Commentary: If Climate Change is a Crisis, Striking Isn’t Enough

Source: Todd Myers, CrossCut, September 19, 2019.

As Amazon workers and others walk out Friday for the Sept. 20 Climate Strike, they can take one of two lessons from the experience.

Many of those walking out will argue they are making a difference for the planet. Just as they did in 2014 during the People’s Climate March, organizers of this week’s Climate Strike will claim “this changes everything,” hoping politicians will enact all-encompassing government programs designed to achieve rapid CO2 reduction. In the five years since the last major climate protest, that hasn’t happened.

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