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European kids striking to protest climate change

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Ten of thousands of teenagers in Belgium have missed school for the fourth week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world’s climate. They are vowing to do it until the government acts.
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School children have also protested in Germany, Switzerland and France.
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What is your country doing to combat climate change?
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In every social movement, there is the vanguard. Those who protest, who raise awareness, who slam home the message that change needs to happen. FINALLY, a generation willing to stand up and speak for the planet in a unified way. May this movement spread until we have no choice but to pay attention and change our, our government, and our corporations' ways. I applaud these students.
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sadly humanity as been crapping in its own nest for years instead of money being spent on the weapons of war why not spend some on the environment but alas there is no profit in peace
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sad, using these children for a hoax,the global warming scam.
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sad, using these children for a hoax,the global warming scam.
How is it a scam? Even Trump's own administration is preparing for it, moving their troops away from at-risk areas. You're literally seeing climate change in action in middle America RIGHT NOW.
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4 years of the hottest weather, this year's the coldest since 1950... I'm sorry I don't see it. It's nice to see children caring about earth but how are children in Belgium going to stop China the leader in global pollution?
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sounds cool miss school and say your not going back till someone else fixes a problem.
how many climate changes have happened on the planet and its still here millions of years later.
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I applaud the idea of protest to make governments act, but at the same time how many of these young people were happy to receive daft gifts at Christmas time? How many contribute to the sort of over-consumption that undoubtedly contributes to climate change. How many of their parents drive gas-guzzling cars and take them to school or college daily, when they could walk? I do believe (as they obviously do) that government has a huge role to play but I also hope that they and their families are willing to sacrifice their"standards of living," to help solve this problem... Of course, it is easy to say that government policies are the only solution, as that gives us an excuse to change nothing in our own lives....
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I applaud the idea of protest to make governments act, but at the same time how many of these young people were happy to receive daft gifts at Christmas time? How many contribute to the sort of over-consumption that undoubtedly contributes to climate change. How many of their parents drive gas-guzzling cars and take them to school or college daily, when they could walk? I do believe (as they obviously do) that government has a huge role to play but I also hope that they and their families are willing to sacrifice their"standards of living," to help solve this problem... Of course, it is easy to say that government policies are the only solution, as that gives us an excuse to change nothing in our own lives....
I think if the government would get behind sustainability then the people would not feel like 'I'm the only one sacrificing' and they would be more willing.
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Climate change is no longer “a hoax”. Governments and everyone must have responsibilities to protect the earth for the next generations.
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