The movement is just one of dozens that will happen around the world, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has been holding weekly protests in front of Sweden's parliament since August 2018.
She says the science on climate change is clear, and the time for action is now.
"We are calling on all students to join us to take action on our future!"
Following devastating hurricanes in the USA, record droughts in Cape Town and forest fires in the Arctic, the IPCC makes clear that climate change is already happening, upgraded its risk warning from previous reports, and warned that every fraction of additional warming would worsen the impact.
At a press conference announcing the amicus brief, students from the climate lawsuits declared their intent to strike and echoed the sentiments of Villasenor, Thunberg and others: why go to school, when the jobs they're training for might not be around?
Around the world, thousands of young people are demanding action on climate change.
The strikes have gained prominence and visibility in recent months across Europe, culminating with Thunberg's nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this week.
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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.
"Many people [are losing] their homes and livelihoods". And while the district says it encourages students to be informed and express their views, they should do it "outside the school day".
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? "But keep doing everything that you can to bring people with you because we cannot do this alone".
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"And we stand with you, as a council, as well".
"This is a lesson in itself", she said when asked about criticism of students missing school to attend.
He is helping organize a climate strike because he wants to ensure that future generations will experience the island's natural beauty and clean air.