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Skipping School To Protest Climate Change

Students around the country are skipping class Friday to protest inaction on climate change. It's part of a wave of pressure by young people as Democrats struggle to agree on a climate policy.
Teenagers in Philadelphia prepare a banner for the "U.S. Youth Climate Strike." Students around the world have skipped school as a protest to call for more action on climate change. Source: Jeff Brady

Students across the U.S. plan to skip school Friday as a protest to call for more action to address climate change. Organizers have dubbed the event the "U.S. Youth Climate Strike."

It's an extension of similar protests around the world that began last summer with teenager , and gained attention when Thunberg delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations climate summit in December, chastising

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