School children around the world have been going on . They are that their governments are doing too to fight climate change. The strikes are of a growing international movement called School Strike for Climate. Instead of going to school, students across the have been skipping classes to take part in protests. Many of the protests have been outside government . The movement began in August 2018 when Swedish student Greta Thunberg stood outside Sweden's government every Friday. She held a that read: "School strike for climate". Photos of her went on social media. Students organized themselves and copied Ms Thunberg's .
The movement is growing . In 2019, strikes have taken place across Europe, North America and Australia. Over 45,000 students protested on one in Switzerland and Germany. Students have held reading, "Why learn without a ?" "If you do not act as adults, we will" and "Like the sea level, we rise." The first worldwide strike will take place on March 15. Many scientists, politicians and congratulated the students for their activism. However, not everyone is on the students' . Australia's leader called for "more learning in schools and less ". A journalist in the U.K. wrote: "If children really must wag their at older generations for some sin, I wish they'd do it at the ."