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“We are striking from school to tell our politicians to take our futures

seriously and treat climate change for what it is - a crisis.” School Strike 4 Climate


Photo by Stephen Hass – Using Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License


Over 330,000 strike on Friday in Australia doubling the March 2019 protests.

Students, workers and people all ages in 115+ Australian cities & towns.

Potentially over 4 million people globally will participate in world's largest climate mobilisation.


“The strike comes three days before world leaders meet in New York for the United Nations Emergency Climate Summit. Scott Morrison will not attend the UN summit despite being in New York at the same time meeting with Donald Trump.”


“Politicians can show us that they care by taking urgent action to meet our demands:

One: No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine.

Two: 100% renewable energy generation & exports by 2030

Three: Fund a just transition & job creation for all fossil-fuel workers & communities.”

School Strike 4 Climate


7 continents

150+ countries

5000+ Strikes

90 Unions

4 Global Union Federations

School Strike 4 Climate


“Climate change is one of the biggest problems facing the world and it isn’t being addressed quickly enough.” School Strike 4 Climate


UPDATE BELOW: 25 September 2019


“Greenhouse gas emissions have been rising in Australia since the Coalition repealed Labor’s carbon price despite the country’s commitments to reduce pollution under the Paris agreement. Total national emissions have increased each year since 2014.”


“Diplomatic officials from countries that I speak with see Australia as a denialist government,” he said. “It’s just accepted that’s what it is. It is seen as doing its own promotion of coal and natural gas against the science.”


“Scott Morrison is increasingly seen as running a “denialist government” that is not serious about finding a global climate solution and uses “greenwash” to meet its emissions commitments, analysts and former diplomats say.”


“Richie Merzian, a former climate diplomat who now works at progressive thinktank the Australian Institute, said Australia was seen by other countries as denying the severity of the problem and in engaging in “greenwashing” by using accounting tricks to meet targets while actual emissions increased.”


“A report backed by the world’s major climate science bodies released on the eve of the summit found current plans would lead to a rise in average global temperatures of between 2.9C and 3.4C by 2100, a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe.”


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