One unfortunate side-effect (in my case at least) of engaging in the rough and tumble of the online climate debate is that it can leave you feeling somewhat jaded, and a little battered. Even though I think the school strike for climate is a good thing, I do find it hard to get too enthusiastic. I’m also well aware that it’s easy to say that we should be getting emissions to ~zero, but much harder to decide how we should do so, and even harder to actually do so. There are many factors to consider. Climate change could clearly have severely negative impacts if we don’t start doing something to reduce emissions soon. On the other hand, we also have to be aware that people could also suffer if we aren’t careful about how we go about reducing emissions. It’s not simple, or easy.
However, putting all that to one side, school children are telling us that we should take this issue seriously. I agree.