If the social order is disrupted by the students' refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. In a speech at the United Nations in December, Thunberg said: "You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes".
The global strike was inspired by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who decided last August she was going to miss school on Fridays and picket outside the Rikstag, otherwise known as the Swedish parliament, to raise awareness about global warming instead.
Coleman says Friday's campaign received some help from adults, including The Future Coalition, but much of the planning and preparation was done by young volunteers across the country.
"If you're panicked right now, good", the Washtenaw International High School student said Friday, March 15 during the Washtenaw County Climate Strike on the University of Michigan Diag.
Some politicians have criticized the students, suggesting they should be spending their time in school, not on the streets.
This is a rapidly growing worldwide movement that flowed from Greta's individual decision on 20 August a year ago to take Friday off school to sit on the ground outside the Swedish Parliament Building in Stockholm demanding change.
"A movement of deregulation, it really concerns me, because we can see the direct correlation between fossil fuel practices, carbon emissions, the greenhouse effect and climate change as a whole", said CU Boulder student Mike Jacobs. "The youth hereby declare a national emergency on climate change".
Students play with an inflatable globe as they march to demand action on climate change in Rome Friday
In Australia, Education Minister Dan Tehan said the strike was "not something that we should encourage".
This time students are taking part in a day of global action with more than 90 countries participating.
"That's why they need our support", he said.
Supporting the kids: The 62-year-old wrote on Instagram: "You know the world has changed coz (sic) we caught a train to join #ClimateStrike with the school kids, they were amazing".
One of the photos shared by the 31-year-old featured a student holding a sign that read: "I am no longer accepting the things I can not change".
Forman: We're hoping to impact the business leaders and politicians who refuse to accept the situation. This is a movement and we won't give up until they take appropriate action.
Thousands marched through central London with banners reading "The future is in our hands" and "We're missing lessons to teach you one". "If no one wants to fight for me, I'm going to have to fight for myself". This strike isn't just a protest, it's also a symbol of moving forward and making progress on climate change legislation.
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