Thousands in Sweden join Greta Thunberg for worldwide climate strike

Students braved the pouring rain to hear artists play and 16 year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg speak. She described climate change as the biggest crisis man has faced and that the younger generation will not accept it, hence the reason for the school strike.

The demonstration, which marched past parliament to Sergels Torg, did not go unnoticed by Prime Minister Stefan Löfven who said in a news conference that he understood people’s concerns about climate change.

Greta Thunberg and fellow demonstrators will continue to strike every Friday.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: The Arctic ‘locked-in’ for 3 to 5 °C temperature rise, UN report warns, Radio Canada International

Finland: Teen protesters in Helsinki demand climate action, Yle News

Norway: Urgent action needed to protect Arctic Ocean, WWF says, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: Russia’s quest for Arctic resources unhindered by climate crisis, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize, Radio Sweden

United States: Industry launches campaign to free oceans from plastic… how serious is it?, Alaska Public Media

Simon Linter, Radio Sweden

Simon Linter, Radio Sweden

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One thought on “Thousands in Sweden join Greta Thunberg for worldwide climate strike

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    23 March 2019 at 11 h 17 min

    What a courageous little person. Why not all of you!!


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