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One Girl Has Kids Around The Globe Protesting Climate Change With 'Schoolstrike'

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg is mobilizing kids across the globe to strike for climate change awareness.

A Critical Message

Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg is at the forefront of the new generation of activists, inspiring and mobilizing thousands of kids around the world to walk out of school and strike for climate change awareness.

Speaking Truth To Power

Thunberg is devoted to furthering the #FridaysForFuture movement​ and inspired the US Youth Climate Strikes. She has become a lightning rod for an essential fight for modern youth.

A Youth Movement

Thunberg is helping galvanize youth who are angry about the lack of action from leaders in power about climate change. Her efforts even garnered her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination.

By encouraging them to strike and walk out of their classes, she is helping them make their voices heard.

The Biggest Walk Out Yet

On March 15th, the biggest school strike yet is planned. This #FridaysForFuture strike will have 1659 participating locations in over 100 countries.

It can be hard for kids and teenagers to parse through everything that is thrown at them, and Thunberg has helped her generation find their voice and their passion.

Her UN Speech

Thunberg got global notice when speaking about climate change at the COP24 UN summit.

"You only speak of green eternal economic growth because you are too scared of being unpopular. You only talk about moving forward with the same bad ideas that got us into this mess, even when the only sensible thing to do is pull the emergency brake. You are not mature enough to tell it like is. Even that burden you leave to us children. But I don't care about being popular. I care about climate justice and the living planet. Our civilization is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money. Our biosphere is being sacrificed so that rich people in countries like mine can live in luxury. It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few."

The World Economic Forum

She continued her high profile work at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, taking world leaders to task over their inaction.

"We are at a time in history where everyone with any insight of the climate crisis that threatens our civilization–and the entire biosphere–must speak out in clear language, no matter how uncomfortable and unprofitable that may be. We must change almost everything in our current societies. The bigger your carbon footprint, the bigger your moral duty. The bigger your platform, the bigger your responsibility."

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