WASHINGTON, Sep. 18 (Reuters / EP) –
Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg has joined a group of teenage activists to demand that the US Congress take measures in favor of the environment and launch a “transformative action.”
The request of the young people has taken place after a series of events and speeches during two days at the Capitol and in the face of a “climate strike” scheduled for Friday to pressure the leaders who will attend the General Assembly of the United Nations later this month in New York.
Democratic Senator Ed Markey, president of the Senate Climate Change Workforce, said the “movement has taken place at a crucial moment.” “Science has made it very clear that the planet is running out of time,” he said.
Thunberg, meanwhile, had no plans to intervene on Tuesday, a spokesperson said. The activist rose to international fame last year when she began protesting every Friday before the Swedish Parliament against climate change and in favor of the implementation of measures against global warming.
The teenager has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year after a large number of students decided to join the protests every Friday. About 2 million people have taken to the streets in 135 countries.