dire warnings about the consequences of rising temperatures on the world's oceans and cold regions.

"She is doing awesome things and it's great that she's able to press politicians to act on climate change, during an election", she said. She said later she told him the same thing she tells all world leaders: they are not doing almost enough and need to listen to the science. He smiled and waved through most of the event, shouting "Thank you for being here" at those who decried him, while his supporters around him chanted in French, "Moving forward for the planet".

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