Thousands of children across the Anglia region join school strike for climate

Thousands of children across the Anglia region join school strike for climate

This was one of countless youth "climate strikes" organized by high and middle school students around the world Friday, in solidarity with a global movement that has steadily gained traction in recent months.

"Honoured and very grateful for this nomination", Thunberg, now 16, tweeted on Thursday. "I want you to feel the fear I feel every day".

The protests were inspired by Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who camped out in front of parliament in Stockholm previous year to demand action from world leaders on global warming. Friday's protest is expected surpass that number by a significant margin. Similar walkouts, inspired by a protest staged by a Swedish teen, were held in more than 100 cities worldwide, with some marches and rallies attracting tens of thousands of marchers. "But obviously as teachers they're not allowed to condone us striking school".

In Australia, Education Minister Dan Tehan said the strike was "not something that we should encourage". "That's a matter for professionals".

The moment students on strike climb onto the roof of a lorry which became stuck in climate change protests in central London.

Some students believe missing some classes will be a lesson for adults to understand how much this issue impacts a younger generation.

"We are calling on all students to join us to take action on our future!" "Because in a sense, it's incredibly fearless not to go to school for once".

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They all had one thing in common, he said, "a spirit to serve the people of the world and to make it a better place for us all". Flight 302 was bound for Nairobi when it plunged to the ground shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.

Yet at present, the world is on track for an increase of 4 degrees Celsius, which experts say would have far-reaching consequences for life on the planet.

The headteacher of a school in Eastbourne has explained why he agreed to support students to join the youth climate strike in the town centre today. In less than a year, she has addressed crowds of thousands at demonstrations across Europe, delivered a TEDx Talk that's been viewed over a million times, rubbed elbows with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and even called out the Davos elite to their faces.

"We've seen years of negotiations, pathetic deals on climate change, fossil fuel companies being given free rein to carve open our lands, drill beneath our soils, and burn away our futures for their profit".

In Germany, environmental groups and experts have attacked government plans to continue using coal and natural gas for decades to come.

"The University of Malta student council shall be rallying students and youths in Malta to participate in this Friday's global students4climate strikes".

Beyond those immediate goals, student activists said they hope to spark a broader cultural shift on climate change.

Students hold up placards and shout slogans as they march during the "Fridays for Future" movement on a global day of student protests aimed at sparking world leaders into action on climate change, in Madrid on March 15.

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