Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Here's why this Swedish schoolgirl is nominated for Nobel peace prize

Ardern condemns 'unprovoked' attack that left Climate Change Minister with black eye Students stage school strikes over climate change
Frank Williams | 15 March, 2019, 11:23

Teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg demonstrates with high school students against global warming at a Fridays for Future demonstration on March 01, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany.

"There is nothing happening about this in Derry", she said.

The concept of a climate strike was popularized by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has skipped school every Friday to strike outside the Swedish Parliament building.

According to a United Nations report, global temperatures could rise by 1.5°C, a threshold that scientists say will bring dire consequences to the planet, by as early as 2030 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate.

"We want our government to understand that there is no planet B", says Rand Abounahia, another one of the strike organizers.

"Future generations won't see the world we see today", he said.

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Some schools may take a harder stance on activism-related absences, but if they do that would be at the discretion of the school's principal, said district spokesman Harry Esteve. "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) said that it can not endorse an action that threatens to compromise student safety. There are also students in other parts of the province, including Bridgewater and Amherst, organizing their own walkouts.

She said she was "with Jacinda last night" and she had asked the prime minister what she would say to the people of Nelson.

The group is also pushing for American politicians to pass the "Green New Deal", which is a policy proposal being pushed by progressive Democrats aimed at eliminating American greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 while creating new jobs in the process.

However, it was important for MPs to be able to go about their daily lives without security guards watching over them, they said.

Gardener said he has been gathering support via word of mouth and the social media apps Snapchat and Instagram. They're striking at unis, in secondary schools, in primary schools, in kindergartens. Before they can train for a future, they say, they have to secure it.

James Shaw, the Climate Change Minister and leader of the Green Party, was walking alone to parliament yesterday when he was approached by a man who started talking to him before grabbing Shaw and punching him several times in the face. While we support, in principle, any student who wishes to make a stand about climate change, we have to concern ourselves with our practical responsibility to keep safe the young men and women who have been entrusted into our care.

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