‘Our Earth is dying’: Big Island takes part in worldwide Climate Strike

  • Demonstrators join the global Climate Strike Friday on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Organizers Chef Ellard, left, and Bailey Ferguson wave signs at passing vehicles for the global Climate Strike demonstration Friday afternoon on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Demonstrators join the global Climate Strike Friday on Queen Kaahumanu Highway. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — Young people afraid for their futures protested around the globe Friday to implore leaders to tackle climate change, turning out by the hundreds of thousands to insist the warming world can’t wait any longer.