Sep 15, 2019 17:10 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Oct 10, 2019 22:19 Asia/Tehran]
  • Cycle protest in Germany against climate change. Photo by AP
    Cycle protest in Germany against climate change. Photo by AP

Thousands of German people marched in Frankfurt to protest against climate change.

Iran Press/Europe: Thousands of people demonstrated in Frankfurt on Saturday to demand more action against climate change as the German city's auto show opens to the public, with some cycling into the city along highways that were temporarily closed for the occasion.

Demands raised by the organizers of Saturday's protests include an end to the combustion engine, climate-neutral transport by 2035, a speed limit on the autobahn and a strong German climate policy package, the Associated Press reported.

Environmental groups say the trend toward bigger and more powerful cars, particularly SUVs(Sport utility vehicle), is eating into the fuel efficiency gains of recent decades.

On Thursday, when the Frankfurt Motor Show officially opened, Greenpeace activists unfurled large banners branding the models on display 'climate killers.'

The demonstration came as German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Saturday that her country, as Europe's largest economy, would achieve positive and good solutions in environmental issues.

Global warming can lead to an increase in the average temperature of the Earth and the surface of the oceans, resulting in severe droughts, scorching heat, and terrible storms as climate changes. 

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