Youth climate strikes to take place in nearly 100 countries

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Norwegian deputy Andre Ovstegard told the "VG" newspaper on Wednesday that he and two other parliamentarians of the Socialist Left Party have nominated Thunberg because "climate threats are perhaps one of the most important contributions to war and conflict", and "the mass movement that she has promoted is a very important contribution to peace", reports Efe news.

But Friday's protest is billed as the biggest so far.

Young people are expected to take to the streets in cities across Europe, Australia, Asia, Africa and the USA on Friday.

It all began with the actions of one Swedish school girl, Greta Thunberg, who 8 months ago began her weekly protests outside the Swedish parliament. "Change is coming whether they like it or not", she said.

Students in New Jersey, across the United States and around the world have organized "climate strikes" as part of a surging youth effort to push global leaders to take immediate action to address climate change.

Asked whether she feels optimistic about the potential of Friday's protest, Gillibrand replied: "I wouldn't say optimistic is quite the right word".

She has since inspired hundreds of thousands to do the same, creating the #FridaysForFuture movement, which has enlisted thousands of young people to skip school this Friday to march for policy action on environmental issues.

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When asked what she feared most about the potential of growing up in a world that does little or nothing to curtail carbon pollution, Din hardly wanted to consider what that future would look like.

"Political leaders need to start by listening to the youth and hear from us what we need, rather than deciding for us", Lambert said.

Malala Yousafzai now holds the record for youngest Nobel laureate after she won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 at the age of 17.

"We are only seeing the beginning", Thunberg tweeted recently.

"We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change", said the platform posted online.

I hope that you will be awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.

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