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Youth strike for climate change movement reaches Japan

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I saw a glacier in Switzerland in the 70's. Saw it again in the 90's. It has been melting since the end of the ice age. Don't think people or gassy cows are causing it.

So based on a glacier you haven’t seen in at least 20 years, you are convinced by personal experience that scientific consensus based on millions of worldwide observations is wrong?

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The fact that there were only 20 students reflects the state of awareness in this country fueled by government and media lack of urgency in covering the issues that really matter.

Climate change and biodiversity crises that have finally managed to make world healines, are regulalry ignored, glossed over, or relegated to minor stories here.

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While optimism is often coupled with naivete in youth, I admire anyone with convictions to want to improve something - themselves, society or the world.

I have been around long enough to be sceptical and unfortunately, jaded on the chances of success, but I can appreciate the sentiment.

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Ganbatte!

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There's big money to be made in the Global Warming caper! Billions and billions! Al Gore knows all about it!

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This is big. For Japanese students to rise up, shows that a serious change is needed.

Not too long ago, the Supreme Court approved to hear the case of the students that filed a lawsuit against the US government for violating their constitutional rights due to the use of fossil fuels.

Kids all over the world are stepping up to fight for their future that adults won’t.

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Sleeping in vehicles,idling vehicles at supermarkets,lack of respect for speed limits-Japan could easily rectify a huge amount of wasteful emissions overnight!

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There's big money to be made in the Global Warming caper! Billions and billions! Al Gore knows all about it!

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At first I was saying to myself: Oh dear, the global warming indoctrination has reached Japan. But then it says that only 20 students showed up...

But why is such a small demo news?

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The politicisation of climate change to justify party political agenda could well be the most Immediate threat to find consensus. The Governments of China and India won't accept responsibility and are unlikely to change course.

15-year-old Greta Thunberg education, failure to attend classes, could well end up a casualty to the very cause Greta Thunberg prescribes to represent.

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I saw a glacier in Switzerland in the 70's. Saw it again in the 90's. It has been melting since the end of the ice age. Don't think people or gassy cows are causing it.

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We're all going to die! Go back to class kids.

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