You support the youth climate ‘strike’.
Hardly surprising for readers of this blog but an overwhelming majority of you support those young people who walked out of school to protest over climate inaction; of 341 respondents, 95.6% (326) support the ‘strike’ and 4.4% (15) do not.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesperson was reported as saying, rather unwisely I thought;
Everybody wants young people to be engaged in the issues that affect them most so that we can build a brighter future for all of us,
but it is important to emphasise that disruption increases teacher’s workloads and wastes lesson time that teachers have carefully prepared for.
That time is crucial for young people precisely so that they can develop into the top scientists, engineers and advocates that we need to help tackle this problem.
I agree that climate change is a major issue of our times and of the future that the youth will see more of than will the aged, so that colours my view, but I was at least as cheered by the action as the subject of the action. At least, I hope I would have voted the same way in the poll if the action had been in favour of ignoring climate change. Hmmm, would I?