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Why these climate change strikers are wasting time

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https://paularbair.wordpress.com/2019/0 ... -strikers/

Excellent article.

Highly recommend reading it.
It is not quite clear what the young protesters can really expect or hope to obtain with their “climate strikes�. Presumably, their goal is to constrain governments to “take action� – radical action, that is – to fight climate change. Presumably, for most of them this means mandating by law a very rapid fossil fuel phase out and transition to renewable energy sources – meaning solar and wind power.

They’re likely to be disappointed: no such legally binding mandate is going to be adopted and enforced. Not in the short term, and not in the long term. And this is not only because of the entrenched power and influence of fossil fuel industries, or of the cowardice, incompetence and moral corruption of policy makers. These are of course part of the problem, yet they are not the main reasons why the transition to “clean energy� is being held back.
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Are all these protesters likely to give up their mobile phones? Their trainers? Will the wearers of fossil derived clothing give that up? Will they turn off their heating? Or do they expect everyone else to do it?
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woodburner wrote:Are all these protesters likely to give up their mobile phones? Their trainers? Will the wearers of fossil derived clothing give that up? Will they turn off their heating? Or do they expect everyone else to do it?
Agree.

https://www.resilience.org/stories/2019 ... -strikers/

The comments on this website are insightful.

Lots of green activists attacking the idea that individuals should go on a "energy diet" as advocated by the writer.

Astonishing really.
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Some interesting points of view, but I am locking this thread as we already have a thread on this subject.
http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/vie ... hp?t=27131
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Post by kenneal - lagger »

Adam, I've just posted to this thread in error even though you say it is locked.
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