Climate strike: Students the world over take to streets demanding action

CNET | 3/15/2019 | Bonnie Burton
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The next time you think today's kids only care about playing video games and posting selfies on Instagram, remember the day hundreds of thousands of kids around the world took to the streets to raise awareness of climate change.

On Friday, students protested the lack of action from adults on environmental issues with the #ClimateStrike walkouts.

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Many were inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, who was just nominated for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Last year, Thunberg gave a popular TED Talk explaining why she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming. She protested outside the Swedish parliament and in the process grabbed the world's attention.

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"The climate crisis has already been solved; we already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg said in the talk. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."

Students inspired by Thunberg planned walkouts all over the globe Friday, including...
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