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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:54 AM

Greta Thunberg Calls For Climate Action In Canada's Oil Heartland

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Source: DW

Thunberg's speech to thousands of protesters was punctuated by a counter-rally organized by a pro-oil group. Thunberg's visit comes days before an election in which climate change promises to be a contentious issue.

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg joined thousands of protesters marching in Alberta, Canada's energy heartland, on Friday as a smaller counter-rally of oil and gas workers converged in the provincial capital, Edmonton. While Thunberg steered clear of making any direct criticism pf Alberta's oil sands or of commenting explicitly on Canada's upcoming election, she called for Canada to take responsibility for its emissions.

Richer countries such as Canada and Sweden need to get down to zero emissions much faster so people in poorer countries can heighten their standard of living by building the infrastructure we have already built," Thunberg told a cheering crowd from the steps of the Alberta legislature building.

"We're not doing this because it's fun or because we have a special interest in the climate or because we want to become politicians when we grow up. We're doing this because our future is at stake," she continued. The crowd, estimated by organizers to number close to 10,000, was led by indigenous drummers and marched slowly towards the provincial legislature building from the city center....

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CBC, Edmonton: 'Our future is at stake': Greta Thunberg tells climate rally in Edmonton
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/greta-thunberg-edmonton-climate-rally-1.5325030




Greta Thunberg was joined by about 8,000 Edmonton youth, climate activists and community members at the legislature in Alberta on Oct. 18, 2019.








Friday, Oct. 18 over 1 million protesters in Italy. Estimates are already showing that over 1 million people took to the street on Friday in Italy to protest for the climate. There were 250,000 in Rome, 80,000 in Naples, 20,000 in Bologna and 20,000 in Turin, pictured here. In Palermo, the riot police had to intervene after 30 black-clad youngsters attempted to break up the demonstration.

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