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15 March, 2019, 17:14 | Author: Lucille Rivera
  • The State House protest was part of a coordinated strike that inspired rallies throughout Massachusetts and in more than 100 countries from the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle

Ada Dechene is a Grade 7 student at École Connaught Community School in Regina. We are the voiceless future of humanity.

"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".

"I have genuine fear that my future will not be what it should be". I am anxious that there will be more tornadoes, droughts, floods and extreme weather events.

Nine councils have now indicated in response to letters from Scottish Green MSPs that they won't pursue punitive action against young people taking part.

The Swedish schoolgirl climate campaigner has inspired worldwide protests, striking a chord with younger people disillusioned by the slow progress of the adult world in halting climate change. I find Greta inspiring and fearless.

Elsewhere in New Zealand, Wellington students showed up in force, and of course, they wielded many excellent signs. I'd like the opportunity to end those problems, but if we don't fix climate change, I won't get that chance. This is my first time doing something like this.

"Anybody who can listen to our message and change what's happening right now in the government, we welcome their ear, we welcome their opinion", Hutten says.

The wider global movement is known as Schools 4 Climate Action. It is exciting to think that people all over the world will be marching.

But Environment Secretary Michael Gove backed the protesting children, saying in a video: "Dear school climate strikers, we agree".

"They are letting us down every single day they don't do that".

Una McCoole 16 of Marblehead was one of hundreds of students rallying in front of the State House Friday afternoon
David L. Ryan Globe Staff Una McCoole 16 of Marblehead was one of hundreds of students rallying in front of the State House Friday afternoon

Hong Kong is a wealthy city which is vulnerable to the many threats of climate change from stronger typhoons to rising sea levels and increased risk of disease.

Hochman: We have 11 years left to really start changing things. For example, my family doesn't have a vehicle. We walked out of school and helped with the March for Our Lives: Boston. We have to leave earlier for things sometimes but it's really not that hard.

Campaigners said 15,000 people took part in protests in more than 60 towns and cities across the United Kingdom in February.

Rachel Reese spoke at 1903 Square during the Nelson climate change protests.

Protesting about climate change "is a courageous thing for kids to do", said Kate Marvel, a climate scientist and associate research scientist at Columbia University who signed onto the letter of support from scientists. Because of denial and not acting, we have to work much harder now so that a climate crisis will be averted.

Morning rain cleared in time for the masses to come together at 12.30pm, all with the same goal - to support an global movement for governments to make changes towards preserving the planet.

We want you to be more ambitious in addressing this issue and to act with greater urgency.

"That's why they need our support", he said.

The kids are again proving they give a shit.

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