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Climate change protest: Thousands of students marching across the UK

15 March 2019, 11:26 | Edward Lowe

Climate change protest: Thousands of students marching across the UK

New Zealand Climate Change Minister James Shaw

Prime Minister Theresa May said student protesters miss out on important learning that can help them "develop into the top scientists, engineers and advocates that we need to help tackle this problem".

Since then she has gone global, striking a chord with younger people disillusioned by the perceived slow progress of the adult world in halting climate change.

Every Friday since that first event, Greta has skipped her school classes so she can continue hosting her #FridaysForFuture protests during which she adds further pressure on Swedish lawmakers to take action against climate change. Freddy André Ovstegard and two other Norwegian lawmakers chose Thunberg because of her leadership in the fight against climate change. One of the leaders the young girl mentioned in a message to digital video publisher Brut India was Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution". "Why should we go and study for a future that may not exist anymore?"

"But today's events really show we can not take that for granted".

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She had already challenged leaders in person at the United Nations climate summit in late 2018 and at Davos in January.

The teenager has been protesting across the globe to bring attention to the current climate change crisis.

Ms Bradford said she faced verbal abuse and death threats over her anti-smacking bill, which was passed in 2007, and was protected by parliamentary security during that time.

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At a World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in January, she ended her speech by telling a silenced room that she wants leaders to "behave like our house is on fire, because it is".

If Greta wins the prize, she will be the youngest person to ever become a Nobel laureate.

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The Nobel Peace Prize previous year went to Congo's Denis Mukwege and Iraq's Nadia Murad for "their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict".



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