I’m hearing about the Extinction Rebellion on the TV News. A day of protests is planned (worldwide) tomorrow.
I must admit, I have mixed feelings about them.
On the one hand, I agree with their cause. Over recent years, I’ve stopped flying and have even become mostly vegetarian, so I feel like I’m playing my part.
On the other hand, I don’t agree with the disruption that they cause for people.
But what do they do? They’re faced with organisations who don’t give a monkey’s about climate change, even now. Petrochems, in particular, pay lip service to climate change while carrying on as they have always done. In Brazil, logging seems to be increasing, not decreasing. In terms of raising awareness, maybe they feel it’s their only option?
Perhaps the environment is a special case, which makes their actions acceptable? Special, because we can all claim an interest. Is it therefore justified to take action, if someone else is harming it?
What do you guys think?