‘The wrong Amazon is burning’: These are some of the most powerful global climate strike signs

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Edited Pelosi Video vs. the Original: A Side-by-Side Comparison

A manipulated video of Speaker Nancy Pelosi that makes it seem as if she is slurring her words has spread across social media. Above, we compared it with the original video of her remarks on May 22.

Original video: We want to give this president the opportunity to do something historic for our country. While there are those in our family who think, why would you work with him if he, you know — and basically he’s saying back to me, why would I work with you if you’re investigating me? But the fact is something happened there. Altered video: We wanted to give this president the opportunity to do something historic for our country. While there are those in our family who think why would you work with him if he, you know — and basically he’s saying back to me, why would I work with you if you’re investigating me? But the fact is something happened there.

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These are the signs of our times.

Young people and adults around the world skipped school and work for the global climate strike on Friday, which is expected to be the largest such demonstration to date with 4,638 events scheduled in 139 countries.

Sixteen-year-old Swedish climate advocate Greta Thunberg and other “Fridays for Future” activists organized the worldwide walkout to raise awareness about climate change. The Fridays for Future site says that “with the worsening climate destruction this goal of going to school begins to be pointless. Why study for a future, which may not be there?”

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Thunberg also didn’t mince words when she testified at a Capitol Hill hearing on Wednesday, when she told U.S. lawmakers that “I want you to take real action.”

And the youth participating in climate strike demonstrations on Friday showed a similar flair for language in their pithy and pointed protest signs, such as “We are skipping our lessons to teach you one.”

“When leaders act like kids, kids act like leaders.” #ClimateStrike

Many also mixed humor with urgency, such as riffing off of Nelly’s 2002 hit “Hot in Herre” lyrics with, “It’s getting hot in here so take off all your coal.”

Here are some of the most-striking signs.

These are my favourite Sydney #climatestrike signs from today

Here’s a few of my favourite signs from #Canberra #ClimateStrike. If you’ve got other good ones, please tweet them at me.

The wrong amazon is burning #ClimateStrike

Social media platforms like Twitter TWTR, -0.25%   and Facebook FB, +0.15%   were also flooded with shots of climate strike crowds across the globe.

Brighton, England. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike https://twitter.com/stephens_ben/status/1174995002390450176 

Holy crap. Get a load of Brighton!#ClimateStrike @XRBrighton

We gathered with different schools, farmers associations, local government leaders and the general public today for the #GlobalClimateStrike with one message #ClimateActionNow today in Uganda. #FridaysForFuture @Fridays4FutureU @Fridays4future @GretaThunberg @nalubegadorothy

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Great energy at #Amsterdam #ClimateStrike

Primary school pupils call for climate action. #FridaysForFuture #ClimateStrike in Abuja, Nigeria.
We want #ClimateJustice. Is time for leaders to walk the talk on climate action.

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Great gathering in Dublin. Marching for our common home. #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate #ClimateStrike #dublin #Ireland

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In Tokyo, we also step up to support young climate strikers and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture #ClimateEmergency

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