Portland Students Prepare for Worldwide Climate Strike

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Ever since Thunberg began her protest in August 2018, students in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Australia, Ireland, Poland, Thailand, Colombia, and Uganda have staged similar school walkout protests to pressure government officials to look into climate change.

As millions of youths organise around the world to demand a change in the way the world fights climate change, Maltese students are expected to take to the streets as part of a global strike this Friday.

However, when the Listener asked if parents and grandparents should march over climate change inaction, respondents were less enthusiastic, with 28% and 37% respectively saying no, and 32% and 27% saying they were not sure.

In the meantime, Thunberg and her supporters will continue on with their school strikes until more of her environmental actions are taken on board by the world's leaders.

Everyone is welcome. Everyone is needed. Just last week, the City of Portland filed amicus briefs in support of two cases where youth are suing the government over climate change, Chernaik v. Brown and Juliana v.

Six months ago no one knew who Thunberg was when, as a 15-year-old, she camped outside Sweden's parliament next to a hand-written sign: "SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE".

"In particular, I want to thank people who actually helped me out directly yesterday".

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

But some people are not so happy with Greta's decision to skip school and think that the protests are a bad idea.

"I am sad but I won't give up".

This is not the first time a protest like this has happened in the UK.

Children say they are walking out of school to bring greater attention to the impending crises that will have more of an impact on their generation than on those making current policy.

At present, only the prime minister has a security detail and that need not change, he said.

Scientists say the burning of fossil fuels such as coal, releases greenhouse gases that trap heat and lift global temperatures, causing more floods, droughts, heatwaves and rising sea levels. But it is important to emphasise that disruption increases teacher's workloads and wastes lesson time that teachers have carefully prepared for.

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