Global Climate Strike

Global climate strikes are planned for September 20 – 27th and I’ll be attending the Aberdeen strike on September 20th from 11am – 2pm. There’s a map at https://globalclimatestrike.net where you can find your local event. I urge everyone to attend for the sake of your children and grandchildren or, if you’re young, then for your own future.

It’s hard to believe that there are people who still deny the science of climate change but there are. I know there are because – I’m ashamed to admit – they are members of my own family. Climate change deniers don’t accept that the world is getting hotter while others think scientists are fudging the temperature records to further their careers and others again think humans are not the cause. These people are a minority but they have a disproportionately large amount of influence (think Donald Trump). They will not be remembered favourably by history but they’ll be long dead by then, having left their descendants to clean up the mess.

I learnt about climate change in high school when I was 13. That was 30 years ago now. Had my parent’s generation acted 30 years ago it would have been easy to solve the problem through gradual change. But now we’ve run out of time and the problem is infinitely worse than it was back then. It’s up to my generation now and we must act.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Global Climate Strike

  1. We live in a depressing time where political agenda supersedes rationality. The cost of compliance (to my country) is virtually insignificant compared with the potential advantages of thwarting worldwide climate disaster. Even if the eventual effects are not as severe as projected, it is a small price to pay for the possibility we could still make a difference. I have studied, learned an obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in my early years, and find myself highly disappointed at the gullibility of our current presidents followers in this day and age. We are better than this! M 😦

    1. I too am disappointed by the gullibility. There are many similarities now as with the tobacco industry claims from the past that smoking was not harmful. It’s astonishing that people have not learnt from that. A big difference between then and now is that individuals could choose not to smoke if they wanted to but we’re all on the same planet and sharing the same atmosphere and we’re all forced to deal with the consequences, even people who play very little part in the cause.

  2. I forgot you have climate change deniers in your family, unless I’m remembering wrong that you wrote about that. I try to be understanding of everyone’s attitudes but denying seems to me just selfishness by another name.

    1. I think this is why I feel even more obligation than most to do something about it – kind of as a way to make up for my relatives. I can be understanding of someone whose views cause no harm to others but these views are dangerous and affecting all of us.

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