Title Is the ‘Zero Hour’ youth climate march a turning point, or more of the same? Media name/outlet The Conversation Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 20/07/18 Description This weekend, young climate activists will march through Washington DC’s National Mall. The rally, part of the Zero Hour movement, is another sign of the concern and dismay felt by young people after 30-plus years of prevarication and hesitation by their elders.
Just as young Americans are realising that their schools won’t be made safe by the “thoughts and prayers” of the usual politicians, nor will their climate be safe if they leave matters to people who have spent decades failing to slow the acceleration of the climate problem.
But what new methods are they bringing to the table to boost climate action? And are children really a source of hope for an issue on which adults have hitherto failed?
URL https://theconversation.com/is-the-zero-hour-youth-climate-march-a-turning-point-or-more-of-the-same-100173 Persons Marc Hudson
- climate change