Fridays for Future: Students hold worldwide climate change protests

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Norway's Nobel Peace Prize

Thunberg was invited to address the UN Climate Conference in December and has been nominated by three Norwegian lawmakers for the Nobel Peace Prize.

A special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last year warned that aims to keep global warming under 1.5C were off track and there remained 12 years to rectify the situation.

"With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people". Her speech inspiring other students around the world to take their own action.

Campaigners said 15,000 people took part in protests in more than 60 towns and cities across the United Kingdom in February.

Thousands of schoolchildren worldwide have abandoned classrooms for a day of protest against climate change.

A 16-year-old environmental activist from Sweden has been nominated for a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize, thanks to her efforts to halt climate change.

Meeten said it was important students took action, as kids could tell adults off. The youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again.

Holly Gillibrand, 13, has been taking similar action at Fort William's Lochaber High School since January.

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Josie Law, also 14, from Edinburgh's Broughton High School, believes the protests are an effective way to make society heed the upcoming generation's concerns.

Hong Kong students are set to march from Chater Garden in Central to the Central Government Offices in Admiralty from 11am to 2pm.

But Environment Secretary Michael Gove backed the protesting children, saying in a video: "Dear school climate strikers, we agree".

Hynd said he had missed an English class for the strike, while Pinker-Meihana said he had missed a Chemistry class. "The combination of persuasive social media and a noteworthy subject will lead to different perspectives in our diverse community", the letter from the principal, obtained by HKFP, said.

"If we don't do something, it'll be our lives affected, not the 60-year-old politicians", said Sydney student Callum Frith, 15, who was wearing his school uniform.

"We're out to look after the planet, because it's the only one we've got", he said.

Home schooled students from Blenheim Natural Learners Co-op with signs they made in support of the climate change protest.

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