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Thunberg on the climate march she inspired around the world

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Thunberg on the climate march she inspired around the world

Thunberg on the climate march she inspired around the world

Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Friday in New York City spoke out about the global youth climate march she helped galvanize and said, "why should we study for a future that is being taken away from us?" Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Millions of young people flooded the streets of cities around the world on Friday to demand political leaders take urgent steps to stop climate change, uniting in a worldwide protest inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

Alarmed by images of the Greenland ice sheets melting and the Amazon rain forests burning, students and workers abandoned schools, shops and offices in nearly every corner of the globe, aiming to stop what they see as a looming environmental catastrophe.

The protests started in the Pacific islands, where rising sea levels threaten a way of life, and followed the rising sun across Australia, Japan, Southeast Asia and on to Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

The coordinated student "strike" culminated in New York's Wall Street, where some investors have embraced the fossil fuel industry.

Massive crowds overwhelmed the streets of lower Manhattan, letting out roars of "Save our planet!" while anticipating an address by Thunberg, who soared to prominence after sailing across the Atlantic in an emissions-free yacht ahead of next week's climate summit at the United Nations.




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