Global students strike for climate change

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Added On March 18, 2019

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Students in the Czech Republic, Turkey, and Australia took to the streets on Friday to protest against inaction on climate change and express their concern about the future of our planet.
 
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Hundreds of Czech students gathered in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, to join the global "Fridays for Future" initiative, calling on politicians to do more to fight climate change.
 
Banners and placards with slogans like "Student strike for climate" and "Save our planet" waved in the air as students marched through the city center and warned politicians' against inaction on reducing carbon emissions.
 
The students demanded lawmakers stop ignoring the obvious effects of climate change and start promoting active measures to tackle the problem.
 
SOUNDBITE (Czech): Organizer of the Event
"There are thousands of us, we are going to fight for our future and nothing is going to stop us. If a few kids can do this, imagine what politicians could do with our climate if they really wanted to." 
 
The "Fridays for Future" movement was inspired by young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. Thunberg began skipping school every Friday last September, to hold climate change protests in front of the Swedish parliament.
 
Greta's strikes have found resonance with students around the world, and similar protests have now been held in around 100 countries.
 
About 100 students in Turkey's Istanbul skipped school last Friday to appeal for more action on climate change. 
 
A number of parents, teachers and environmental group members joined the students in a park along the Bosphorus Strait to show their solidarity.
 
Students of all ages took part in similar?protests across Australia. 
In the capital, Canberra, students protested against coal mines, government inaction, and against coal and gas-fired power plants. 
 
The young demonstrators demanded government assurances that 100 percent of Australia's power comes from renewable sources by 2030.
 
UN experts warned last October that global temperatures could rise by 1.5 degrees Celsius between 2030 and 2052 if nations don't curb global warming.
 
It's believed, last Friday's student demonstrations were the largest to date.