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Youth climate strikes to take place in more than 100 countries

Hundreds of thousands of children are expected to walk out of their classrooms on Friday for a global climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.

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‘This is an emergency’: Australia’s student climate strikes and where you can find them

Strikes are planned at 60 locations in Australia, including every state and territory capital. Tens of thousands of Australian school students are expected to walk out of class on Friday to demand governments take action on climate change.

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School climate strikes go global, with actions planned in 92 countries

From the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen, down to Cape Town in South Africa, from the Western tip of Anchorage in Alaska to Tokyo in Japan, young people are preparing to go on a school strike for the climate.

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Greta Thunberg, schoolgirl climate change warrior: ‘Some people can let things go. I can’t’

Greta Thunberg cut a frail and lonely figure when she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August. Her parents tried to dissuade her. Classmates declined to join. Passersby expressed pity and bemusement at the sight of the then unknown 15-year-old sitting on the cobblestones with a hand-painted banner.

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‘We’ve been forced into this’: Australia’s school climate strikes to go global

On Friday, thousands of primary and high school students are again planning to walk out of class across the country, protesting against the government’s inaction on climate change, and what they see as the destruction of their future.

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‘Belongs in a museum’: Greta Thunberg condemns politician against school strike

Swedish student responds to NSW education minister’s threat to punish students who participate in school climate strike — The Swedish teenager whose lone protest against climate change spurred a global youth movement has told an Australian state education minister his words “belong in a museum” after he warned students against attending an upcoming protest. The …

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‘If not us, who?’ Failure of representation drives youth climate strike

As a movement grows across the world, young people say they want politicians to protect their interests — It had been a day for grown-ups to show climate leadership. On a cold 25 January, Germany’s coal commission gathered at the federal ministry for economic affairs and energy in Berlin to decide the future of coal …

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