100,000 gathered in Melbourne in protest against the lack of action on climate change by our government and governments around the world. Equivalent numbers of protestors were in cities around Australia. They came from all walks of life, the protest initiated by school children but clearly many adults were involved too.
It is interesting to read that some teenagers are really fearful about their futures if nothing is done on climate change. Our niece Little Jo cares passionately about the environment, without particularly understanding how our destruction of it benefits her.
Yes, you hear right. Our destruction of our environment. No generation is to blame, no politician, no lifestyle, it is just all of us on this planet who over the last 200 years have overseen massive deforestation, the loss of innumerable numbers of creatures great and small, from animals, birds, sea life and tiny gnats that all go to make up how Earth's ecology evolved.
We can't turn back the clock, but we can do something for the future. Complain, protest, send emails, sign lists and petitions, least of all to television stations that begin a news story about kangaroos invading some new outer suburb and bounding down a street. Duh, I think the kangas were there first.
The elephant in the room is of course the huge growth of the population on Planet Earth. It must be curtailed.