On Monday and Tuesday, people took part in climate action protests in over 60 cities around the world. A group called Extinction Rebellion planned the protests to call attention to the climate crisis.
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In today's news roundup, another Global Climate Strike ends a week of climate action, Jacques Chirac, past president of France, dies, Mattel lets kids decide if their dolls are boys or girls, and a Pennsylvania truck leaves an omelet behind.
On Friday, people around the world took part in a Global Climate Strike that is believed to be the largest climate protest in history. Event organizers say around 4 million people took part.
Last Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for a national election in Canada. The move kicked off a 40-day election period that will end with a vote on October 21.
A Global Climate Strike is planned for this Friday, September 20. The youth-led climate strike movement has encouraged adults to join them this time, and leaders expect the strike to be far larger than earlier strikes.
In today's news roundup, the second Democratic debate will only have 10 people, Karachi struggles with swarms of flies, Greta Thunberg arrives in the US, and Barcelona's police offer cover-up kits to swimmers who have lost their clothes.
On Sunday, around 100 people in Iceland held an unusual funeral - for a glacier. The short ceremony marked the passing of one glacier and was meant as a warning to help save the glaciers that remain.
On July 29, the government of Ethiopia said the country planted more than 350 million trees in 12 hours as part of a project called "Green Legacy". The government believes its tree-planting effort has set a world record.
Greta Thunberg, who started a worldwide movement to encourage action on the climate crisis, has announced that she will arrive for an important climate meeting in New York by sailboat.
The climate crisis is quite serious - scientists believe that humans have around 11 years to get global heating under control. Still, there is some good news that suggests that progress is being made.