At 11:45 a.m., a protest is scheduled for Public Square in Wilkes-Barre.
But he said he would not meet all the employees' demands, such as one demand that Amazon end cloud-computing contracts with fossil fuel companies. (Photo by Camilo Freedman/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images) SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 20: Young activists and their supporters hold signs as they march during a Global Climate Strike demonstration on September 20, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
Olivia: And, of course, for the people who benefit from you know the causation of the climate crisis, there's never going to be a ideal time, a time they will condone for people to protest.
The individual strikes are being organized and executed by young people in their own towns and cities across the world, much like last year's national school walkouts aimed at combating gun violence.
Demonstrations were also being held across parts of Asia, South Africa and in European cities, as part of a movement inspired by teenage activist Greta Thunberg which has snowballed into mass protests around the world.
She also sat down with former U.S. president Barack Obama, and received an Amnesty International award.
Thunberg first garnered worldwide attention by skipping school and staging sit-ins outside the Swedish Parliament.
Grade 12 students Kieran Anand and Alexia Chambers are climate activists and run the "Friday for Future Calgary" page on Instagram.
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"We are losing the fight against climate change", he said at a news conference on Wednesday, according to Reuters. "You're going to say three things", McCarthy said as the crowd roared. "But this is not a single-generation job". Nearby, there are also events taking place on Mercer Island and in Kirkland and Kitsap County.
CNN has not independently confirmed that number.
Local school district officials said the students who leave school to participate in the rally will be marked tardy or absent.
The Australian chapter of the global movement specifically calls for no new coal, oil or gas projects, including the Adani mine. Adults who want to participate are asked to check if there's a youth-led action in their community to support.
Hundreds of college students around Central New York joined today's global Climate Strike, to raise awareness of, and call for action on, climate change. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be an issue on everyone's minds.
Mr Morrison will have dinner with President Donald Trump on Friday and has been criticised for failing to include in his NY itinerary the United Nations climate summit on Monday, when leaders will present their long-term plans for curbing greenhouse gas emissions.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: "It is unbelievable that we should need global strike action for the future of our planet to be taken seriously".
The strike will culminate in NY when Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel prize for her climate activism, will spearhead a rally at home of the United Nations headquarters. In Santa Monica, children led marchers of all ages along the beach and into downtown Friday, chanting "Fossil fuels have got to go" and "Climate justice now".