Climate strike: UK kids skip school in call for urgent ‘climate action’ – ‘Thousands of children walked out of’ class – Former UN climate chief giddy: It is ‘time to heed the deeply moving voice of youth’

Climate Depot | 2/15/2019 | Admin
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Thousands of schoolchildren and young people in the UK are taking part in climate strikes with the support of a former UN climate chief, who said it was “time to heed the deeply moving voice of youth”.

Christiana Figueres, who led the historic 2015 Paris agreement, said the fact that children were so worried about their future they were prepared to strike should make adults take urgent action.

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“It is a sign that we are failing in our responsibility to protect them from the worsening impacts of climate change,” she said.

Initial reports suggested thousands of children walked out of lessons in protest at the mounting ecological crisis, with several hundred congregating in Brighton and Oxford by mid-morning, and more than 1,000 gathering in Parliament Square in London.

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Organisers said action was planned in at least 60 towns and cities across the UK from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands in an attempt to force politicians to tackle growing environmental problems.

Anna Taylor of the UK Student Climate Network, which helped coordinate the action, said: “We’re running out of time for meaningful change and that’s why we’re seeing young people around the world rising up to hold their governments to account on their dismal climate records.

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