Mass protests are expected to cause millions of travelers misery because more than 200,000 people are protesting climate change through streets of Australia
- Thousands of people are expected to participate in the protest against climate change on Friday
- Global Strike 4 Climate takes place in 110 villages and towns throughout Australia
- Universities have confirmed that they will not punish students for attending the meetings
Commuter chaos is expected as thousands of demonstrators take to the streets as part of a global attack on climate change.
The Global Strike 4 Climate will take place on Friday in 110 villages and towns in Australia, with organizers demanding that the government and industry work towards a goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
They also campaign for a transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
& # 39; Australia is already at the forefront of the climate crisis. Long-term drought. Flash floods. Catastrophic forest fires, severe cyclones and heat waves, say Australian strike organizers on their Facebook event page.
Millions of people from all over the world are expected to leave work and school as part of & # 39; Strike 4 Climate Action & # 39; held on 20 September
& # 39; But just as we need to expand on climate solutions, we have chosen a government that wants to open the locks for new coal, oil and gas projects that put all of us at risk. & # 39;
Universities have confirmed that they will not punish students for attending the meetings, while the Uniting Church synod for NSW and the ACT have supported their students to attend the demonstrations.
But Catholic and Anglican church schools said their students should stay in class, just like NSW public schools.
Some Queensland students have called on Adani to stop their coal mine in Carmichael and to introduce a ban on new coal, oil and gas projects.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions supported the strike.
One of the billionaire founders of technology company Atlassian has encouraged its 3500 employees to skip work and participate in a global attack on climate change.
Co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes said that companies share responsibility for the impact of climate change and should use their large platforms to advocate a good climate policy.
Pictured: students gathered to ask the government to take action against climate change at Martin Place on November 30, 2018
Cannon-Brookes said Australians could not rely on the government to tackle climate change effectively
Cannon-Brookes also said Australians could not rely on the government to tackle climate change effectively.
In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Cannon-Brookes said, since companies are financially affected by climate change, it was in their interest to encourage politicians to take significant action.
& # 39; Companies must handle it; they need to deal with their own impact and their own footprint as companies & # 39;
Employees of Atlassian can use part of the leave of the week that they receive each year to do charity work or participate in protests against climate change.
Mr. Cannon-Brookes, who, according to the latest $ 8.9 billion, is worth Forbes rich list, said the Australian government has no credible climate policy.
& # 39; It is a crisis that requires leadership and action. But we cannot rely on governments alone – unfortunately in Australia we cannot trust them at all. & # 39;
He said the Morrison government continues to declare that they will reach their 2030 global Paris agreement target, although Australia's emissions have continued to rise.
Those attending the protest will, prior to a New York summit, demand global action on climate change, which will be attended by members of the United Nations.
Atlassian is a software company based in Sydney that develops products for software developers, project managers and content management.
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