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Halifax students to join global strike for climate change

15 March 2019

Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner who has inspired worldwide protests, should be awarded this year's Nobel Peace Prize, Norwegian lawmakers said Thursday.

"Climate change affects the people that contribute the least to it".

In December 2018, Thunberg spoke at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Poland, where she called out lawmakers and government bodies for their inaction. Her strikes inspired last year's Strike 4 Climate Action, which saw Aussie students take to the streets around the nation.

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.

Young people make up more than half of the global population.

Thunberg began to strike and not go to school every Friday last summer, and instead protested in front of the Swedish Parliament to demand more effective measures against climate change.

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

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The group, made up of youngsters from six high schools across the city, is expecting 500 to 600 pupils to join the strike at Holyrood.

Hirsi, who lists on Twitter page that she is the head of the Minnesota High School Democrats and several other left-wing youth-based organizations, said in a recent interview with Grist that she is looking to "change the conversation" on issues such as the Green New Deal by organizing the strike.

School spokeswoman Dana Smith said parents are urged to discuss the protest with their children. "We want a future".

Marlborough Boys' College students heading the march around town.

"We've been talking to some students who aren't able to come to our strike because it's too far, and they're doing their own mini-marches around their schools", says organizer Julia Sampson. "The combination of persuasive social media and a noteworthy subject will lead to different perspectives in our diverse community", the letter from the principal, obtained by HKFP, said.

Protesters took up signs and chanting during their strike.

"We are the professionals and we're saying the young generation is right", said Volker Quaschning, a professor of engineering at Berlin's University of Applied Sciences.

Halifax students to join global strike for climate change