Mar 15, 2019

In photos: Across 112 countries, students demand action on climate change

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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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 1,365,004— Total deaths: 76,507 — Total recoveries: 292,467Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 12 p.m. ET: 369,069 — Total deaths: 11,018 — Total recoveries: 20,003Map.
  3. Trump administration latest: Peter Navarro warned White House colleagues in late January about the massive potential risks from the coronavirus.
  4. Federal government latest: The public wants the federal government, not states, in charge of coronavirus — Testing capacity is still lagging far enough behind demand.
  5. States update: New York death toll surged to its highest one-day total as state predicts a plateau in hospitalizations.
  6. 2020 update: Wisconsin Supreme Court blocks the governor's attempt to delay in-person primary voting until June.
  7. What should I do? Pets, moving and personal health. Answers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingQ&A: Minimizing your coronavirus risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it.

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