…..we took care of it.
Molly made a video answering this question about 5 years ago, showing simple solutions to stop global climate change and these increasing environmental disasters. She was in 5th grade.
Today, as a high school Freshman, she came home visibly upset about the town hall at school that predicted we have about 12 years to correct our human behavior before we reach a tipping point. Where we cross the line and start the official road trip to extinction.
She said “You always said you had faith that my generation would find a solution, but in 12 years we will barely be out of college…..”
These kids are going to hate us. Fact is, we have solutions now, but none of our elected representatives are braver enough to challenge the Big Corporations who demand the harvesting and burning of fossil fuels. No matter what. Just like sensible gun laws, they are cowards and are willing to sacrifice their children and grandchildren on the alter of these merchants of death.
Dont know how to answer Molly anymore. We are failing her. All of them. This is the biggest crisis we face and we are doing nothing. Think of it in terms of Game of Thrones and Jon Snow is explaining to everyone that it doesn’t matter who sits on the iron throne if mankind has been obliterated by The Frost King (decent allegory). Doesn’t matter what decisions world leaders make, or what party is in control, if they are ignoring the #1 threat to life on Earth.
There is no “planet B”
12 years from now, if it’s truly “game over,” what do we tell the children? Oops, my bad?
We don’t deserve these kids if we can’t protect them. They certainly deserve better than us.