- #1714386TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2244TedE March 15, 2019 at 3:33 pm
It is becoming obvious that we are not doing enough. it’s to be hoped that the Targets tat will be set by the Government are not only ambitious but that penalties for non achievement can be implemented as well. The goal set is good but it would be nice to be able to do better than that goal and that is possible once feedback loops start to kick in.
Certainly our young people think we are not doing enough:
TedE - Papakura -#1714388Hero42MemberMember since: July 18, 2008
Replies: 11742Hero42 March 15, 2019 at 4:04 pm
In our day we protested nuclear weapons and apartheid.
Good on the youth of today protesting about what will effect them the most.#1714391arandarMemberMember since: November 23, 2009
Replies: 10669arandar March 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm
I started the day feeling proud of so many young people and hopeful for their future.
I shall end the day feeling sad, ashamed and angry that this sort of hate crime has happened in our country.
Arandar#1714397mommabear70 March 15, 2019 at 5:47 pm
So will the striking school children contribute to the cause?
They can certainly do their bit.
Stop using everything associated with fossil fuels.
Cease using their mobile phones and ipad devices.
All walk to school barefoot and naked and go hungry (except for picking fruit if orchards are along the way) because they can’t use anything that requires fossil fuel transport to get it here. Naturally the walking to and from school will be across the fields as they must avoid tar sealed roads.
Or is their protest aimed at everyone else changing their polluting ways?
I expect so.#1714466TedEMemberMember since: May 6, 2006
Replies: 2244TedE March 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm
The events in Christchurch have certainly overshadowed the SS4C. The Terrorism that I believed could not be part of NZ arrived in what I consider to be an unexpected fashion. It would almost seem like an imported act not something that is home grown. The intolerance of some of our young people (also some not so young) astounds me.
Unfortunately there are those who seem destined to always think that the only way is their way and that compromise is a sign of weakness. However there are signs that we can manage our way through these times with love for each other.
Ms Adern’s News interview last night was what we needed at that time.
I found this an interesting read:
TedE - Papakura -#1714504lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 2003lilith7 March 17, 2019 at 11:32 am
There have been a lot of posts across various forums all attempting to minimise the schoolkids protest & point out that they all use cellphones & pens & so on.
It almost seems organised & you have to wonder about that since its not unknown for big oil to try to discredit any attempts at drawing attention to the problem.#1714515mommabear70 March 17, 2019 at 2:19 pm
How about walk the talk?
A headline in TedE’s link:
“Today, children are striking, and demanding of us, “If you won’t act like adults, we will.”
That tells me the children are going to do their bit in reducing pollution.
They’ve wagged school and waved banners about. (They haven’t gone on strike as their actions weren’t in their own time)
As I’ve said previously I’ll back them all the way when they start doing their bit but to date I’ve not seen or heard any evidence they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution.#1714517steph154370MemberMember since: August 12, 2018
Replies: 289steph154370 March 17, 2019 at 2:48 pm
Mommabear, do you know for sure that these young people are not changing their lifestyles in order to reduce their pollution?
I say, good on them for making their voices heard and publicly saying “No!” to Climate Change and pretty loudly too.#1714520mommabear70 March 17, 2019 at 3:21 pm
steph, as I said it’s all very well wagging school and waving banners, but unless they publicly announce how they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution then it’s all hot air so to speak.
School buses are still in operation – they could refuse to travel on them.
Many parents use motor vehicles to drop off and collect their kids from school – they could say no to that as well.
Trains are still taking school children on field trips – they could say no thanks to that too.
These are just three examples the children could have announced, when they went to their strike venues, on how they’re changing their lifestyles to reduce their pollution.
Perhaps they’re doing a lot more. I’d love to hear.#1714552BryanMemberMember since: October 28, 2006
Replies: 12416Bryan March 18, 2019 at 8:46 am
Point Made! I wonder how many of the strikers had a cell phone in their pockets. That’s a point I hadn’t thought of until I read your post. In small towns like ours we couldn’t function without some form of transport but we don’t need a cell phone. I admit I could easily do without mine as I only use it an hour or so a month.
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