Grandparents From All Over The World Are Joining The Climate Strikes

.“Grandad, what would you say if I skipped school on Friday?” “For the climate!” In February 2019, the Fridays For Future movement found its way into our family life.

Our family lead a privileged life. We own a comfortable house with plenty of space for us all, its equipped with running water (both hot and cold), a heating system that warms our home at any time, and a fridge that is always filled to the brim. We separate our rubbish, avoid plastic, and for 30 years we have bought organic produce.

We use buses, trains, and bikes to get around, we support environmental and conservation associations, our plants are insect-friendly, and ‘green electricity’ runs through our plug sockets. We could be happy with our achievements, yet this is not so. We are furious! Humanity faces the biggest challenge in its history and far too many people still do not care.

I was about the same age as my grandson, Fabio, when my I experienced my environmental/political awakening: The United States (US) and Russia threatened the world with excessive nuclear powers, the reactor at Three Mile Island nuclear power-plant melted, Dioxin poisoned many in the Seveso disaster, and forests across Europe died. Times were troubled and so was I — just as 14-year-olds are.

There were plenty of reasons to revolt and express one’s outrage, so I became an anti-nuclear activist, a peace marcher, and a climate protector. Our concerns initially fell on deaf ears at that time.

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