US News Steps for the climate. Greta Thunberg wants to step up the pressure on decision-makers

16:10  25 september  2020
16:10  25 september  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Nearly 3,000 actions for the climate are expected around the world this Friday, in the wake of the movement initiated by the Swedish Greta Thunberg. The activist took part in a demonstration in front of the parliament in Stockholm on Friday.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg demonstrated Friday in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, on the occasion of an international day of action for the climate of the Fridays for Future movement where she intends to strengthen the pressure on those in power .

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Our main hope is as always to try to have an impact at the level of awareness and public opinion so that people start to be aware of the climate crisis, and that we increase this pressure on those in power so things can change, the 17-year-old, surrounded by a dozen young activists, told reporters.

Treat the climate crisis like a crisis

We have to treat the climate crisis like a crisis, it's as simple as that, she continued, with her famous sign Skolstrejk för klimatet (school strike for the climate) in hand and sanitary mask on the face.

From Iceland to Australia via Jamaica, more than 3,000 actions are expected Friday across the world - online or in the street - at the call of the movement Fridays for future of which Greta Thunberg is the instigator.

In Sweden, more than 200 events are planned but cannot bring together more than 50 people each, according to the health restrictions in force in the kingdom.

We are focusing on being few in many places and keeping our distance, the activist said.

Since returning to Sweden after a sabbatical year to defend the climate cause across the world, Greta Thunberg has resumed the habit every Friday morning of settling near the parliament, where it all started in 2018, to demonstrate .

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