Hundreds of Thousands Around the World Protest for Climate Strikes

Climate change continues to be a problem. But is it something that we are going to continue to ignore? These activists are making demands that governments of the Global North take substantial action instead of profit from it.

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Climate protests are increasing. The climate crisis is getting worse, and only radical action will be enough to avert catastrophe and secure a just, sustainable future for all. “Uproot the System” is the most recent and largest protest so far. More than 1400 strikes across 70 countries took place. Climate activists in developing countries were restricted in size as a public health precaution. One demand, out of six total, of the protesters is that global vaccine distribution becomes equalized. The others include:

  1. A need to drastically cut emissions from fossil fuels. This requires ending its extraction, burning, and use. They want concrete plans and detailed annual carbon budgets;
  2. Requiring the Global North to cancel debts, especially for damage caused by extreme weather events, and providing funds to help communities recover from exploitation;
  3. Ensuring equitable vaccine distribution worldwide for COVID-19 recovery;
  4. Recognizing the climate crisis as a risk to human safety and securing the rights of climate refugees;
  5. Recognizing the impact of biodiversity on indigenous communities’ lives and culture, and committing to make ecocide a punishable crime;
  6. Stopping violence against indigenous peoples, small farmers, small fisherfolk, and other environmental and land defenders.

Wealthy nations, as the largest contributors to the climate emergency, were requested to stop neglecting their responsibilities and confront the crisis.

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