“Movement inspired by Greta Thunberg [who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize] has snowballed, as Belgian workers join strike….
“Hundreds of thousands of children are expected to walk out of their classrooms on Friday for a global climate strike amid growing anger at the failure of politicians to tackle the escalating ecological crisis.
“Children at tens of thousands of schools in more than 100 countries are due to take part in the walkouts which began last year when one teenager – Greta Thunberg – held a solo protest outside the Swedish parliament.
“Since then the climate movement has snowballed with schoolchildren on every continent except Antarctica taking part.
“Friday’s strike is expected to be the biggest yet as evidence mounts of the climate emergency facing the planet. Amnesty International has warned that the failure of world governments to tackle the crisis could amount to “one of the greatest intergenerational human rights violations in history”.”
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