lted in $6.22 billion in online sales alone, per CNBC. This year, climate activists wants people to stop and reconsider such rampant consumption. Climate protests are taking place around the world this Black Friday to raise awareness about the dangers of climate change. The protests are also timed to demand action during the U.N. climate negotiations, COP25, which will begin in Madrid, Spain on Dec. 2. Climate activists say more than 80 strikes are happening in the U.S. alone. Protests have already happened in Asia and Europe. In Germany alone, activists say 630,000 turned out. According to organizers, protesters plan to disrupt large shopping centers in Chicago and hold a march and a rally in Los Angeles called Dont Shop. Strike! According to Reuters, organizers expect strikes to take pla
ce in 2,300 cities in 152 countries around the world.
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he confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder. Ritvik Janamsetty, a spokesman for climate coalition Earth Uprising, tells TIME he estimates around 2 million people took part in strikes Friday. Thousands of demonstrators attend a protest climate strike ralley of the 'Friday For Future Movement' in Leipzig, Germany, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. Jens Meyer—AP We are striking because our leaders havent been listening to us. They think our voices are ones they can ignore and not take seriously, 16-ye
ar-old American climate activist Maya Arengo said in a statement. They dont understand that we, the youth, are terrified for our futures and we wont stop fighting until our futures are secure. Thunberg rose to prominence in 2018 when she started striking from school on Fridays to demand action on climate change in her home country of Sweden. She has since launched a movement called Fridays for Future, inspiring millions of people around the world to strike from school or work on Fridays to demand movement to fight the climate crisis. In September, Thunberg and other activists led a global climate strike, wh
ich drew millions of people around the world to protest and demand action to fight the coming climate catastrophe. Those same organizers have planned protests around the world on Black Friday, hoping to raise awareness of the days ecological impact and demand climate action from COP25 in Spain next week. Ice Cream company Ben Jerrys, whose owners are known for progressive politics, tweeted out a map of strikes in the U.S. Reuters reports that thousands of people in Asia and Europe have already taken part in the protests.
Spotlight Story Kobe Bryant Had a Singular Impact on His Game and the World Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles on Sunday, along with his daughter Gianna According to social media, protests took place across the U.K., including in London, Belfast, Bristol Brighton and Plymouth. Protestors in Australia have also turned out. The the country has been hit by a series of devastating wildfires. Greenpeace Philippines tweeted video of climate protestors in Manila. Activist Lucky Tran tweeted video of protests she says are from Tokyo: Per social media, protesters also turned out in Denmark, India, Bangladesh, Austria, Germany and Belgium. ttps://twitter.com/Shantan60786029/status/1200304567126122501?s=20 Thunberg has planned to take part in a student strike in Lisbon, per Reuters, although her zero-carbon emissions sailboat crossing the Atlantic from New York was slowed down a few days by high winds. Protests took place in Portugal Friday. According to the
Associated Press, protestors near Paris blocked one of Amazons warehouses to protest over-production. They reportedly had signs that said: Amazon: For the climate, for jobs, stop expansion, stop over-production! The planet burns, oceans die, and we still want to consume, consume, and therefore produce, produce until we eradicate all living things?
We will not betray our children for a幸运28夜场共多少期 30% discount! also reads the manifesto of protestors around Paris, per the AP.
Some French lawmakers have proposed banning Black Friday because it causes resource waste and over consumption, the AP reports. In an article posted on the website Project Syndicate, Thunberg, and activists Luisa Neubauer and Angela Valenzuela called for a strike next Friday as well. To the leaders who are headed to Madrid, o
ur message is simple: the eyes of all future generations are upon you. Act accordingly. Write to Madeleine Carlisle at email@example.com.