NYC Students Strike For Climate Change Awareness Ahead Of U.N. Summit


DEMAND URGENT ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE. MORE THAN 150 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN A PROTESTS WHICH COMES AHEAD OF THE CLIMATE CONFERENCE NEXT WEEK. NATALIE DUDDRIDGE IS LIVE IN FOLEY SQUARE WHERE THE MARCH HAS JUST BEGUN. REPORTER: IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT YOUR TEACHER TELLS YOU IT IS OKAY TO SKIP CLASS BUT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS EXCUSING STUDENTS TO ATTEND THE CLIMATE CHANGE RALLY. THERE ARE HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS, OUT HERE IN FOLEY SQUARE. THEY ARE DEMANDING CHANGE. THEY ARE SIGNS THAT SAY” YOU WILL DIE OF OLD AGE, I WILL DIE OF CLIMATE CHANGE.” THIS IS ONE OF DOZENS OF RALLIES LEADING UP TO THE GLOBE IT CLIMATE CHANGE SEVEN. THIS MORNING STUDENTS GATHERED WITH THE COMMON GOAL OF GETTING WORLD LEADERS TO DO MORE TO STOP GLOBAL WARMING. ONE OF THE ADVOCATES WE WILL HEAR FROM IS GRATITUDE HAMBURG A ACTIVIST FROM SWEDEN, SHE IS ONE OF 21 PEOPLE WHO FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE U.S. GOVERNMENT, SHE CAUGHT THE WORLD’S ATTENTION BY SAILING ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN A ZERO EMISSIONS BOAT. SHE SAYS IT IS TIME WORLD LEADERS LISTEN. POLITICIANS AND ADULTS ARE NOT HELPING OUT. THEY ARE NOT BETWEEN WHAT SHOULD BE DONE. IT IS TIME FOR KIDS TO STEP IN. WE ARE REALLY SENDING A MESSAGE. THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE OF OUR TIME. IT IS THE NUMBER ONE TALKED ABOUT ISSUE RIGHT NOW. WE ARE SEEING THE EFFECTS NOW. WE HAVE A DEADLINE TO TAKE ACTION. REPORTER: RALLYS ARE ALSO TAKING PLACE AROUND THE WORLD, STARTING IN ALL STORY OF THIS MORNING, WHERE THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF THEIR CLASSROOMS. IN THE U.S. 800 EVENTS ARE PLANNED ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IN AN HOUR THE PLAN IS FOR ALL OF THESE PEOPLE TO MARCH TO BATTERY PARK, WHERE ALL

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