Global Strike for Climate

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Global Strike for Climate


School children are required to attend school. But with the worsening Climate Destruction this goal of going to school begins to be pointless.
– Why study for a future, which may not be there?
– Why spend a lot of effort to become educated, when our governments are not listening to the educated?

The objectives of the Global Strike for Climate differ in each country, but as Greta Thunberg has said to the United Nations General Assembly, ‘We want you to panic.’

Hopes and Challenges

To maintain momentum and increase pressure on national governments, persuading them to listen to scientists and other educated people

Activity Description

#FridaysForFuture is a movement that began in August 2018, after 15 years old Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every schoolday for three weeks, to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis. She posted what she was doing on Instagram and Twitter and it soon went viral.

On the 8th of September, Greta decided to continue striking every Friday until the Swedish policies provided a safe pathway well under 2-degree C, i.e. in line with the Paris agreement.

Greta requests that people strike infront of their closest town hall, every friday. With a sign, take a picture and post it with the hashtags #Fridaysforfuture #Climatestrike.

Many people do not think they can strike, i.e. they are worried about their school grades. The Belgium schools all used clocks which then ‘struck’ and then took a picture and this was there method to strike on November 30. Other groups have other ways to find a way to strike, even churches have their bells strike! Some empathy strike. All support is welcome.

There are ‘weekly global strikes’ (several countries are striking weekly every Friday); ‘Big strikes’ (when one or two countries create ‘fireworks’); and ‘Deep stikes’ when many countries sychronise together.