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15:10  19 september  2019
15:10  19 september  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump

Teenage activist Greta Thunberg takes climate protest to Trump Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has shot to global fame for inspiring worldwide student strikes to promote action against climate change, took her mission to President Donald Trump’s doorstep on Friday with a protest outside the White House. © NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg takes part in a climate protest outside the White House in Washington on September 13, 2019. - Thunberg, 16, has spurred teenagers and students around the world to strike from school every Friday under the rallying cry "Fridays for future" to call on adults to act now to save the planet.

At only 16-year-old, the Swedish teen is taking a stand and letting Congress and the world know about climate change . Wochit, Wochit.

Students across the globe to skip school for climate change strike . Later, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was inspired by the students to A poll published Friday by German public broadcaster ZDF found that 67 percent of respondents backed the students ' protests during school

Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change
SAN FRANCISCO — Tens of thousands of high school students in cities nationwide plan to skip classes Friday to attend Global Climate Strike marches calling for immediate action to end climate change. They will be part of a global joint protest aimed directly at the adults who they say are ignoring the destruction of the planet.

“We have to treat climate change as what it is — an emergency,” said Audrey Maurine Xin Lin, an 18-year-old who’s been one of the coordinators of the Boston school strike and march.

Greta Thunberg Takes Climate Strike To Trump’s White House

Greta Thunberg Takes Climate Strike To Trump’s White House WASHINGTON -- Greta Thunberg, the famous 16-year-old Swedish environmentalactivist who kicked off a global movement of students leaving school to demandaction on the climate crisis, joined other youth activists at a rally outsidethe White House on Friday.A few hundred people, mostly teenagers and young children, gathered on theEllipse south of the White House carrying signs that read "I want you topanic!" and "Why are we studying for a future we won’t have?” They chanted, “This is a crisis, act like it!” and “No more coal, no more oil, keep that carbon in the soil.

The school strike for climate (Swedish: Skolstrejk för klimatet, also known variously as Fridays for Future (FFF), Youth for Climate and Youth Strike 4 Climate )

Youth Climate Strike US co-leader Isra Hirsi. © Adam Iverson. Isra Hirsi just turned 16 years old. To celebrate, she came home from school and I’ve heard some adults say that walkouts or school strikes are only a way for students to get out of class and be truants. But in all honesty, we ’re out

The events come out of a groundswell of worry on the part of young people about the future of the planet. Students in more than 800 locations around the United States plan to go on strike from school for the day to attend protests.

“It’s going to be a really, really powerful day, the launch of a new era of climate movement. This is just the beginning for us,” said Katie Eder, 19, who is the executive director of the Future Coalition, a youth-led non-profit helping the groups coordinate.

The protests are timed to begin a week of activism at the United Nations, including a Youth Climate Summit on Saturday and a UN Climate Action Summit on Monday. A second strike is planned for Friday, Sept. 27.

Teen climate activist to urge climate action on Capitol Hill

Teen climate activist to urge climate action on Capitol Hill Swedish teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg will join other youth leaders to urge U.S. lawmakers to support “transformative climate action” during two days of meetings and speeches on Capitol Hill, starting on Tuesday. © Janerik HENRIKSSON 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has become a youthful figurehead for the Green movement in Europe The events are intended to drum up support ahead of a global “climate strike” on Friday in which students and workers around the world will walk out to demand more action to fight global warming, and to heap pressure on leaders attending a United Nations climate summit in New York later this

— School Strike 4 Climate (@StrikeClimate) November 27, 2018. The events are inspired by and organised by the students themselves, with some Climate Change Is Terrifying, But We Can Beat It. Climate change really, really scares all the kids I spoke to for this story. Eleven-year-old Lucie Atkin

But many critics — ranging from climate - change deniers to people who argue for a less radical approach to fighting climate change — said Mayor Bill de Blasio There is also always the risk that a few students could take advantage of the opportunity to skip school for fun. As of Monday afternoon

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 16, put a face on the global movement beginning in August 2018 when she began skipping school on Fridays to stand outside the Swedish parliament holding a sign protesting inaction on climate change. She came to New York on a solar-powered sailboat to attend the strike in New York City and then the summit.

The movement is not led by her, but a broad group of young people who say they are frightened for their futures and angry that adults have done so little. Unlike the Vietnam War protests, which were mostly college students, the organizers of these events are mostly high school and even some middle school students.

Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change© Susan Miller/USA TODAY Youth climate activists prepare to march to the White House on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg also attended the protest. “I want to emphasize that our entire organizing team is under 20. Young people and students have really been leading this,” said Lin. She and four other teens were on a press call Wednesday describing the work they’re doing and why it’s important.

NYC schools allow students to walkout for climate strike

NYC schools allow students to walkout for climate strike "We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them," the city's Department of Education said in a statement.

NYC Schools Allowing Students to Skip Class to Join Greta Thunberg for U.N. Climate Change Protest. Children who attend New York City public schools will be allowed to cut classes on Friday to join Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg for a protest at the United Nations.

Hundreds of students skipped school for a protest at the Alberta legislature. Albert Delitala explains. — In India’s capital of New Delhi, schoolchildren Students use a carnival float depicting Swedish environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg during a strike from school to demand action on climate

The young people said they want politicians to act as if the world's on fire and begin curbing carbon emissions and taking the fight against global warming seriously.

“We won’t have the chance to make the changes we need to if we don’t have the courage to fight,” said Dulce Belen Ceballos Arias, 18, from Redwood City, California. She is helping plan the San Francisco march.

“I want to have children of my own and I want them to have a life better than me and I don’t want that chance to be taken away from them,” she said.

Young people aren’t the only ones getting involved. Multiple companies, mostly on the smaller side, are shutting down for the day so employees can attend local marches. They include Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Burton and SodaStream.

But while the students say they’re happy to have adults march and get involved, for them this is personal.

“It's our future that’s at stake,” said Gabriella Marchesani, 17, a Miami Strike youth leader.

For her, Friday’s action isn’t just some small march to give kids a chance to cut class.

“This is a historic commitment that we’re going to look back on and say, ‘That’s the day that youth made a statement that we’re not going to give up,'” she said.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Climate Strike: US students to skip school to fight climate change

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