Last Friday there was a climate strike also here in Uppsala. I went to the city center when the protest was almost finished. Some friends who study Sustainable Development were there too. We went to have a Semla (a traditional bun with cream) to a café afterwards, and discussed our thesis work and about what we just saw: a few kids, who must have been about six years old, asking for signatures at the square. Images like that may pose unconfortable questions about responsability and how we may understimate ourselves and young generations about what we can and cannot do.
We commented on what an achievement is for Greta Thunberg to have reached so many people at her age, and the strenght she has shown. “We do need hope, of course we do. But the one thing we need more than hope is action. Once we start to act, hope is everywhere.”
TED Talk – Greta Thunberg