Children around the are going on . They are unhappy because their countries are doing too to fight climate change. There is a growing international called School Strike for Climate. Instead of going to school, students have been skipping to take part in protests. Many protests are outside government . The movement began in August 2018 when Swedish student Greta Thunberg stood outside Sweden's government. She held a that read: "School strike for climate". Photos of her went on social media. Students are now copying her.
In 2019, strikes have taken place across Europe, North America and Australia. Students held reading, "Why learn without a ?" "If you do not act as , we will" and "Like the sea , we rise." A worldwide strike is planned for March 15. Many scientists, and teachers congratulated the students. However, not supports . Australia's leader called for "more learning in schools and activism". A U.K. journalist wrote: "If children really must wag their at older for some imaginary sin, I wish they'd do it at the weekend."