Children are going on strike worldwide. They are unhappy because their countries are not doing enough to fight climate change. There is a growing movement called School Strike for Climate. Students are skipping classes to take part in street protests. Many protests are outside government buildings. The movement began in August 2018 when Swedish student Greta Thunberg protested in Sweden. Photos of her went viral on social media. Students are now copying her.
Strikes have taken place across Europe, North America and Australia. Students held banners reading, "Why learn without a future?" and "Like the sea level, we rise." A worldwide strike is planned for March 15. Not everyone supports the students. Australia's leader called for "more learning in schools and less activism". A journalist wrote: "If children…must wag their fingers at older generations for some imaginary sin, I wish they'd do it at the weekend."