The student climate strikes have kicked off, and there were excellent signs

Tech 15-3-2019 Mashable 18

The kids are again proving they give a shit.

Some of the first school strikes for climate change began on Friday morning in Australia and New Zealand, as part of a global campaign urging politicians to take action.

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It follows a similar protest in November, and was inspired by 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, who has been protesting outside of the Swedish parliament every Friday since September.

On Thursday, Thunberg was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian lawmakers for her efforts. Read more...

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