Published: Fri, March 15, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Al Gore-led group encourages students to ditch school for climate change

Al Gore-led group encourages students to ditch school for climate change

Derry girl Jodi said she felt it was time for the young people of Derry to make their voices heard on the issue too.

"We have nominated Greta because the climate threat may be one of the most important causes of war and conflict", Norwegian parliamentary representative Freddy Andre Oevstegaard told local tabloid VG.

Speaking to Reuters, Thunberg had said: "I think this movement is very important".

But Friday's protest is billed as the biggest so far.

Thousands of school students from Russell to Invercargill are expected to take to the streets today, as part of a worldwide protest against climate change.

Six months ago no one knew who Thunberg was when, as a 15-year-old, she camped outside Sweden's parliament next to a hand-written sign: "SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE".

"We are calling on all students to join us to take action on our future!"

"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".

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After her speeches at the United Nations climate change conference in Poland and at the Davos forum, she became an example for many young people all over the world, who since have promoted similar initiatives.

Thirteen-year-old Aoife Powell, who is in her first year of secondary school, is determined to attend the Dublin protest.

Her successful campaigning has resulted in her giving lectures at the UN Climate Talks and World Economic Forum.

We are certain that Greta would rather have government action on the sixth mass extinction than the Nobel Peace Prize should they win.

Din said the student protesters from schools around the region will demand "drastic legislative change to combat the climate crisis", citing the recent push among progressive lawmakers in favor of a Green New Deal, a sweeping agenda that seeks to remake the American economy as it transitions off carbon-based energy sources.

"Tomorrow we schoolstrike for our future", she added in another post.

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