Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

  • Climate activists attend a demonstration in Berlin, Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. Youth activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” on Friday to highlight their fears about the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather. (Monika Skolimowska/dpa via AP)

  • People take part in a climate change march in Montreal, Friday. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP)

  • Activists walk through lower Manhattan for the Global Climate Strike protests, Friday, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

  • Activists gather and walk through lower Manhattan for the Global Climate Strike protests, Friday, in New York. (AP Photo/Brittainy Newman)

NEW YORK — Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather.