Students protest in Madrid, Spain during the wave of global demonstrations against climate change on March 15. Photo: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of youth students and protestors joined global protests on Friday in a massive demonstration against climate change, sparked by 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Our thought bubble, per Axios' Andrew Freedman: The protests on Friday are the largest and most widespread demonstrations on this issue since the run-up to the Paris Climate Summit in 2014 and 2015, and illustrate that young people feel a sense of urgency on this issue that those in power have lacked.

Greta Thunberg walks with protestors in Stockholm, Sweden on March 15. Photo: Pontus Lundahl/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images
Climate change protesters and police clash in Naples, Italy on March 15. Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty Images
Students protest in New Dehli on March 15. Photo: Laurène Becquart/AFP
Young people chant outside the Panthéon in Paris, France on March 15. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty Images
Youth gather on March 15 in front of Barcelona City Hall in Madrid, Spain. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors outside Sydney Town Hall in Australia on March 15. Photo: James Gourley/Getty Images
Students protest in Kampala, Uganda on March 15. Photo: Isaac Kasamani/AFP
Hundreds of youth gather on March 15 in Munich, Germany. Photo: Alexander Pohl/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Austrian students gather outside the Hofburg palace in Vienna, Austria on March 15. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images
Students rally in Auckland's Aotea Square over climate change on March 15 in Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Phil Walter/Getty Images
Gatherings emerged in Seoul, South Korea on March 15. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images
Protestors congregate near the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry in Kiev, Ukraine, on March 15. Photo: STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Students and protestors walk down the street in Tokyo, Japan on March 15. Photo: Takashi Aoyama/Getty Images

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