On 24 May 2019, a global strike has been called by 16-year-old climate warrior Greta Thunberg to protest against global heating and climate change inaction. Close to 107 countries around the world are taking part in the Strike to show their solidarity for the future of the planet. India, too, will be part of the movement.
In case you've been living under a rock (like Patrick the star, perhaps?), Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate warrior who has got the attention of thousands of people with her push to declare a global climate emergency. Those who have given Thunberg a stage include the United Nations, the European and British Parliaments and the UN's COP24 Climate Summit. Today, tens of thousands of people all around the globe are following in Greta's footsteps, many of them children in school.
May 24th. Global strike for the climate. Activism works. So act. Join us!
Find or register your local strike on https://t.co/TNBxafQoQL and follow Fridaysforfuture on Instagram for updates. Please share this information.#fridaysforfuture #climatestrike #SchoolStrike4Climate pic.twitter.com/TMWcLCmpMs
" Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) May 18, 2019
#India gearing up for #GlobalStrikeForFuture, 24th May....more cities & people looking to join each day with @GretaThunberg to demand their survival from their new formed government on #Day1 #CimateBreakdown #ClimateEmergency #ClimateCrisis pic.twitter.com/bgktAR4ulk
" Bhavreen Kandhari (@BhavreenMK) May 20, 2019
She first caught the attention of the media when she began skipping school to sit in front of the Swedish parliament with her hand-painted sing protesting climate change. Since then, Greta has become a leading voice for climate action, and has also been nominated for the Nobel peace prize and among >TIME Magazine's Top 100 most influential people of 2019.
However, all these accolades don't mean much to her because she is focused on her sole goal of saving the planet to ensure she, her generation and her future generations survive. Thunberg has called for a second worldwide strike for climate towards that end.
Countries far and wide, including Australia, Canada, Ireland, India, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Americas, are many others are taking part. The full list of participating countries can be found here.
Cities that have confirmed participation
Bengaluru, Karnataka (Multiple)
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Multiple)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh
Ghaziabad, Uttar Prades
Gurugram, Haryana (Multiple)
Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Hyderabad, Telangana (Multiple)
Indore, Madhya Pradesh
Karur, Tamil Nadu
Kolkata, West Bengal
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
Mumbai, Maharashtra (Multiple)
Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu (Multiple)
Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
Patnem Beach, Goa
Pune, Maharashtra (Multiple)
Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh