College students 'strike for climate' throughout the USA

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The students are taking their cue from Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg here whose weekly "school strike for climate" has sparked a global movement.

The Staffordshire specific protest was planned via social media by University students.

The action comes two days after the release of a United Nations report stating Arctic winter temperatures will increase by as much as five degrees Celsius compared to 1986-2005 levels, even if Paris Agreement goals are met.

"They need our support, but more than that, they need all of us to act". According to the group, greenhouse gas emissions are on the rise again after a time of reduction.

Prestigiacomo directed attendees to a voter registration table and encouraged those who could vote to make their voices heard.

Sam Gibbons lead the event with a speech outside BBC Radio Stoke highlighting the importance that action is taken in preventing climate change now, especially for the younger generations. As the world's largest polluter per person, the U.S. has a vital role to play in the transition to a green economy on a global scale and must do it with urgency, he said.

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Flooding is also common if somewhat less widespread in parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota , Michigan, and South Dakota in particular. Joseph reached almost 26 feet on Saturday, about a foot below what's considered major flooding at the northwest Missouri city.

The school strike movement - which hopes to raise awareness on climate change and force policymakers to take action - has taken the world by storm in recent months, prompting school walkouts mostly in Europe and Australia.

For example, Narayanan and other students walking out today are rallying behind existing initiatives in Arizona to build a sustainable water usage system and invest in solar and other sustainable energy sources, with the aim of holding politicians accountable to the public and the environment.

Kelowna's newest councillor, Loyal Wooldridge, was one of the people who addressed the crowd Friday. There is also representation from a range of diverse disciplinary specialisations we need to draw on to tackle how we change the way we live to reduce climate change: from climate science, engineering, biomedical science, to music, art and product design, political science and ecology. On Friday, March 15, thousands of others will join what the young people have virally hashtagged as #FridaysForFuture. "I'm not going to force anything upon them, but I will try and change them". Protester Alma Nabatian, a 10-year-old in fifth grade, says it's time for action on climate change now. We must teach students more than just how to pass tests ...

"We shouldn't really have to be doing this".

Updated March 15th, 2019 8:45PM ET: Updated to included reporting from the San Francisco protest.