The global climate protest day has begun: Climate researchers in the Arctic are also taking part with a picture of the North Pole – with an enormous reach.
Climate researchers in the Arctic started the global climate protest day with a picture of the North Pole. Almost 40 scientists from an expedition on the research ship “Polarstern” posed for the photo behind a banner with the inscription “We deliver the facts. It’s time to act.”
The recording was published by scientists from Bremerhaven’s Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) on the online platform X, but was taken a few days ago due to the unpredictable weather conditions in the region.
The AWI scientists demanded in the article that fossil fuels must urgently be put to an end. In doing so, they supported a central demand of the climate protection movement Fridays for Future for a rapid exit from coal, oil and gas. In order to emphasize this and other demands for more climate protection, hundreds of demonstrations and protests were planned around the world on Friday.
The leading Fridays for Future activists Greta Thunberg and Luisa Neubauer shared the Arctic researchers’ post on their X accounts, meaning the post gained enormous reach in the early hours of the morning. “The climate strike is starting worldwide, starting with the North Pole,” wrote Neubauer.
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