The Meaning of the Youth Climate Movement

Here is a brief video that shows the nature and prospects for the global youth climate movement led by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg and others even younger, who realize that they will be the real victims of the accelerating climate chaos as the planet heats up. Sociologist, Dana R. Fisher adds some context on how the youth climate march evolves.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/youth-marches-for-climate-action-draw-millions-around-the-world?fbclid=IwAR2zpYV0fT5-S7QG3ny77BnwkhOjwhUCtIjQHHI6VTWe_gs9Ks1OzFrK6o0

As Greta Thunberg put it the other day at the UN Climate Summit, New York City, Sept. 2019

“People are suffering; people are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is the money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!”

Greta gives Trump the Eye of disgust

The comfort and false security of the status quo is fast disappearing, even for the very rich and privileged. Although the world’s poorest nations will suffer most at first, despite the fact that they have contributed least to the crisis, soon enough climate chaos will cross all walls of privilege.

 


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