From 1 to 4 Million: Twitter Lauds Greta Thunberg’s Climate Strike
Here’s how Twitter reacted to #ClimateAction.
Over 4 million people across 163 countries participated in the strike against climate change on 20 September. Their demand was simple: to pressure governments and companies to stop burning fossil fuels and take real action to overcome the climate crisis.
The strike was called forth across in 5,800 different locations, and inspired millions to take action in saving their environment – all led by 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg. Social media is abuzz with praise for this teenager managed to unite millions behind a cause.
But she didn’t always have all this support. Just last year, she was the only person who observed the Climate Strike outside the Swedish Parliament. A photo of her from then, juxtaposed against the crowd of people she addressed on 20 September, has gone viral.
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While Greta inspired millions of people across the world, mostly young school- and college-goers to come out on streets in large numbers to demand climate action, kids in Canada have taken a slightly colder route to bring attention to their demands: No Future, No Children.
Yes, hundreds of teenagers and young adults are signing pledges not to have kids until the climate crisis is addressed seriously across the world. The movement, started by Emma Lim, has already gone viral on social media.
The Climate Action movement runs from 20 to 27 September. How do you plan to take action in saving our environment? Let us know in the comments.
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