Thunberg spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poland this past December where she told lawmakers they were "not mature enough to tell it like it is". If you continue failing us in the future, we, the young people, will make change happen by ourselves.
Organisers claim students from schools in at least 18 areas of Scotland are preparing for strikes, inspired by the Fridays for Future movement.
The students are demanding action on climate change - an issue they say was caused by older generations but disproportionately impacts theirs.
But the budding activists have received encouragement from New Zealand Prime Minster Jacinda Ardern, who said it was important for the young generation to send a message.
After her first year 11 maths exam, Aisheeya will be getting the train from Western Sydney to Town Hall Station to take part in Sydney's instalment of the strikes. Almost 100 schools are expected to participate, Thunberg said on Twitter.
Strikers marching through Canterbury city centre
"A rallying cry and the "fear of missing out" has a powerful effect on young people".
"It's outrageous. But we're not going to sit and watch our futures being trashed due to their addiction to the fossil fuel industry", says Thorpe.
Whether or not your have heard of the "School Strike 4 Climate" before today, do you support your children, grandchildren or mokopuna if they choose to protest about climate change this Friday? The English Schools Foundation (ESF) said that it can not endorse an action that threatens to compromise student safety.
'We are only seeing the beginning, ' Ms Thunberg tweeted recently.
If serious action is not taken, scientists say an extreme temperature rise can have serious implications for the world including more climate refugees, climate-related deaths and more severe climate events.
"They're making a bigger contribution and learning more by doing this strike than anything they could possibly do at school", she told 3AW.
OR youth have an established history of climate activism.
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