Not Mature Enough

What a wonderfully eloquent, wonderfully direct condemnation of how through indifference so many adults have failed to take action to stop, or through greed have actively profited from, the abuse of the weak and the destruction of the very planet which supports us all.

Reflect on what 15 year old Greta Thunberg says, that “… you are not mature enough to tell it like it is. Even that burden you leave to us children.

… Our civilisation is being sacrificed for the opportunity of a very small number of people to continue making enormous amounts of money… It is the sufferings of the many which pay for the luxuries of the few.

You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes.

… We need to keep the fossil fuels in the ground, and we need to focus on equity. And if solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself.

We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again… We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not. The real power belongs to the people.”

It is a simple message to understand. Stop abusing others for your gain. Stop destroying the only home we have. How long will it be before people understand it, and stand together to defend one another against the exploitative interests of the few? After years doing next to nothing, will we do anything before the changing climate forces change upon us?