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Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strike

WorldNews Thursday, 21 February 2019
Playing hooky to save the climate: why students are going on strikeThe School Strike 4 Climate movement has inspired kids in dozens of countries to demand action on climate change. Thousands of young climate change activists around the world have refused to go to school in recent weeks, and more strikes are planned, including a worldwide strike on March 15. To date, students in the United Kingdom , Australia , France, Germany, Ireland, Uganda, Thailand, Colombia, Poland , and more have skipped a day of school to demand stronger action on climate change from their governments. Meet @NakabuyeHildaF a student from Kampala International University who is foregoing lectures on Friday to strike for Climate. She's mobilised fellow students to do the same....
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