Hundreds of kids across N.J. plan to skip school because leaders aren’t addressing climate change

Climate strike

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM – On Friday, kids across the Garden State will skip school for a global cause.

Students in New Jersey, across the United States and around the world have organized “climate strikes” as part of a surging youth effort to push global leaders to take immediate action to address climate change.

The New Jersey students have formed a coalition called the NJ Youth Climate Strike to organize its efforts. The group is calling for world leaders to take steps to slash greenhouse gas emissions in order to keep the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees celsius by 2030 …

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