16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

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

The school strikes were inspired by the Fridays For The Future movement started by Ms Thunberg under the hashtag #FridaysForFuture.

In Edinburgh, children have been marching from their schools to meet outside the Scottish Parliament and have been told they won't be reprimanded for truancy.

Protesters took up signs and chanting during their strike.

Marlborough Boys' College students Thomas Hynd, 16, and Louis Pinker-Meihana, 17, said it was good to see such a large turn out of protesters.

It's the second global youth strike for climate, with children turning out in 50 countries.

In Glasgow, more than 300 people gathered in George Square, with similar numbers striking outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.

At a press conference announcing the amicus brief, students from the climate lawsuits declared their intent to strike and echoed the sentiments of Villasenor, Thunberg and others: why go to school, when the jobs they're training for might not be around?

She has since been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.

Past year he challenged TV presenter Bear Grylls about his involvement with a diving with sharks aquarium experience.

Willetton Senior High School student Ryan Hunt, 13, said he was striking to save the world.

Main Msida-Valletta Road To Close This Friday As Students Strike And March Against Climate Change
16-Year-Old Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Suzie Brown, from the Australian Parents for Climate Action, says she can't think of a better reason for students to take a day off school. Her strikes inspired last year's Strike 4 Climate Action, which saw Aussie students take to the streets around the nation.

He is helping organize a climate strike because he wants to ensure that future generations will experience the island's natural beauty and clean air.

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

It is the second global youth stike for climate action in 18 locations around Scotland.

Greta Thunberg first skipped class to sit outside government buildings in September, accusing her country of not following the Paris Climate Agreement.

A website coordinating the protests lists events in more than 100 countries, from New Zealand to the United States.

The statement came after ESF's West Island School, a private worldwide coeducational in Pokfulam, told parents that any student absence on Friday would be registered as "unauthorised". From there, they will all head to city hall and Province House.

Nearly a third of Scotland's local authorities have now followed Edinburgh City Council, which announced it would not punish pupils for missing classes to join the strikes - absence will be considered "authorised" as long as parental permission is given.

The Scottish Greens claim nine councils have now indicated that pupils taking part in the protests will not face punishment.

These include Argyll and Bute, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee, Eilean Siar, Fife, Glasgow, Highland and Renfrewshire.

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