People take part in a demonstration against climate change organised by "Youth For Climate" on March 15, 2019, in Brussels.
"The oceans are rising, and so are we", shouted Banuri, co-founder of Utah Youth Environmental Solutions. About 60 people turned out for the event in Montgomery under dreary, grey skies on the rain-soaked steps of the Alabama State Capitol.
Organisers of the Youth Strike 4 Climate say events will take place in more than 100 towns and cities around the United Kingdom in the second walkout for climate action in the UK.
She spoke at a Stockholm demonstration today, amid protests being held in 100 other Swedish towns.
"We know we are in a climate crisis." said organizer Rebecca Hamilton, 16, a student at Lord Byng Secondary in Vancouver. Rachel Entin-Bell, an 8th grader at M.S. 839 in Kensington, Brooklyn, said that her frustration with older generations' inaction on climate change inspired her to join the movement.
"Most of us are 16 to 17, and we are going to turn 18 soon".
Danny, 14, said: "What's the point in learning if it's not going to do anything because your future is going to be ruined by climate change?"
The US, which has walked away from the Paris agreement on climate change thanks to President Donald Trump - prominent climate change denier himself - was not spared by the young demonstrators either.
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Scientists have warned for decades that current levels of greenhouse gas emissions are unsustainable, so far with little effect.
The 2015 Paris climate conference pledge to keep the increase in global average temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (35 F) above pre-industrial levels requires a radical cutback in use of coal and fossil fuels. Saba was also helping pass around a petition for her fellow students to sign.
They stopped around the city, home to the headquarters of many of Germany's largest manufacturers, reading out calls for change.
"We've come out for the same reason as last time".
"We are the generation that will help bring this movement, that started generations ago, to the national stage".
While the overall message was similar to student protests around the world, several of the homemade signs in the crowd were distinctly Alabama. Thailand is one of the world's worst marine plastic polluters.
Brooklynn Ortiz, at center, and Maria Buck, both juniors at South Portland High School, gather with others at Portland City Hall on Friday for a students' climate protest. In Singapore, where strict laws regulate public assembly, young people planned a virtual campaign on social media.
But politicians in Britain and Australia have criticised the teenagers for missing school. They called for action on clean water, climate education in schools and passage of the Green New Deal, a sweeping federal resolution focused on renewable energy, health care and jobs. Experts say Africa, with its population of more than 1 billion people, is expected to be hardest hit by global warming even though it contributes least to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause it. "This is the greatest issue of our time".
The Victoria protestors also marched on the streets after stopping at the B.C. legislature.