Thousands of Swedes take part in climate strike

The school strike for climate urged people to vote in EU elections. (Simon Linter/Radio Sweden)
The school strike for climate movement, now in its 40th week, took centre stage again in downtown Stockholm on Friday.

The international movement, started by Swedish student Greta Thunberg, see students not attending Friday classes and instead take part in demonstrations to demand action to fight climate change.

The crowds in Stockholm’s public park of Kungsträdgården cheered as musical artists performed and activists gave speeches.

With the EU election around the corner, Radio Sweden asked protesters about how they would vote in the EU election and an expert in sustainability science about what needs to happen to start reversing climate change.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Sea levels could rise by up to 2 metres by 2100, new study finds, CBC News

Finland: New climate studies program coming to schools in Finland, Yle News

Norway: Temperatures on Svalbard have been above normal for 100 straight months, The Independent Barents Observer

Russia: North Pole camp season cancelled before it even started, The Independent Barents Observer

Sweden: Sweden’s emissions are rising instead of falling, Radio Sweden

United States: 2018 was the 4th-warmest year on record, NOAA and NASA reveal, CBC News

Simon Linter, Radio Sweden

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