Leamington's eco-activists to take to streets for global climate strike - The Leamington Observer

Leamington's eco-activists to take to streets for global climate strike

Leamington Editorial 19th Sep, 2019 Updated: 19th Sep, 2019   0

YOUNG and old are expected at tomorrow’s climate strike in Leamington.

Eco-activists are taking to the town’s streets to add their voices to the global Youth Strike 4 Climate movement inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg.

The town’s fifth strike will include both young people and adults from a number of organisations as part of a global effort – expected to be the biggest yet – to accelerate action against climate change.

Protests across the world will typically take place during work and school hours to demonstrate the urgency for action ahead of a UN emergency climate action summit in New York.

Although the UK central government recently declared a climate emergency, protesters are demanding it raises its 2050 target for net-zero carbon emissions, to lower the voting age, and for changes to the school curriculum to include climate change lessons.

The protest also follows recent global attention to fires tearing through the Amazon rainforest which scientists say could impact rainfall and consequently agriculture on the continent.

The march in Leamington will begin outside the town hall at 11am tomorrow (Friday September 19).


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