Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate
The co-ordinated ‘school strike’ was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.
Since then, the protests have snowballed. This week’s rallies are expected to be one of the biggest international actions against climate change yet.
The protests are scheduled in about 100 countries, from New Zealand to the United States.
While some politicians have criticized the students, saying they should be spending their time in school and not on the streets, scientists have backed the protests, with thousands signing petitions in support of the students in Britain, Finland and Germany.
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Published at Fri, 15 Mar 2019 04:05:21 +0000