Don't worry, I just noticed that I was not clear in my wording.treehuggingoctopus wrote: ↑Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:00 pmI was not really criticising you, and perhaps should have been clearer. What Greta (and XR, and many other persons/movements) is doing is invaluable, and it is great that the papers talk about her and praise her -- a good opportunity to press the issue. That said, what we need is a political movement, with both long and short term political aims -- feasible aims, moreover. XR has so far generally failed short here, which is perfectly understandable: while political actors involved are well-known, we know no legitimate means of effectively forcing them into action. There is some enthusiasm and energy building up, which is good news. Now if only we knew how to transform it into a political movement...
Political action definitely has to be taken. The "solution" will not come from us regulars recycling and not turning our lights on. That being said, populations should gather in public spaces and manifest their desire for something to be done. The culprits should be clearly signed. And public and private sectors should work together. However, I doubt that will happen.
If demonstrations are held, the "other side" will always spin it to make them look like "hippies" or kids.
There is already a plenty of political parties, however nobody votes for the green parties. Well I do, but they always lose. The message of global warming is too much for some and therefore it will not be as widely supported as right-wing ideas.