Are you watching? There is a European youth uprise unfolding. Its impact is still modest and ‘under the radar’ among Australian youth, but it is making headlines and front cover stories in Europe.
— lillysplasticpickup (@lillyspickup) October 5, 2018
“I will go on with the school strike. Every Friday as from now, I will sit outside the Swedish parliament until Sweden is in line with the Paris Agreement.
I urge all of you to do the same – sit outside your parliament or local government wherever you are – until your country is on a safe pathway to a below 1.5 degree warming target.
Time is much shorter than we think.
Failure means disaster.
The change required are enormous and we must all contribute in every part of our daily life. Especially us in the rich countries, where no nation is doing nearly enough.
The grown ups have failed us!
And since most of them, including the press and the politicians, keep ignoring the situation, we must take action into our own hands.
Everyone is welcome.
Everyone one is needed.
Please join in!”
~ Greta Thurberg
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Report for Friday 5 October 2018
#ClimateStrike Week 7 – Day 19
176 people in 17 locations in five countries:
(in brackets = previous weeks)
Spain: .. (1,)
United Kingdom, Manchester: … (1,)
Finland, Helsinki: 20 (35, 100) people
Utrecht, Zeist: 0 (5,3,2) all went to The Hague
The Hague: 20 (15, 20, ,,100,,)
Rotterdam: 1 (1,1)
Berlin: 10 (2)
Leipzig: … (2)
Italy, Rome: .. (2)
Australia, Brisbane: 1
(10KN + 1 (Location 2), 1+ 10 The greencollective revolution (Location 2))
Falun: … (2,1)
Malmö/Lund: 30 (0, ,,)
Göreborg, Adolf Fredrick Torg: 11 (9,,,)
Uppsala: 7 (3) Location 2
Vimmerby: 5 (3, 1)
Örebro: 26 (8,,,,)
Luleå: 10 +1 dog (2)
Umeå: 3 (4)
Nacka: … (20)
Gotland, Visby: … (2,3)
Västervik: … (5)
Other: 1 train (1 zip + 1 train + 1)
Stockholm, Mynttorget: 50 (50+1 school class Södra folkhög skola)
Norway … (0,0,0,1000)
» Source: www.facebook.com/janine.okeeffe
Tweets from the latest 24 hours:
The #climatestrike outside the Dutch parliament is in full swing! Be sure to check @jeugdjournaal tonight at 7 o'clock, they did an interview with @GretaThunberg, @lillyspickup and us! Tonight we'll go to Brussels to protest there tomorrow! ✊#klimatstrejk #klimaatstaking pic.twitter.com/sURhzbxhhw
— PINK! (@pinkpolitiek) October 5, 2018
“The climate strike outside the Dutch parliament is in full swing! Be sure to check NOS Jeugdjournaal [Dutch youth news program on national tv] tonight at 7 o’clock, they did an interview with Greta Thunberg, Lilly [a 10-year-old environmental champion, youth ambassador for the Dutch Plastic Pollution Coalition and child ambassador for HOW Global and World Cleanup Day 2018] and us! Tonight we’ll go to Brussels to protest there tomorrow!”
— Bo Thorén (@bothoren) October 5, 2018
— Bo Thorén (@bothoren) October 5, 2018
— Sirja Blixt (@SirjaBlixt) October 5, 2018
#Fridaysforfuture at Bundestag in Berlin from 10 to 12. We all have to do something to prevent #climatechange international #climatestrike urge your members of parluament to fulfill @ParisAgreement now. time is running short. iconical #HambacherForst pic.twitter.com/DS0Jay9I9J
— Barbara Fischer (@fischerdata) October 5, 2018
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 5, 2018
An aspect I love about @GretaThunberg’s #climatestrike is her example how to #slowdown, and take time out to care for the world. We do not need to be racing everywhere, buying everything, supporting #affluenza. We have simple needs, if we can just heal our climate. @RDNS_TAI https://t.co/47Jtn7O8fn
— Dr Heidi Edmonds (@heidikat) October 5, 2018
I am in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. I am hoping to make it to the Brisbane #climatestrike soon but in the mean time I am trying to do something each Friday in honour of Greta’s #FridaysForFuture. I would love to see people all over the world just do what they can too.
— Dr Heidi Edmonds (@heidikat) September 28, 2018
So happy for all the suport #fridaysforfuture is getting. We all need to be #climate activists as @GretaThunberg to prevent #ClimateChange. It is not about a prolonged icecream season, but our world as we know it is at risk. Only rats will benefit. #climatestrike #HambacherForst pic.twitter.com/sA7i6LxLKM
— Barbara Fischer (@fischerdata) October 6, 2018
— Kristin Casper (@kristincasper) October 3, 2018
We may be biased, but to us this looks exactly like the beginning of something that could grow to become that youth uprise for the climate which the global (adult) climate movement has been waiting for during the last two decades.
It is peaceful and innocent, carried forward by Greta’s super-simplistic approach – “If you adults don’t care about my future, then I won’t either” – but there’s no doubt the concept is very powerful and potentially disruptive at a whole-of-society level if the numbers keep growing in the coming month.
Meanwhile, down under…
Australian school strike in Brisbane
How and when will Australian school students get involved? – …if at all?
Well, on Friday 21 September 2018, the first little group sat in front of Parliament House in Brisbane, accompanied by adults, who then reported on Instagram:
This Friday, 5 October 2018, saw youth groups climate-striking in 12 Swedish cities: Göteborg, Malmö/Lund, Västervik, Örebro, Umeå, Luleå, Uppsala, Gotland, Falun, Vimmerby, Nacka and Stockholm.
There is No Planet B – blog
Swedish Hanna Strandahl, 18 years old, who is also school striking, reports about the strike developments in her blog There is No Planet B (in Swedish language)
» Instagram: @Hanna.Strandahl
Report for 21 September 2018
#ClimateStrike Week 5 – Day 17
316 people in 17 locations:
• Brisbane, Australia: >9 people
• Helsinki, Finland: >100 people
• Zeist, the Netherlands: 1 person
• The Hague, the Netherlands: >100, several newspaper articles and TV news
• Utrecht, the Netherlands: …
• Berlin, Germany: >10 people
• Italy: …
• Stockholm, Sweden: >50 people
• Falun, Sweden: >2 people (Mockfjärd, Dalarna)
• Malmö, Sweden: …
• Göteborg, Sweden: …
• Vimmerby, Sweden: 1 person (a faithful follower from Stockholm)
• Örebro, Sweden: >20 people, 2 dogs
• Luleå, Sweden: 6 people
• Umeå, Sweden: 2 people
• Nacka, Sweden: >14 people
We’ll keep you posted.
How one Swedish 15-year-old started all of this
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 16, 2018