- Mar 8, 2019
These kids are an inspiration. They are the future, change is coming.
Because I keep reminding people that the IPCC calls for an increase in use of nuclear energy to fight climate change, and those who do that are more likely to be kicked out of the protest than those who mix anti-nuclear ideology with fight against CC. And yes, it can get heated because people assume you're here to cause trouble.
Pretty much. I'm here in little Beaumont, California and the post in the community FB page is a bunch of "Climate change isn't real!" Or "I'll kick my kid's ass if they participate."Too bad the people in power and their right wing propaganda machine just write it off as kids being brainwashed by their left wing, atheist, commie teachers using scare tactics to further their satanic agenda and another reason why we need charter schools or home school with the only book you ever need to read.
Organizing and participating in this is infinitely more useful than a day of school.
I had no idea people would get violent in those protests.Because I keep reminding people that the IPCC calls for an increase in use of nuclear energy to fight climate change, and those who do that are more likely to be kicked out of the protest than those who mix anti-nuclear ideology with fight against CC. And yes, it can get heated because people assume you're here to cause trouble.
So, not going. It's not safe (and I'd feel like a hypocrite).
LEss about changing his mind and more about galvanizing others to the cause. The reason we're in this mess is because for decades no one pushed the issue. We sat on our asses like a bunch of idiots.
They’re 18 or will be soon. Their vote is going to count here in coming elections. The more empowered they feel, the more progressive politicans will get into power.
whats the cost?Seems like Greta Thunberg, the Swedish girl who inspired this movement, have been nominated for Nobel's Peace Price.
I wholeheartedly support her nomination.
You know, people need to start somewhere.
I wouldnt say Millenials were a failure, we got pessimistic from having no one supporting us and being ignored and ridiculed for speaking out. The test of the Millennials will be if our generation can get back up and support the Gen Xers. Together the two generations are not far age wise and numbers wise from being able to change the direction the worlds politics finally.Here in Belgium, the kids have decided to keep going until may, when we've got federal and European elections. They're trying to keep the message in the voter's mind. We've already had our climate minister getting sacked because she lied, saying these protests weren't real and a conspiracy from the left. It gives me hope for the future.
On the other hand, the amount of vitriol some people have been spewing is just baffling. I never realized Belgium had this many climate-deniers, cynical old dipshits and even people my age who just laugh it off, share some Greta Thunberg or Anuna De Wever-meme and say "nothing's going to change".
The millenial generation's basically been a massive failure. These kids, though... Like I said, I'm very proud.
Sounds like you're kicking ass at being a dad. Major props.
It's a powerful visual that grabs the attention of the media and the public, and makes climate change more central in the mind of the public, which leads to more pressure on elected officials.
Thank you for posting this. I was in downtown Porto today doing college work and I, unfortunately, could not participate.
That's the goto argument for anyone who hates seeing kids getting involved and making the adults squirm for their complete inaction and laziness in ensuring a planet for these kids.
I thought about putting a
An estimated 1 million young people in 128 countries skipped school Friday to demand stronger climate policies in what may be one of the largest environmental protests in history.
“This movement had to happen, we didn’t have a choice,” wrote the Swedish activist and strike leader Greta Thunberg with other young climate activists in the Guardian Friday. “We knew there was a climate crisis ... We knew, because everything we read and watched screamed out to us that something was very wrong.”
Trying to change the minds of people on the opposite end of the aisle isn’t the goal; the goal is to motivate and/or change the minds of those in the middle (and those on the same side, but politically inactive).