Since then, she has been missing lessons most Fridays to stage her regular protests.
"We have proposed Greta Thunberg because climate change, if it is not stopped, will be the main cause of wars, conflicts and refugee flows in the future", said one of the nominating MPs, Freddy André Øvstegård.
But scientists have backed the protests, with thousands signing petitions in support of the students in Britain, Finland and Germany.
"We're out to look after the planet, because it's the only one we've got", he said. "We can't vote, yet it's our futures that will be most affected by climate change". "Because in a sense, it's incredibly courageous not to go to school for once".
"We've been talking to some students who aren't able to come to our strike because it's too far, and they're doing their own mini-marches around their schools", says organizer Julia Sampson. In 2015, world leaders agreed in Paris to a goal of keeping the Earth's global temperature rise by the end of the century well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). "One of those is compatible with life, the other isn't".
Omar is also supporting her daughter's movement by promising to attend the nationwide protest in Washington, DC, on Friday.
In France, activist groups launched legal action this week for failing to do enough to fight climate change, citing a similar successful effort in the Netherlands.
Marlborough Mayor John Leggett, on right, is called out from a meeting by students protesting climate change.
"Politicians that have been in power for so long have let us down", she says.
In a statement published on Wednesday, student organisers asked the government to establish youth representatives in the Steering Committee on Climate Change - an interdepartmental environmental action group - saying: "It could be a great advantage to have youth representation for climate change in Hong Kong as this would allow future generations to have a voice and more control over our collective future".
Doha Khan, a student from Adelaide, says she's "very lucky" to have the support of both her parents and her school to go on strike.
"When I saw that (Fridays for Future) was planning to have an inaugural protest in the USA on March 15th, I sent out a message to a few friends to see if they wanted to organize a student strike in Bellingham", Gardner said in an email.
Honored to welcome the Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar to the Vice President's residence for breakfast this morning to begin St. Parliament voted later in the day to request a delay of the planned March 29 exit.
The 71 billion USA dollars deal gives Disney the prized 20th Century Fox studios and other media production units. Former Warner Bros. executive Craig Hunegs will be president of Disney Television Studios.
The report claims that Real Madrid are willing to sell the Colombian for £70million at the end of the season. The 46-year-old Frenchman was re-instated as Real's manager for his second stint at the club on Monday.
As noticed by Michael Young on Twitter , Android Q has a new option that allows users to force desktop mode . The major barrier to testing the new version of Android is having the right phone in the first place.
Tesla has released the first image of its upcoming Model Y that reveals the full profile of the vehicle, but not much else. Tesla has previously revealed only shaded computer renderings of the Model Y.
Instagram influencer Felicite Tomlinson - sister of One Direction singer Louis Tomlinson - has died at the age of 18. Sources tell TMZ , the devastated singer was very close to his sister and is now spending time with family.
Police said there are a number of causalities but did not specify how many. "It's a very serious and grave situation", Bush said. Country's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has described the Christchurch mass shooting as " one of New Zealand's darkest days ".
Seattle lost Sweezy to the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday, the first day that free agents could sign with other teams. I think he played better than he did the year before for (offensive-line coach) Mike (Solari) with the Giants.
It is a public FOB, and not a railway FOB. "Railway traffic is not affected", Central Railway PRO AK Jain said, in a statement. ANI reported that senior police officers and the fire brigade, as well as ambulances, were rushed to the location.
After the votes, however, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the House, reiterating his support for another referendum. And anti-Brexit campaigners haven't abandoned the idea of a new referendum on remaining in the EU.
SC lifts Sreesanth’s life ban, its BCCI’s call now
The court passes the verdict while allowing a writ filed by Sreesanth challenging the BCCI disciplinary committee's decision. The issue of Sreesanth's ban might be discussed on the sidelines of the meeting as well.
I will be in the postseason again, vows LeBron James
Rajon Rondo buried a 3 to give the Lakers a 98-84 lead going to the fourth. "We're still playing playoff teams", James said. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points to lead six Milwaukee scorers in double figures in a win at New Orleans.
Iran sanctions may affect oil deliveries to Greece
The sanctions have started to have an effect on the Iranian economy and the regime is desperate to find ways around sanctions. Shipping data showed at least two Panama flagged tankers - the Sarak and the Sobar - were re-flagged to Iran on January 1.
Michael Bennett: I used to hate the Patriots
Bennett's brother, Martellus, played for the Patriots in the 2016 season and won a Super Bowl (LI). "I think I love that". The Eagles announced a trade with the New England Patriots on Thursday. "Now I need to take that back".
Slack Is Testing out a Dark Mode to iOS and Android Users
As noted above, the feature is now limited to just the beta users. 9to5Mac also reveals how to enable it for yourself. You'll see there's another option , Use my Windows mode , which follows whatever the current Windows OS setting is.