Swedish Environmental Activist Greta Thunberg, 16, Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

15 March, 2019, 00:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

Co-organiser Isla Day said young people could not wait until they were older to take action on climate change.

Din said the student protesters from schools around the region will demand "drastic legislative change to combat the climate crisis", citing the recent push among progressive lawmakers in favor of a Green New Deal, a sweeping agenda that seeks to remake the American economy as it transitions off carbon-based energy sources.

Friday's strike is expected to be the biggest yet as evidence mounts of the climate emergency facing the planet.

The Swedish teenager - who on her Twitter page describes herself as "a 16-year-old climate activist with Asperger [syndrome]" - first staged a school strike for the climate in front of the Swedish parliament in August last year. "And we will continue to do so for as long as it takes".

As part of the #FridaysForFuture movement headed by the activist, tens of thousands of young people around the world will be skipping school this Friday to march for change. "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said.


When asked what she feared most about the potential of growing up in a world that does little or nothing to curtail carbon pollution, Din hardly wanted to consider what that future would look like.

Aoife says individuals can only do so much and that Government action to address climate change is now urgent. "We need to drive systematic change", she said.

After meeting up at University, students will march to Valletta's Parliament to join in the main demonstration.

"For way too long, the politicians and the people in power have gotten away with not doing anything to fight the climate crisis, but we will make sure that they will not get away with it any longer", Thunberg told the crowd at a school strike in Antwerp, Belgium this month. "Everyone is aware of it, thanks to the students". For example, students in Australia seek to stop the Adani mine, a large coal mine they fear will hurt the Great Barrier Reef, while students in the US will advocate for the Green New Deal, a progressive piece of climate legislation that is popular among youth-led climate initiatives like Sunrise Movement and Zero Hour.

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