Students in 40 towns and cities across the UK are set to miss school and go on strike this Friday in a fight against climate change, Evening Standard is reporting.
Inspired by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, environmentally conscious students are calling for the government to take action on global warming.
A coalition of students from YouthStrike4Climate, the UK Student Climate Network and the UK Youth Climate Coalition are striking to demand action from the Government.
The coalition says its students are “driven by an alarming lack of Government leadership on climate action over previous decades.”
The first day of strike action will be on Friday, February 15, when students will skip school to demonstrate against global warming.
The coalition is calling on the Government to declare “a state of climate emergency” and educate the British public in the seriousness of global warming.
They are also demanding a change to the school curriculum which will include climate change.
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