Climate change is a political choice. Here’s why

As much as we need to talk about the future, with climate change it’s important also to remember a few things that happened in the past. We didn’t have to get into this trouble, we didn’t have to have a scary climate catastrophe looming over our heads and in the back of our minds. It was a conscious, deliberate choice. Because once we get that, it also becomes a lot more obvious that getting us out of the mess similarly begins with a simple, conscious choice: The political choice.

Cross pollination between youth, extinction rebels and grey-haired councillors

As we enter 2019, three new global climate emergency movements are making headlines: Extinction Rebellion, which started in England in 2018, the council climate emergency declaration campaign, which started in Australia in 2016 and now counts 40 councils, and the school strike movement, which Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in August 2018.