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In tech 'awakening,' U.S. workers at Google, Amazon join climate protests

2019-09-22 09:43:52       source:REUTERS

September 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Hundreds of workers from Google, Amazon and other technology companies on Friday joined climate-change marches in San Francisco and Seattle, saying their employers had been too slow to tackle global warming and needed to take more drastic action.

While students set the global agenda and led local marches, U.S. West Coast tech workers said they turned out in support and called on makers of software and hardware as well as providers of services such as cloud data storage to do more.

The marches cap a week in which Alphabet Inc’s Google said it had increased its wind and solar energy deals by more than 40%, and Amazon.com Inc pledged to use only renewable energy by 2030.

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