What to Expect From Friday’s Youth Climate Strike

Olive Hawkins
March 15, 2019

Thunberg skipped class past year to sit outside government buildings because she believed her country was not following the Paris Climate Agreement, sparking a global movement.

A United Nations report released this week blames climate change, population growth, pesticides, plastics pollution and water contaminated with hormone-changing chemicals for killing millions of people every year. "I applaud you for that", he said. We'll be walking from the University of Malta to the Parliament building in Valletta, to raise awareness on our future and our planet!

He said: "I've been aware of the issues surrounding climate change for a long time but didn't realise the seriousness of the situation".

"A rallying cry and the "fear of missing out" has a powerful effect on young people".

Scottish Greens education spokesman Ross Greer said: "These courageous young people deserve to have their voices heard".

"Youth Strike 4 Climate Derry'" is being led by Foyle College student, 17-year-old Jodi Desmond, who has been inspired by the actions of 16-year-old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, who has called on students all over the world to strike on Fridays in protest against climate change.

"Everyone can do their little part of the world, look after it, and the at some stage the world will be lovely again, Meeten said".

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Holly Gillibrand, 13, has been taking similar action at Fort William's Lochaber High School since January.

"For the European elections in May, we're urging everyone to think about whether they want to give their vote to a party that doesn't have a plan for the future and the climate", she said.

One parent in attendance said that about 1,000 kids are at the strike, with more "streaming in" all of the time.

Hong Kong students are set to march from Chater Garden in Central to the Central Government Offices in Admiralty from 11am to 2pm.

We want you to be more ambitious in addressing this issue and to act with greater urgency. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) said that it can not endorse an action that threatens to compromise student safety.

But scientists have backed the protests, with thousands signing petitions in support of the students in Britain, Finland and Germany.

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