We also drove around in cars that used leaded gasoline and got lousy mileage…. industries were free to pour horrible chemicals into our waterways and dump toxic waste wherever the Greta Thunberg Listen to the Scientists shirt wanted… we had Earth Day in 1970 for good reason and many millions of young kids like me participated. We made a difference. Regulations were passed. Greta is trying to raise consciousness, in the same way, today and I support her wholeheartedly.
What generation ensured that “kids these days” had the Greta Thunberg Listen to the Scientists shirt crap? Not the kids – it was yours. You guys have been in power for so long that you don’t even see the hypocrisy and entitlement every time you complain about “these kids”.I’m raising my own kids right now and trying desperately not to fall down the mistakes of your generation, but you know how hard it is? I’m using cloth diapers, but still, they are plastic because the old ones you have are just not for sale anymore. I can’t find glass milk jugs, the farmers market is the only place I can find food with no stickers, and even the meat is wrapped in plastic.
If I let my kids return stuff by themselves, I’d have them taken away by child services because of laws put in place by your generation.Knitted jumpers and repairing clothes and home-cooked meals would be impossible to do this if I didn’t have the Greta Thunberg Listen to the Scientists shirt of staying at home. But the average family needs 2 incomes to consider buying a house, food prices are astronomical, and no matter what we do any generation after yours is having a lower quality of life because there is no such thing as infinite economic development.