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'We need to cause an uproar': Minn. students 'strike' over climate change

'We need to cause an uproar': Minn. students 'strike' over climate change

The protest movement has now spread across the world, with walkouts being held in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and today the U.S., as well as more than 100 other countries across the globe.

Thunberg began a solo protest in Sweden in August but has since inspired students around the globe.

Hochman: I want to show the country and the world that young people are going to keep taking a stand - keep showing up - until we can start ending climate change.

A child carries a sign up the steps of the Capital during a student strike, part of a global movement to protest the current inaction by politicians on climate change, at the Capital in Salt Lake City on Friday, March 15, 2019.

"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.

"If action isn't taken now, it will be our mess to clean up", said Farrah Bergstrom, a sophomore at Wayzata High School who has worked on progressive campaigns since age 13.

Young Derry students at a number of Derry schools will tomorrow leave their classrooms in a staged "strike" to attend a protest on climate change.

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Carla Reemtsma, a 20-year-old university student who helped organize the protest in Berlin, said she's part of about 50 WhatsApp groups devoted to discussing climate change. "The oceans are rising, so are we", read another in Sydney.

This is a rapidly growing global movement that flowed from Greta's individual decision on 20 August past year to take Friday off school to sit on the ground outside the Swedish Parliament Building in Stockholm demanding change.

More marches were planned throughout Europe and the United States later on Friday, while Asia and Oceania also protest. She has since been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. "But obviously as teachers they're not allowed to condone us striking school". We'll have reporters (follow along with Caroline Lewis on Twitter) and photographers out in the field throughout the day, so check back for continuous updates. No one seems to want to fight for my future. "We are already facing devastating and irreversible impacts around the world".

"Time is running out to prevent the irreversible and risky impacts of climate change", the report says.

The 16-year-old's activism has earned her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

State Rep. Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, encouraged students to call their legislators to stress the importance of supporting the Green New Deal, a set of proposed economic stimulus programs aimed at addressing climate change and economic inequality. Asked what inspired her to strike today, Eliza Schwartz, an 8-year-old student at PS 11 in Chelsea, told Gothamist: "Well, mommy just has the news on after we get home and she's making dinner and sometimes I'm so bored I just listen".