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Ithaca will join global climate strikes Friday

Millions of people across the globe are expected to take to the streets and strike Friday to draw attention to the international climate emergency. Many Ithacans are expected to join the strike at two events planned Friday.

The strike comes a few days ahead of the UN Climate Summit in New York City, which is expected to bring leaders together to discuss concrete plans for addressing climate change. The strikes Friday are intended to disrupt business as usual because “our house is on fire. The climate crisis is an emergency but we’re not acting like it,” the organizing page states. Participants from more than 150 countries will be calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels.

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