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  1. The protests are global but to fair to the children I don't think China, Russia or the USA will care what British children are saying. There are children across the world taking part in this so hopefully they will help to influence other countries policies. However, they can influence our government and we are still a member of the G7 etc. so we do have a lot of influence. We are also doing nowhere near enough ourselves and have a long way to go so they have every right to hold our government to account for their future.
  2. Apologies if this is off topic, but what's the point in discussing the science of climate change if we are not going to discuss it's impacts and how we can hopefully avert them.
  3. I'm going, I don't have any piercings, I have a scientific background, a good career and a nice family home. I also have children. I have spent most of my working life aware of climate change and the science. I have spent my whole life trying to do my little bit, taken part in protests, write to my MP, sign petitions etc, even support people taking the government to court over this. I have now realise that all this has been to no avail and I see that carbon emissions are still rising and there is a realistic threat, even a likely threat that the world my children will inhabit will be far more turbulent than the one we enjoy today. When famine, drought, wildfires, flooding happen people will be forced to move so it is not just the climate but the social impacts our children will have to deal with. So by all means call me crazy, mock me and the 1000s of others there who are only acting based on what the science is telling us. I hope the science is wrong and I hope that we are doing this for nothing, but it seems to me that we have few other choices left to us. By the way I've never been imprisoned or arrested before and it is not something I consider doing lightly but we have got the the point where it is now or never. I am prepared to risk my liberty, my career and my comfortable lifestyle. I can assure you many of the people who are involved are in similar situations to me and are having to wrestle with the idea of making sacrifices now to avert catastrophe We also as a country should be leading the way, we are wealthy, educated and have always stood up well in a crisis. If we don't act how can we expect others to.
  4. I feel an immense sense of grief about the impacts of climate change and environmental destruction in general. I wonder if those that feel we cannot impact our environment are aware that we have dried out seas, are causing the 6th mass extinction, rainforest destruction, coral bleaching, plastic pollution not to mention climate change. It is clear we impact the Earth and it is clear we will be leaving it environmentally in a far worse state than we inherited it. We all know deep down in our unconscious the harm we are doing and I believe it is hurting us whether we recognise it or not. Grief can lead to lead to denial, anger, depression and all of these can be seen on this forum. On this forum we all share a common interest and passion for nature and the forces it creates and the beauty, wonder and power it demonstrates. I think we all know deep down inside that we cannot just keep on living, exploiting nature the way we are and that at some point something is going to give. Hopefully at least we can all agree on that.
  5. I wonder what you all make of this. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/21/arctics-strongest-sea-ice-breaks-up-for-first-time-on-record
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