Students Worldwide Skip Class to Demand Action on Climate

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Norway's Nobel Peace Prize

Some of the first school strikes for climate change began on Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, as part of a global campaign urging politicians to take action.

We wanted to know if Kiwi parents and grandparents would support their children and mokopuna if they missed school today for the climate strike, so we asked them.

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.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old whose protests outside the Swedish parliament spurred a massive global movement of young people striking from school to demand bold action on the climate crisis, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

"If you look at the science and the data, and especially the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] report released by the United Nations in 2018, it's fairly clear that climate change is a huge threat", Forman said.

At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is".

Since then, the weekly protests have snowballed from a handful of cities to hundreds, fueled by dramatic headlines about the impact of climate change during the students' lifetime.

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

"And her message was she stands with you in unity and empowerment to act". If you continue failing us in the future, we, the young people, will make change happen by ourselves.

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"Why would we go to school if there's going to be no future for us to live in?" said Althea Wilson, a high school junior from the Boulder area.

"They are letting us down every single day they don't do that".

The main thing all the students emphasize is that climate change needs to be taken more seriously.

I'm joining the Strike 4 Climate because it's a way for my voice and the voices of other kids to be heard.

OR youth have an established history of climate activism.

"I feel a lot of stress and anxiety about the climate situation, and fear for my future", she said.

You have failed us in the past.

"It's totally unfair considering they have been representing (voters) with the expectations they will do what's in the best interests of the country", she said.

Adults should listen to us because we are saying something that they have probably known about for a long time.

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