Home News Science & Astronomy To Save the Planet From Climate Change, Students Take to the Streets By Mindy Weisberger 24 September 2019 "If you don't act like adults, we will." Shares Steven (left), a 16-year-old high school student, traveled from Queens to the Global Climate Strike in Manhattan on Sept. 20. He said: "If this keeps going, we won't be around for much longer. There needs to be a change, it needs to happen now." (Image credit: Live Science) Poisoned for profit Prev Page 1 of 8 Next Prev Page 1 of 8 Next A climate protester in New York holds a sign displaying a quote by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg: "I don't want your hope. I want you to panic." (Image credit: Live Science) Running out of time Prev Page 2 of 8 Next Prev Page 2 of 8 Next People demonstrate with placards during the Global Climate Strike at Raadhuspladsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Image credit: Nils Meilvang/AFP/Getty Images) Striking in Denmark Prev Page 3 of 8 Next Prev Page 3 of 8 Next (Image credit: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images) Parisian protest Prev Page 4 of 8 Next Prev Page 4 of 8 Next Children in Australia and the Pacific Islands kicked off a millions-strong global climate strike on September 20 -- heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults take action to stave off environmental disaster. (Image credit: Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images) "We build, we rise, we resist" Prev Page 5 of 8 Next Prev Page 5 of 8 Next A group of Indonesian children hold placards as they take part in a global climate change campaign in Surabaya. (Image credit: Juni Kriswanto/AFP/Getty Images) "Save our future" Prev Page 6 of 8 Next Prev Page 6 of 8 Next (Image credit: Live Science) Students step up Prev Page 7 of 8 Next Prev Page 7 of 8 Next (Image credit: Live Science) Climate justice warriors Prev Page 8 of 8 Next Prev Page 8 of 8 Next Shares Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: firstname.lastname@example.org.