Hundreds rally at Capitol to protest climate change inaction

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Hundreds of students in Madison are walking out of class and gathering outside the state Capitol to protest what they see as a lack of government action to combat climate change.

The rally was part of a series of student climate change protests around the world Friday.

The Madison students held signs that read "No Jobs on a Dead Planet" and "This Is Our Future." Audrey Ehrhardt, a 15-year-old sophomore at Madison West High School, showed up with the planet Earth painted on her cheek and a sign that read "Be a Part of the Solution, Not Part of the Pollution."

She says climate change affects everyone and people need to start caring. She says people "need to do everything in their power to help save the world, basically."