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System Change Not Climate Change

2019-ongoing By Fridays for Future (based on the work by)
A cartoon image of a protest, with signs saying: 'The Climate is Changing,
Why Aren't We?', 'If You Were Smarter We'd be in School' and 'You Are
Ruining the Wrong Amazon'.
Illustration by La Loma

Fridays for Future and young climate activists around the world

During the 2019 Global Climate Strike, 7.6 million young people took to the streets to demand the phasing out of fossil fuels, the end of deforestation and a transition to renewable energy. Protests around the world continue to be organised in decentralised and distributed ways on Instagram, TikTok and other platforms. These channels are essential for young eco-influencers, eco-nerds, and those dealing with eco-anxiety. Gen Z bears the burden of overlapping crises yet has none of the political power to solve them. Through digital platforms they are criticising energy-hungry, consumption-driven practices and emphasising the interconnectedness of social and environmental issues.