In an ideal world, adults should behave like adults, rather than like children. The U.S. has the equivalent of a toddler-in-chief, he acts very much like a 2 year old and throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way. Most of the conservatives in the country refuse to confront with reality--they are so in love with their beautiful rhetoric that when it doesn't match the real world, they stay with the rhetoric anyway.
There is more one conservative in here--even one that has a degree in geology--that pretend that the planet hasn't warmed in 20 years, despite massive evidence to the contrary, and no evidence at all to support his claim. Unfortunately, there is no rational argument that will work with such an irrational person. I'm not sure if children could organize enough to lead an effective protest, but I think that if conservatives in this country keep ignoring the problems in front of their faces they may end up with something much worse than a strike by children.