Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change

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Published on May 24, 2019 - Duration: 01:14s

Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change

Protesters amassed across the world Friday to march on their parliaments and demand government action on climate change.

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Students and young activists from across the world, including Spain, France, New Zealand and Australia, took part in a global protest on Friday (May 24) demanding that politicians and business leaders move swiftly to curb greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change.

Coordinators expect more than a million young people to join protests in at least 110 countries, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg's demand for urgent action to slow global warming.

Global warming due to heat-trapping greenhouse gases from burning fossil fuels has brought more droughts and heatwaves, melting of glaciers, rising sea levels and devastating floods, scientists say.

Australia just had its hottest summer on record.

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