Urging patience and practicality, adults theorize about the possible devastating effects of the climate crisis. But their possible tomorrows are the nightmarish likelihood of the soon-to-be present for Greta and her generation.
With all due respect, small ideas aren’t going to cut it. Replacing single-use plastic bags from our supermarkets and replacing them with paper bags from desperately needed trees just makes some people feel better.
I know that there are people, lots of people, with personal problems and responsibilities, places they need to be and things they need to do just to survive. They do not have the luxury of staying in bed until their courage kicks in to face the day.
The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.