Youth leaders from around the world, led by Greta Thunberg, have called for a climate strike and global week of action from September 20-27. On September 20, people all over the world took to the streets as part of the Global Climate Strike. Although major protests have taken over cities, this issue continues to be botched or ignored by the media.
Media Matters talked to protesters on Capitol Hill about why climate change is such an urgent issue. Here’s what they had to say: