High school and college activists on the Seacoast will be participating in climate strikes in Portsmouth and Durham on Friday as part of a global movement.

At each New Hampshire climate strike, there will be sign-holding, speeches, chants, and more, according to a press release.

The locations and times for the Seacoast strikes can be found here:

Portsmouth: North Church Courtyard, 3 p.m.

Durham: Murkland Courtyard, UNH, 2:30 p.m.

There are also climate strikes in four other New Hampshire locations:

Concord: State House, 1 p.m.

Jaffrey: Downtown, 8 a.m.

Nashua: Greeley Park, 3:30 p.m.

North Conway: Gazebo on Main St. at 3 p.m.

Fridays For Future, the youth-led and organized global climate strike movement that was started in August of 2018 by teen Greta Thunberg has the global climate strike planned.

Thunberg is using the hashtag #UprootTheSystem to promote the event on social media.

According to the Fridays For Future website, the climate crisis does not exist in a vacuum.

In a post on the website for the climate strike, it calls youth to stand united and demand a future where both people and the planet are prioritized.

MAPA (Most Affected Peoples and Areas) are experiencing the worst impacts of the climate crisis and are unable to adapt to it. This is because of the elite of the Global North who have caused the destruction of the lands of MAPA through colonialism, imperialism, systemic injustices, and their wanton greed which ultimately caused the warming of the planet. With both the COVID, climate, and every crisis in history, overexploited countries and marginalized sectors of society are systematically left behind to fend for themselves.

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden delivered his first speech to the United Nations since taking office. He challenged diplomats and called for unity in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change.

People can view the remarks Biden made in the video posted to the President's Twitter account.

Closer to home, organizers say there are New Hampshire connections to what is happening.
Organizers say the state's congressional delegation will vote soon on a federal budget reconciliation bill that includes investments in renewable energy and climate resiliency. New Hampshire also has the ability to build offshore wind power and shut down coal plants, they say.
Contact Managing News Editor Kimberley Haas at Kimberley.Haas@townsquaremedia.com. 

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.








More From Seacoast Current