The school strike for climate in several countries, inspired by teenage Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, and the Extinction Rebellion originated in the UK have resonated with many. I applaud them.

The movements are a response to the deep frustration felt by many at the continuing failure of governments worldwide to successfully address climate breakdown and environmental damage.

Measures introduced have not curbed climate breakdown or the environmental damage caused by our unfettered use of fossil fuels.

This is despite concerns being raised long ago and general consensus amongst scientists often going unheard – reiterated by scientist Dr Mike Joy in

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