Students strike for action on climate change

Climate strike in Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Young people across the Birmingham Metro went on strike Friday to demand action on climate change.

The Global Climate Strike started at 11:00 a.m. Friday and dozens of young people and adults came out for the event.

Global Youth Climate Strike in Birmingham, Ala.
Global Youth Climate Strike in Birmingham, Ala. (Source: SOURCE: WBRC)

In Birmingham, students demonstrated at Linn Park, and the event was one of 500 held around the world.

Birmingham's climate strike was organized by Stella Tarrant, a Simmons Middle School student, with assistance from other young people.

Global Youth Climate Strike in Birmingham, Ala.
Global Youth Climate Strike in Birmingham, Ala. (Source: SOURCE: WBRC)

The group said they believe their future survival is threatened because not enough action is being taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change.

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