Children, not thrilled about a dying planet and a compromised future, are rising up. In less than six months, one 15 year old’s lone protest outside the Swedish parliament has snowballed into global classroom walk-outs.
The #schoolstrike4climate’s central message is that grown-ups need to start taking climate change seriously. Senior politicians, rather brilliantly making the strikers’ points for them, have responded with sulky putdowns and verbal pats on the head.
So what to make of all this? Are the kids hopelessly – if understandably – oversimplifying things? Is Theresa May actively trying to alienate the next generation? And does skipping school on a friday make the blindest bit of difference?
Two haggard, irrelevant old geezers discuss.
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