“I’m supposed to be in school, but instead I’m out here trying to make sure that my kids don’t grow up in a wasteland.”


— Arielle Geismar, 17, student protestor, activist

From Sydney to Seoul, Berlin to New York, children skipped school en masse Friday to demand action on climate change.

It was a stark display of the alarm of a generation. It was also a glimpse of the anger directed at older people who have not, in the protesters’ view, taken global warming seriously enough.