16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg attends a protest rally in Hamburg Germany Friday

- Extinction Rebellion (@ExtinctionR) March 14, 2019 To those wondering what the climate has to do w/peace, consider how many future military conflicts & humanitarian crises will result from serious climate change (land, water, food, migration/refugees).

Tomorrow, however, Greta and her fellow environmentalists are gearing up for their largest global protest yet, with thousands of schoolchildren attending protests in 105 different countries - and counting. She says she hopes to see sustained regional action by students to maintain pressure on the Government to seriously address the issue.

"We are calling on all students to join us to take action on our future!"

Climate Strike protestors in Sydney.

"For over 30 years, politicians around the world have failed to address climate change and it's now nearly too late".

One day last summer, Greta Thunberg skipped school and went to sit outside the Swedish parliament with a homemade banner that read "skolstrejk för klimatet" (school strike for climate).

Eva, 10, at the Cairns climate strike.

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The 18-year-old, who is School Strike 4 Climate NZ's national coordinator, said demonstrations had been planned in several parts of the country.

"During the school time kids should be in school", he told Sky News.

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes has warned that students who miss school in order to attend protests will be breaking the law.

Annabella Pinheiro, Eva Attwood, Ashleigh Murray and Alex Butler at the Sydney protest.

At the Sydney event, City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore spoke to the crowd and said she supported the strikers, as a politician and as a former teacher.

"The University of Malta student council shall be rallying students and youths in Malta to participate in this Friday's global students4climate strikes".

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of her work leading a youth campaign to halt climate change.

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