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‘There Is No Planet B’: 16 Inspiring Photos of the Global Youth Climate Strike

‘There Is No Planet B’: 16 Inspiring Photos of the Global Youth Climate Strike

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Inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, millions of people around the world walked out on Friday to participate in the global climate strike ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit next week.

In a special address on Wednesday evening, Thunberg called out the American Congress on climate change, stating “this is the time to wake up.”

“This is the moment in history we need to be wide awake. Dreams cannot stand in the way of telling it like it is, especially not now.”

She also submitted the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s special climate report, which showed the alarming impacts on the climate if the world warms by just 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Last August, Thunberg stood alone outside the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm as a way to push her country to fight climate change. Later, she formed the organization ‘FridaysForFuture’, inspiring others around the world to join her.

Protests in Sweden. Stina Stjernkvist/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

 

Young people attend a Climate Strike rally, as Afghan security forces guard them in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 20, 2019. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

 

Protesters cheer and march in Abuja, Nigeria on September 20, 2019. Kola Sulaimon/AFP/Getty Images

 

Schoolgirls call for action on climate change in Jakarta, Indonesia on September 20, 2019. Ed Wray/Getty Images

 

Protesters hold signs and chant slogans during the Hong Kong Climate Strike rally in Hong Kong, China on September 20, 2019. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

 

Global Climate strike in Cape Town, South Africa, on September 20, 2019. Brenton Geach/Gallo Images via Getty Images

 

Protestors in Karachi, Pakistan. Credit:Asif Hassan/Agence France-Presse

 

Marching in Wakiso, Uganda. Credit: Sumy Sadurni for The New York Times

 

Protestors in Sydney, Australia.Credit: Steven Saphore/EPA, via Shutterstock

 

A rally in New Delhi. Credit: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

 

The police in Berlin estimated the crowed at about 100,000.Credit: John Macdougall/Agence France-Presse

 

A group protesting in Lahore, Pakistan.Credit: Arif Ali/Agence France-Presse

 

Jamie Margolin, a protest organizer, had her face decorated in New York. Credit: Brittainy Newman/The New York Times

 

A group gathered at the Jungfernstieg, a main boulevard in Hamburg, Germany.Credit Axel Heimken/DPA, via Agence France-Presse

 

Credit: Sydelle Willow Smith for The New York Times

 

Students from the Bronx High School of Science gathered under a banner depicting Earth as they took part in Friday’s climate protest in Manhattan. Credit (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

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