"There is not sufficient and effective policy to keep the UK's carbon targets below where they need to be", he said.
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?
"Tomorrow we schoolstrike for our future", she added in another post.
"And we stand with you, as a council, as well". During the takeover, Guardian US will display its strongest recent climate change coverage from Guardian correspondents and columnists around the world.
"This strike is important to us because we are the future generation who has to bear the burden of inaction if our current government doesn't do anything to address the damage humans are causing to the earth and the atmosphere".
"I do not like the symbolism of sacrificing education to make political points", says Scott Segal, a partner at the law firm Bracewell, which represents energy companies. As voters, we will show we care about climate change.
Fortunately the strike coincided with lunchtime, but Mr Wood said he would have been happy to support them anyway.
"All the evidence speaks to the need to act today, and we all have a responsibility to rise to the challenge".
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"They are letting us down every single day they don't do that".
"It is not enough to talk on the margins about solving climate change", said former gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed. Yes we are failing but there is still time to turn everything around we can still fix this.
"Most of us are 16 to 17, and we are going to turn 18 soon".
Across the United Kingdom, organisers Youth Strike 4 Climate said protests took place in more than 60 towns and cities, with an estimated 15,000 taking part.
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What started out as a gathering outside Plymouth's Civic Centre turned into a protest through the streets when more than 100 students were told they were on private property.
"I've always been passionate about fixing something when I see something is wrong", says Coleman, whose environmental activism began with a campaign to help manatees.
Supporting the kids: The 62-year-old wrote on Instagram: "You know the world has changed coz (sic) we caught a train to join #ClimateStrike with the school kids, they were amazing". How can we just go on living our normal lives and doing business as usual when our leaders are doing nothing?