16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize”

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

You have failed us in the past.

Climate change action was something students needed to "keep momentum on", he said.

Thousands of schoolchildren worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change. Her strikes inspired last year's Strike 4 Climate Action, which saw Aussie students take to the streets around the nation.

He was encouraged to spearhead the Marlborough protest after going to the Sir Peter Blake Trust Youth EnviroLeaders' Forum past year, he said.

The Swedish teenager - who on her Twitter page describes herself as "a 16-year-old climate activist with Asperger [syndrome]" - first staged a school strike for the climate in front of the Swedish parliament in August last year.

Marlborough organizer George Glover, center, talks to Kaikōura MP Stuart Smith outside his electoral office in Blenheim.

She counts climate activist Greta Thunberg as one of her greatest inspirations. The youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again.

Main Msida-Valletta Road To Close This Friday As Students Strike And March Against Climate Change

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.

"A movement of deregulation, it really concerns me, because we can see the direct correlation between fossil fuel practices, carbon emissions, the greenhouse effect and climate change as a whole", said CU Boulder student Mike Jacobs.

The children have been chanting: "What do we want?"

Australia's Education Minister Dan Tehan said "students leaving school during school hours to protest is not something that we should encourage".

Hong Kong students are set to march from Chater Garden in Central to the Central Government Offices in Admiralty from 11am to 2pm. The English Schools Foundation (ESF) said that it can not endorse an action that threatens to compromise student safety.

Some councils said children who take part in the protests with parents' permission will not face punishment.

"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.

But scientists have backed the protests, with thousands signing petitions in support of the students in Britain, Finland and Germany.

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