As a throng of climate strikers crowded New York City's Battery Park on Friday, Greta Thunberg lamented the empty promises of politicians who are ensuring a world in which the youth suffer due to their inaction.
"No matter where you are, that burden, they leave to us teenagers, us children," the 16-year-old Swedish climate change activist said before more than 300,000 people.
Elementary to college-age students skipped school to attend the historic event, holding signs criticizing politicians like "If you did your job we'd be in class right now." The crowd, congesting Foley Square, had marched about 20 minutes from the park to hear several speakers, including Thunberg whose become a leader for youth climate change activists. Several people needed medical attention during the event, with Thunberg stopping her speech twice to direct medics to help those in need as the blaring sun beat down on the crowd. Read more...More about Climate, Social Good, Strike, Greta Thunberg, and Social Good