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Fri Mar 15, 2019, 02:18 AM

Students worldwide skip class to demand action on climate

Source: Associated Press


Frank Jordans, Associated Press Updated 11:53 pm CDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019

BERLIN (AP) They're angry at their elders, and they're not taking it sitting down.

Students worldwide are planning to skip class Friday and take to the streets to protest their governments' failure to take sufficient action against global warming.

The coordinated 'school strike' was inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who began holding solitary demonstrations outside the Swedish parliament last year.

Since then, the weekly protests have snowballed from a handful of cities to hundreds, driven by social media-savvy students and dramatic headlines about the impact of climate change.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/business/technology/article/Students-worldwide-skip-class-to-demand-action-on-13690408.php

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Judi Lynn Mar 2019 OP
Raine Mar 2019 #1
woundedkarma Mar 2019 #2
BumRushDaShow Mar 2019 #3
myohmy2 Mar 2019 #4
Duppers Mar 2019 #5
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 05:22 AM

1. GOOD for those students

I hadn't heard about this ... THANKS for the link!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 06:31 AM

2. my daughter

While my daughter is home-schooled, my wife told her about this and she quickly took to the subject. So their plan is to be part of one of the protests today.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:27 AM

3. Growing up and in elementary school

during the late '60s and early '70s, I remember that previous student-lead effort that we little ones were exposed to that included this -



So here we are 50 years later still getting the reminders about the world around us, and from the students!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 07:56 AM

4. "...to protest their governments' failure..."

...and fail we have...

...old people, like myself, are on our way out...if our children and grandchildren want a viable planet to live on for themselves and their children and grandchildren, they'd better do something about global warming...

...it's obvious we're not going to do anything serious about global warming...we've failed future generations on so many levels...

...ignore the old and disbelieving for they will never change...may God give you the strength and the help you need to save the planet...

...'school strike' on like your life depended upon it...

...it does...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

5. K & R

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Mar 15, 2019, 11:54 AM

6. Thank you all kids.

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