16-Year-Old Swedish Climate Change Activist Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Students in Utah and around the world prepare to walk out for climate change protest

Students in Utah and around the world prepare to walk out for climate change protest

From there, they will all head to city hall and Province House.

Despite the windy weather, there was a clear feeling of excitement.

The Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner has inspired worldwide protests, striking a chord with younger people disillusioned by the slow progress of the adult world in halting climate change.

His sentiments were shared by Hannah, 18, who joined a crowd in Quarry Park Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

"We just need to be telling youth to speak up and get educated about this, because their voice can really influence policy", said CU Boulder freshman Emilie Craig.

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More than 800 academics have signed an open letter in solidarity with the striking students, with some set to join in on protests on Friday.

"We know we are in a climate crisis." said organizer Rebecca Hamilton, 16, a student at Lord Byng Secondary in Vancouver. The coverage began last night with our colleagues in Australia and will include reports from correspondents in Thailand, the UK, Belgium, Sweden, France, Spain, the United States and many more throughout the day.

In Manchester protesters blocked tram lines through the city centre, causing minor delays. "It's a much better day of education.this is the greatest issue of our time", he said.

Locally, the group says they'd like to get the attention of Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, Premier Stephen McNeil, and Nova Scotia Minister of Environment Margaret Miller. But then the U.N.'s IPCC report came out past year [and] it pushed me even further to take action.

After the rally, demonstrators marched through the streets of Ann Arbor to UM's Fleming Administration Building, where they chanted demands in the hallways outside the office UM President Mark S. Schlissel.

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"The only way to change it is through the younger generation because the older generation don't really care". Students in more than 80 countries and territories skipped class in protest over their governments' failure to act against global warming.

Between student speakers, there was singing, chanting and ukulele playing. He said it was time the government was given "a wake-up call" after "missing emissions targets in the Paris climate agreement".

"Here in B.C. we've seen unprecedented wildfires and floods that hurt people, communities and businesses", he said in an emailed statement Friday. And why should I be studying for a future that will soon be no more, when no one is doing anything whatsoever to save the future.

College and high school students in Boulder, Fort Collins and other cities across the country will step out of school for the strike.

Local students have received a permit to close Lottie Street for the event, which mirrors the February 2018 Students for Action demonstration that drew some 2,000 students and others in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

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