Adults also need to decide whether or not they define sixteen-year-olds as adults or not. Baby Boomers like to claim that all teenagers are self absorbed and only care about cell phones and Netflix, but when a teenager speaks out on important issues, they say we need to leave it to the adults.
So, you mean to tell me that when a sixteen-year-old girl gets pregnant, ¨She's an adult and needs to take responsibility for her actions.¨ Yet, when a sixteen-year-old speaks out about climate change, she's just a misinformed child that needs to stay in her lane.
Let me tell you folks, this is our lane. Our generation is the future, and all we are trying to do is make sure there will be an earth left for us.
In the words of Thunberg herself, ¨You say that you love your children above everything else. And yet you are stealing their future.¨
People like to ignore the climate change issue because it scares them to think about, but they should be scared. We should all be scared.
But the way to deal with that fear is not to repress it and continue living life as you have all your life left to not face the problem. If you're scared, make a change. Go to a rally, plant a tree, write a letter to your congressman, anything! No matter how small or big the act is, as long as you're not ignoring the problem, you are making a difference.
There are tons of little things you can do to help the climate crisis that won't affect your day-to-day life in the slightest. For example, use bamboo or metal straws, don't drink from single-use plastic bottles, use a bamboo toothbrush, or reusable shopping bags. The ways you can help us protect the planet are so simple when you think about it.
No act or person is too small to make a difference. Denying climate change doesn't make it less real, and insulting Greta Thunberg doesn't make her less right.
Until next time gang,