Check Out The Most Damning Signs From The Climate Protest Outside COP26

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Above: Protesters unite for action against climate change on Friday, November 5 in Glasgow, where COP26 is being held.

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Climate activists marched in Glasgow on Friday to call for more extreme action to tackle global warming – before it’s too late.


Protesters marched in the Scottish city as it is where the UN climate summit, COP26, is taking place.

Delegates from 110 countries have come together in a last-gasp effort to reduce climate change.

Some world leaders have already made serious commitments to cut fossil fuel and CO2 emissions, but not enough pledges have yet been made to reduce global warming to just 1.5°C.

The conference came weeks after a draconian UN report that declared humanity “code red” and said we were just a few years away from irreversible climate change that would change life beyond recognition.

While COP26’s successes so far have included deals to reduce coal and deforestation, many, such as famed activist Greta Thunberg, believe world leaders are still not taking the crisis seriously. Huh.

She was one of the key speakers during Friday’s protest, when thousands marched from Kelvingrove Park to George Square.

Thunberg told the crowd that the entire summit was a “failure” and a “PR exercise” filled with “blah blah blah.”

She claimed that the “commitment is fraught with shortcomings” that “ignore historical emissions and climate justice”, and that it “remains unheard of” in the worst-affected regions.

The strike was organized by Fridays for Future Scotland, an international youth-led movement that stemmed from the Friday school strikes Thunberg became famous for back in 2018.

Check out some of the most powerful photos from the protests below.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks on stage in George Square after joining protesters during Friday for Future COP26.

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During the demonstration, a protester was carrying a placard that read: “There is no other planet.”

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An actor wearing a mask depicting Prime Minister Boris Johnson, eats at a banquet of environment and climate degradation.

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A protester has a sign that reads: “You don’t care but I do!”

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More activists have signs that read “World Leaders, Don’t Let Us Down” and “Eat the Rich, Save the Planet”.

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Activists campaigning for protecting indigenous communities from climate change.

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A dog holds a sign in his mouth promoting “Paws Climate Change 4 Good”.

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Demonstrators chanting with “Wrong Amazon is burning” and “I want a hot BF, not a hot planet”.

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Police cars monitor protesters in Glasgow as they hold placards that read: “Less Meat Less Heat”.

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A large crowd marches through Glasgow among police officers holding signs to end “climate crimes”.

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Greta Thunberg (center) walks through Glasgow with protesters during Friday for Future Scotland.

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A child holds a placard at the Friday for Future march that calls for “no more plastic toys”.

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Another sign reads: “Destroy the patriarchy not the planet.”


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