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Everything You Need to Know About the Youth Climate Strike on March 15

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This Friday, March 15, students all over the world will play hooky for the day. But they won't be skipping school for the typical Ferris Bueller-inspired activities — instead; they'll be using the day to participate in the Youth Climate Strike. Those striking are skipping school to protest the climate crisis affecting our planet, and to demand that political leaders do a better job in fighting against climate change. 

Here's everything you need to know about Friday's strikes, from why the strikes are happening to how to get involved.