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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 15 Feb 19 1.37pm Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

I am quite inspired by this - the young know what matters but our generation has failed lamentably.

 

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Originally posted by steeleye20

I am quite inspired by this - the young know what matters but our generation has failed lamentably.

I totally agree, too many old farts on here, who seemed to think climate change is a joke and would rather simply insult those how are pointing out the mess their elders have dumped on them

 

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All power to these kids and fair play to them for standing up for something that they believe in. Hopefully it will encourage them that they can effect change, and make them politically/cause-minded as they grow up.

My generation, or certainly me and my mates, were too interested in getting wasted during our childhood and youth and I don't really feel like a vote counts for much or that enough of my like can be mobilised to make a difference, probably because I was never involved in or encouraged to act in the way these kids are.

When these kids grow up and hold influential leadership positions maybe some real change with regards to climate issues will happen. They are the natives of this movement whereas to most older generations have had to deal with it being a new and questionable (to some) concept.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 15 Feb 19 1.57pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by simonmdt

I totally agree, too many old farts on here, who seemed to think climate change is a joke and would rather simply insult those how are pointing out the mess their elders have dumped on them

Dont want to disagree with you Simon as you kindly sold me some tickets to Bournemouth once however i'm going to have to

These kids are not protesting about climate change, they are taking a day off school and using (as you say) a serious issue to justify it.

I bet they all got their today in Mummy's carbon burning car, wear clothes and eat food shipped at great ecological expense from all over the world, etc etc etc.

We all have a duty to combat climate change and it starts with our own choices.


University students don't know they have been born half the time. Entitled little pr@cks the lot of them.

I'm just glad my 3 are all thick as sh@t and wont be going (sorry son if you have just read this - I know you often read my posts, however lets face it..you ain't the brightest spark! Lots of Love dad xx).

 


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View dannyboy1978's Profile dannyboy1978 Flag 15 Feb 19 2.04pm Send a Private Message to dannyboy1978 Add dannyboy1978 as a friend

So with a strike you withdraw labour what are these kids withdrawing? Their education? Why don't they just protest on a Saturday?

 

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View Only 10 a year!!'s Profile Only 10 a year!! Flag 15 Feb 19 2.07pm Send a Private Message to Only 10 a year!! Add Only 10 a year!! as a friend

Originally posted by Stirlingsays

100 percent seconded.

How much school encouragement of politicisation is going on here?

Edited by Stirlingsays (15 Feb 2019 1.04pm)


All of it. Having worked in schools watching staff push their political beliefs and influence the young is astounding.

Watching schools do their own mock elections around election times is hilarious as they fix the results to suit their own sensibilities.

 

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View Stirlingsays's Profile Stirlingsays Online Flag Wisbech, England 15 Feb 19 4.16pm Send a Private Message to Stirlingsays Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add Stirlingsays as a friend

Originally posted by Only 10 a year!!


All of it. Having worked in schools watching staff push their political beliefs and influence the young is astounding.

Watching schools do their own mock elections around election times is hilarious as they fix the results to suit their own sensibilities.

Yep...Parents should be aware of what goes on in subjects like the humanities. Some teachers are beyond reproach but it also can be extremely unprofessional.

It's unfortunate that politics is so much part of the fabric within teaching.

 

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View Beanyboysmd's Profile Beanyboysmd Flag 15 Feb 19 5.55pm Send a Private Message to Beanyboysmd Add Beanyboysmd as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Thousands of students are today striking calling for the government to take urgent action over the environment.

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As these young people are so concerned about saving the planet and its resources I thought I would help them with my suggestions.

- Teenagers who forget to turn the lights off or unplug their chargers should have then pocket money deducted.
- Screen time on mobiles and video gaming should be restricted to 30 mins per day.
- Fast food and fizzy drinks to be banned its unhealthy for the environment and the customer.
- All schools to introduce compulsory PE especially cross country running and cold showers of course to save on the heating.
- Children to be used to sweep chimneys so that coal fires are more efficient.
- The school day to be extended to 12 hours including Saturday its more energy efficient to group people together.
- Hollywood blockbuster movies, cinemas and popcorn to be banned as incredibly energy inefficient.
- Vegan diet to be introduced with compulsory Brussels sprouts and cauliflower.

Sounds like you want to punish kids for wanting the world to be a better place! Might be how you are wording it! :-)

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 15 Feb 19 6.04pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by simonmdt

I totally agree, too many old farts on here, who seemed to think climate change is a joke and would rather simply insult those how are pointing out the mess their elders have dumped on them

It is not proven.
End of
its all guess work and a money making exercise.
Some of these kids are 4 years old.
Wtf they wont give a toss when theyre back home on the xbox.

 

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View sitdownstandup's Profile sitdownstandup Flag 15 Feb 19 8.32pm Send a Private Message to sitdownstandup Add sitdownstandup as a friend

Think the kids have done a great job here. Hopefully the adults might start to copy their good example. If adults show they are as concerned as the kids are it might get the politicians to do something about the problems. Whether you believe in climate change or not we all have a duty to take care of the planet as best we can and we should be ensuring our politicians do what they can to ensure the next generation have a flourishing planet with clean air to breathe and to live in.


Edited by sitdownstandup (15 Feb 2019 8.39pm)

 


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View .TUX.'s Profile .TUX. Flag 15 Feb 19 8.40pm Send a Private Message to .TUX. Add .TUX. as a friend

Originally posted by steeleye20

I am quite inspired by this - the young know what matters but our generation has failed lamentably.

The young young know diddly, because they're young.

 


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View .TUX.'s Profile .TUX. Flag 15 Feb 19 8.43pm Send a Private Message to .TUX. Add .TUX. as a friend

Originally posted by sitdownstandup

Think the kids have done a great job here. Hopefully the adults might start to copy their good example. If adults show they are as concerned as the kids are it might get the politicians to do something about the problems. Whether you believe in climate change or not we all have a duty to take care of the planet as best we can and we should be ensuring our politicians do what they can to ensure the next generation have a flourishing planet with clean air to breathe and to live in.


Edited by sitdownstandup (15 Feb 2019 8.39pm)

The same will be said in 10/50/200yrs time.
The young know nothing. Time/experience will learn 'em.

Sadly.

 


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