Chiang Mai joins Global Climate Strike on its most polluted day.
Submitted on Mon, 2019-03-18 18:52PrachataiStudents and international environmentalists have joined a strike in Chiang Mai to show solidarity with the Fridays for Future movement. Just before the strike, Chiang Mai became one of the worst cities in the world in terms of air quality. The movement has been pressuring the Chiang Mai Governor to address air pollution, but the administration has still not taken serious action. Chiang Mai's Climate StrikeSource: Aidan McAuliffe On Friday 15 March, the most polluted day of the week according to the Air Quality Index (AQI), students from Chiang Mai and Maejo universities, wearing anti-PM2.5 masks, gathered in front of Chiang Mai University with a “Chiangmai Climate Strike” sign. The group is demanding serious action on air pollution and an improvement in the standard of living. #chiangmaiclimatestrike #FridayForFuture #YouthForClimate #ช่วยคนเชียงใหม่ด้วย #ช่วยเด็กๆด้วย @greenpeaceth pic.twitter.com/rjv2SrrkPt — Lavagabonda (@Lavagabonda_) March 15, 2019 Chiang Mai's AQI on Friday for FutureSource: Air Quality Index They also showed signs in support of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede who inspired the Global Climate Strike. The campaign was in solidarity with Fridays for Future, a global student campaign organized in 123 countries with 2052 events. International participants joined the movement demanding serious action for clean air. On the same day, Thais and Singaporeans donated 3,600 respiratory masks for children through the RADION International Foundation. Before Fridays for Future, the students worshipped at a local shrine in protest, implying that even superstition is more effective than the current administration. The students worshipped at a local shrine in protest According to the AQI, which measures PM2.5, PM10, carbon dioxide and other air pollutants, Chiang Mai was the most polluted city in the world on Tuesday 13 March. Many posted pictures of Chiang Mai in smog, a view that saddened the nation. According to Pollution Watch... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Chiang Mai joins Global Climate Strike on its most polluted day., simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: Prachatai - Monday, 18 March
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