I was a little disappointed that my children weren’t involved in today’s children’s climate strike. They love their schools, but I wasn’t about to suggest the idea – it would have to come from them. If we have taught our children well, taught them to understand science, economics, the issues of the environment and how to participate in civil society, then this is a simply a demonstration of these skills. They know that the next 11 years are vital. By the time they become adults, it will be too late. What else should they do?
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