Kids in US, Australia, NZ Join Global Youth Climate Strikes
Students in more than 100 countries are walking out of school today as a message to adults that they’re not doing enough about climate change. In the U.S., Minnesota’s Isra Hirsi, daughter of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, is one of three organizers of the U.S. Youth Climate Strike, which has organized 150 protests around the nation.
How did this movement start? Teenage activist Greta Thunberg first protested outside Sweden’s Parliament last August, but her #FridaysforFuture campaign went viral after she spoke at a December summit in Poland.
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