Thunberg leads climate change strike in Montreal

Thunberg leads climate change strike in Montreal
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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish activist who has been one of the main drivers of the climate movement, will help lead a climate change strike in Montreal Friday, Reuters reports.

Montreal is where the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has convened to discuss plane emissions goals. Thunberg, 16, has a vehement stance against air travel due to carbon emissions.


For last week's Global Climate Strike, she traveled to North America from the United Kingdom via a zero-carbon emissions boat.

The demonstration comes just a month before a federal election in Canada and highlights an issue that's a high priority for many Canadian voters, according to recent polling.

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Commercial airlines account for roughly 3 percent of the world's carbon emissions, but researchers believe this number will increase as the number of yearly fliers is predicted to double by 2037.

The ICAO estimates that $40 billion in climate financing will be created between 2020 and 2035.