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Students to join worldwide climate change protests

Students to join worldwide climate change protests

Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two additional members of the Socialist Left Party in Norway have confirmed they submitted Thunberg's name to the Nobel Committee earlier this year, saying they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution".

It all began with the actions of one Swedish school girl, Greta Thunberg, who 8 months ago began her weekly protests outside the Swedish parliament.

Friday's strike is expected to be the biggest yet as evidence mounts of the climate emergency facing the planet. "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes".

In the United Kingdom more than 10,000 children walked out of class last month and organisers expect Friday's event to be even bigger with about 100 events taking place involving thousands of schools across the country.

Today's students are likely to be most affected by the consequences of climate change - impacts that scientists say will be proportionate to the level of action take by leaders today to mitigate against climate change. Tomorrow we #schoolstrike for our future.

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When asked what she feared most about the potential of growing up in a world that does little or nothing to curtail carbon pollution, Din hardly wanted to consider what that future would look like.

"It's going to be quite impressive", said Gillibrand of the School Strike for Climate movement, "and it's incredibly inspiring that it all started with Greta striking on her own".

"Everyone is needed. Everyone is welcome", she wrote.

"I think we have reached a tipping point where enough scientists are telling it like it is and not being so afraid of being alarmist", Thunberg told New Scientist on Wednesday, adding it's been frustrating that many people are paying more attention to her age than the issue at hand.

Students across the world will skip school to demonstrate against climate change. "With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people".

I hope that you will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.