YOUNGSTERS are gearing up for what could be the biggest climate strike yet.

Students across Brighton have taken to the streets many times this year demanding action on climate change.

But tomorrow they hope workers will join them in solidarity.

University workers, parents and council workers have all pledged their support in recent weeks.

Organiser Emily Carr, 18, said past strikes had done well to raise awareness of climate change.

But she demanded the Government take more action.

“Boris Johnson has filled his Cabinet with climate change deniers and I doubt he believes in it himself,” she said.

“We’re an apolitical movement, but it’s hard to see him doing much to mitigate climate change.

“We should be panicking. This is an emergency.

“It should be treated like a foreign war or a civil war.”

Ms Carr said marchers wanted to highlight climate change abroad.

“It may not be affecting us now, but it’s affecting indigenous people in the Amazon,” she said.

“We need people to be aware of their struggle.”

Marchers will assemble at Hove Lawns at 11am tomorrow.

They will then march down the seafront, up to Western Road and North Street before finishing at The Level at 1pm.

Speakers include Brighton Pavilion MP Caroline Lucas and European Parliament member Alexandra Phillips.

Trade unions will also be involved in the strike after the Trade Union Congress called on its members to campaign for half an hour in support of the students.

Universities and Colleges Union organiser Nadia Edmond said staff from Brighton University will take action tomorrow.

“Brighton Youth4ClimateAction have called for our support and we will not let them down,” she said.

“All trade union members, other staff and students will be invited to show their solidarity with the fight against climate change.”

Meanwhile Brighton and Hove City Council has said those in school can strike as long as they have their parents’ permission.

And more than 300 parents in the city have signed a petition in support of their children.

Ellie Wyatt, part of the Parents for Future campaign group, said young people feel let down.

She said: “None of us want our children to feel that the only way to get the attention this crisis deserves is to strike from school.

“But every sign points to the fact that their future is bleak unless we all step up.

“There is no time to lose.”

Sussex Police has advised disruption is likely in the city tomorrow.

In previous protests, traffic in North Street came to a standstill as students sat outside Barclays bank.

Superintendent Chris Veale said he anticipated delays.

“Anyone planning to be driving or using public transport in the city centre should be aware that their plans may be affected,” he said.