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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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‘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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‘The beginning of great change’: Greta Thunberg hails school climate strikes

The 16-year-old’s lone protest last summer has morphed into a powerful global movement challenging politicians to act — Greta Thunberg is hopeful the student climate strike on Friday can bring about positive change, as young people in more and more countries join the protest movement she started last summer as a lone campaigner outside the …

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Headteachers in a bind as pupils prepare to go on UK climate strike

Unions urge pupils not to walk out of class but some schools may adopt relaxed attitude — School leaders are having to wrestle with their consciences over pupils joining the nationwide climate strike to be held on Friday afternoon, caught between their duties as teachers and instincts as educators. Thousands of the more than 8 …

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Belgian minister resigns over school-strike conspiracy claims

Joke Schauvliege falsely claimed state agencies had evidence that children’s climate change protests were a ‘set-up’ — A Belgian environment minister has been forced to resign after falsely claiming the country’s intelligence services held evidence that children skipping school to demonstrate over climate change were being directed by unnamed powers. Joke Schauvliege, a minister in …

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