Wellington/Sydney — Thousands of school students walked out of class across Australia and New Zealand on Friday as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. "Climate change is worse than Voldemort", read one student's handmade sign in Wellington, referring to the evil wizard in the hugely popular Harry Potter books and films. "The oceans are rising, so are we," read another in Sydney. Student protests were held in capitals and cities across Australia and New Zealand from Wellington to Melbourne and Sydney, drawing tens of thousands of people, with more planned through Europe, Asia and the US later on Friday. The marches are part of a worldwide student strike movement, which started in August 2018 when 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg began protesting outside her parliament on school days. Norwegian legislators have nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize. "If we don't do something, it'll be our lives affected, not the 60-year-o...

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