Greta Thunberg hopes climate strikes will be 'social tipping point'

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20 sept. 2019, 18.22

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg told AFP that she hoped Friday's massive worldwide climate strikes would mark "a social tipping point" in persuading leaders to take decisive action on global warming.

The 16-year-old described the numbers of people who took to the streets as "unbelievable" -- from Asia-Pacific to Europe and Africa, culminating in New York where a million students have been permitted to skip school.

"I hope this will be another social tipping point that we show how many people are engaged, how many people are putting pressure on leaders, especially before this UN climate action summit," said Thunberg, referring to Monday's meeting in New York.