Inspired by Greta Thunberg, global climate activists take to the streets again

The Extinction Chronicles

“We want leading politicians to publicly declare that Germany is in a climate emergency,”

Henning Jeschke, 21, said.

Sept. 24, 2021, 5:23 AM PDT/UpdatedSept. 24, 2021, 6:01 AM PDTByAndy EckardtandRhea Mogul

BERLIN —Climate activistsallied with Swedish teen campaignerGreta Thunbergwere on Friday demonstrating in some 70 countries to demand global action ahead of a key summit in the United Kingdom.

“We can still turn this around,” Thunberg, 18, told thousands of protesters in front of Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, in Berlin.

Thunberg and prominent German climate activist Luisa Neubauer also accused politicians of falling short, saying the programs of the country’s political parties were not far-reaching enough to limit global warming.

“There are natural disasters all over the world,” said fellow protester Quang Paasch, 21. “We are frustrated and angry. We need structural change, a social plan and actions that are based on scientific evidence.”


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