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"Fridays for Future", hundreds in the streets of Pescara striking for the climate change.

Aggiornato il: 29 mar 2019

This morning hundreds of students from all schools in Pescara took part in the global climate strike as a part of the international "Fridays for Future" event in response to the sixteen year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who is expected to be awarded with the Nobel prize.

Students gathered in Piazza Italia in front of the Town Hall.

"A very important event", stresses Saverio Gileno, representative of the Consulta for Liceo Classico “G. D’Annunzio” and exponent of the “Ginestra” association: "Reversing the development model is no longer a hypothesis, it is a must and thousands of people tomorrow around the world will shout it".

The aim of the event is to raise awareness about climate change and global warming which could lead to devastating consequences already by the end of the century.

The organizers of the "Fridays for Future" movement explain:

«Global warming must be kept below 1.5 ° C, beyond which we would expect more and more frequent extreme weather events, unbreathable air, acidified oceans, water and food crises, mass migrations. This is a goal foreseen by the agreement reached by 195 countries in 2015, on the occasion of COP 21 in Paris, but politicians continue ignoring this important issue, despite the commitments taken of a drastic reduction of emissions from fossil combustions, the fight against deforestation and the conversion of the economic industry”.

By Riccardo Paciocco, Lavinia Buda, Marina Sborgia, Margherita Gatti, Lorenzo Marrone

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