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Bangkok students strike against climate change

Bangkok students strike against climate change

Students in New Jersey, across the United States and around the world have organized "climate strikes" as part of a surging youth effort to push global leaders to take immediate action to address climate change.

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Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change activist and inspiration behind today's mass school walkout, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Greta Thunberg, who was named one of Time's Most Influential Teens of 2018, reportedly landed on the list of nominees this year after three Norwegian lawmakers put her name up, according to Norwegian media outlet VG.

This is the second protest of its type to take place in Edinburgh, the first of which took place on February 15.

"But if we don't strike and demand that our leaders take action, we're not going to have a habitable planet to live on in the future".

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. However, we do not feel that the now planned actions to address climate change are sufficient or are being implemented with the necessary urgency.

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Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose school strike for climate has inspired protests around the world, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which is handed out in Norway.

"In particular, I want to thank people who actually helped me out directly yesterday".

Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in 2014 became the youngest victor of the prize, at the age of 17.

But some people are not so happy with Greta's decision to skip school and think that the protests are a bad idea.

The Prime Minister is the only New Zealand politician given a security team, while other ministers and top officials walk freely and are often seen mixing with the public.

The strike's platform calls for 100 percent renewable energy by 2030; halting all fossil fuel infrastructure projects; basing government policy on scientific research; requiring environmental education in schools; banning fracking and mountaintop mining; and changing the agricultural industry, among other measures. But it is important to emphasise that disruption increases teacher's workloads and wastes lesson time that teachers have carefully prepared for.