Thursday, 21 March, 2019

Rundle: school students marching against climate change aren't kids anymore

The State House protest was part of a coordinated strike that inspired rallies throughout Massachusetts and in more than 100 countries from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle Main Msida-Valletta Road To Close This Friday As Students Strike And March Against Climate Change
Kenny Thornton | 15 March, 2019, 15:26

In France, activist groups launched legal action this week for failing to do enough to fight climate change, citing a similar successful effort in the Netherlands.

Many carried signs with messages in English reading "Youth4Climate", "School Strike", "There is no Planet B", "The oceans are rising and so are we" and "I do not want to clean up after my parents".

Planned protests include a march to the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh and a gathering in Glasgow's George Square.

School spokeswoman Dana Smith said parents are urged to discuss the protest with their children.

Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist and inspiration behind today's mass school walkout, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Which Scottish areas will see school strikes?

The Paris climate agreement of 2017 committed almost 200 countries to keeping global temperatures "well below" 2.0C (3.6F) above pre-industrial times and to striving for a maximum of 1.5C. She has asked world leaders not to ignore the impending consequences of runaway climate change.

The school strikes were inspired by the Fridays For The Future movement started by Ms Thunberg under the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.

A year ago he challenged TV presenter Bear Grylls about his involvement with a diving with sharks aquarium experience.

Una McCoole 16 of Marblehead was one of hundreds of students rallying in front of the State House Friday afternoon
David L. Ryan Globe Staff Una McCoole 16 of Marblehead was one of hundreds of students rallying in front of the State House Friday afternoon

"Action is needed now to protect our world for the future".

But Tully has been on the trail of climate activism for some time.

The latest strike is expected to be much larger than the first, held last month, when around 600 Scots were among around 15,000 youngsters across the United Kingdom who skipped school to protest. "We'll be migrating to places where we can actually live".

The wider global movement is known as Schools 4 Climate Action.

Three MPs for the opposition Socialist Left nominated Thunberg for the prize before the 31 January deadline, Ovstegard said, meaning her nomination is valid for the 2019 prize which will be announced on 11 October.

Since then, tens of thousands of children across Belgium, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and Australia have been inspired to hold their own demonstrations.

Omar's daughter, Isra Hirsi, 16, of Minneapolis, is spearheading the nationwide youth climate strike protests across the U.S.in almost 50 states and Washington, DC., along with co-organizers Alexandria Villasenor, 13, of NY, and Haven Coleman, 12, of Denver.

The statement came after ESF's West Island School, a private worldwide coeducational in Pokfulam, told parents that any student absence on Friday would be registered as "unauthorised". From there, they will all head to city hall and Province House.

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