Commenting on the story: School’s out for climate protest
Thanks to Jessica Bassano for her respectful coverage of Friday’s youth climate protest. It is great to hear from young people, not the usual suspects.
After years of cynical politicisation, epitomised by statements like “climate science is crap”, and antics with a lump of coal in the Federal Parliament, it is time to heed the urgent needs of the young in an age of global warming, to put aside ideological differences, and invest in rational conversations that unlock climate solutions.
It is encouraging that a non-partisan Parliamentary Friends of Climate Action formed recently. Co-chaired by two crossbenchers, Rebekha Sharkie MP (Mayo, SA) and Kerryn Phelps (Wentworth, NSW), it met for the first time on 18 February.
I hope it can help progress positive solutions in the next parliament, and urge present and future federal MPs and senators who are serious about doing something about climate risk to join.
There would surely be less need for protests if Australia’s parliament had been more capable of holding adult conversations and heeding the advice of climate and other relevant experts over the years. – Jim Allen
Thank goodness they are standing up for their future and change now.
I am all for it and I am 82.
I have grandchildren and I want a future for them and so should every other adult with children or grandchildren. Think of them and not yourself. – Roy Kirkby
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