<p>Young demonstrators join a #FridaysForFuture #YouthStrike4Climate event outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Hundreds of young people in the city walked out of school and took to the streets as part of a global youth-led day of action bringing attention to climate change.</p> <p>Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist who started skipping school on Fridays in August, 2018 to protest outside Sweden's parliament, school and university students worldwide who share her alarm and anger have joined her movement.</p>

Young demonstrators join a #FridaysForFuture #YouthStrike4Climate event outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England. Hundreds of young people in the city walked out of school and took to the streets as part of a global youth-led day of action bringing attention to climate change.

Inspired by Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old environmental activist who started skipping school on Fridays in August, 2018 to protest outside Sweden's parliament, school and university students worldwide who share her alarm and anger have joined her movement.

Photograph Tolga Akmen, AFP/Getty

Kids striking against climate change: 'We're fighting for our lives'

From Vanuatu to California, young people went on a "climate strike" to bring attention to the way climate change threatens their futures.

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