Moment Striking Students Climb Onto Lorry Stuck In Climate Change Protest

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The movement started in August when the 16-year-old schoolgirl Greta Thunberg held a solo protest outside Sweden's parliament.

She describes herself as an introvert and says she is inspired by the example of Rosa Parks the American activist in the black civil rights movement best known for her historic role in the Montgomery bus boycott back in 1955.

In Utah County, students from Mountain View, Timpview, Timpanogos, Orem and Skyridge high schools plan to host a Youth Climate Strike on the steps of the Provo Historic Courthouse Friday.

"I support Holly in her weekly strikes because it is clear that she also understands the seriousness of what we are facing and what the future holds for her and her generation if governments do not take urgent action very soon".

"People always tell us that they are so hopeful, they are hopeful that the young people are going to save the world". Following devastating hurricanes in the U.S., record droughts in Cape Town and forest fires in the Arctic, the IPCC makes clear that climate change is already happening, upgraded its risk warning from previous reports, and warned that every fraction of additional warming would worsen the impact. "That's why we are striking today".

"For action on issues that they think is important, they should do that after school or on weekends", said Dan Tehan, Australia's education minister.

I also hope we can show them that this is not just one day, not just one moment of solidarity.

Rachel Gurevich, a 14-year-old student at East Brunswick's Churchill Junior High and one of the organizers of the Morristown strike, said she was hopeful that the global protests would push policymakers to take action.

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With climate change, you read about it and see more and more natural disasters; you know it's an imminent threat.

In response to the community coming together, Reese said it was late, but "not too late to keep our planet safe, but we must act now".

"The school haven't let us go, they say there's consequences but it's more important than school attendance to come here and protest".

Tens of thousands of school students around the world walked out of classes on Friday in a global strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.

"Students leaving school during school hours to protest is not something that we should encourage", he told public radio. In less than a year, she has addressed crowds of thousands at demonstrations across Europe, delivered a TEDx Talk that's been viewed over a million times, rubbed elbows with UN Secretary-General António Guterres, and even called out the Davos elite to their faces.

Tom, 17, said: "This is my life, the life of my children in the future, so to be off school is a fearless move for us all".

"I would say my teachers' response has been neutral".

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