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Climate change is one of the most pressing global problems. Students in the UK and Australia want to become the driving force of change, so they are partaking in demonstrations. The Typical Student team learned where and when these activities will take place.
Australian Students Get Inspired by Swedish Student Activist
Australian students have been inspired by Greta Thunberg, 15, a Swedish student and environmental activist. She is known for sitting outside the parliament in central Stockholm aiming to draw attention to the global climate crisis. Last week, three Australian school students started a similar protest outside of the offices of their local representatives. 50 more students have joined them and are now planning weekly events.
As reported by the Guardian, students in Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Perth, Hobart, the Whitsundays, Lismore, the Gold Coast, Albury-Wodonga and the Sunshine Coast are planning to walk out of classes this month. 28, 29 and 30 November, the protests will be held outside state parliaments.
UK: Manchester and Cambridge Students Protest Climate Change Inaction
University of Manchester students protest climate change
It has come to our knowledge that student activists from the University of Manchester and Cambridge took part in climate change protests today, on November 8. In Manchester, the protest was organised by the pressure group Extinction Rebellion. They often organize radical protests aiming to raise awareness about climate change. According to The Manchester Tab, the students went outside the Manchester Students' Union “to pressure the government to take climate change more seriously.”
Zero Carbon Activists distupt Shell's annual lecture
In Cambridge, a group Zero Carbon activists have disrupted Shell annual lecture held in Emmanuel College's Queens Building. The lecture discussing "the role that traditional oil and gas companies could play in the Energy Transition." The event had prominent Shell executives present including Chief Executive for Shell, Andrew Brown. According to The Tab, Zero Carbon members spoke with Andrew Brown “about a number of climate issues, such as meager Shell's investments in renewable energy (only 10% of total revenue), and Shell's alleged human rights abuses in the Niger delta against the Ogoni people.
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