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School students around the world go on climate strike.

School students around the world go on climate strike.

School students around the world have gone on strike to demand action on climate change.

Organisers said more than a million people were expected to join the action in at least 110 countries on Friday.

They are calling on politicians and businesses to take urgent action to slow global warming.

The strikes are inspired by student Greta Thunberg, who has become a global figurehead since protesting outside Sweden's parliament in 2018.

Carrying a "school strike for climate change" sign, the then 15-year-old said she was refusing to attend classes until Swedish politicians took action.

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