on June 26, 2020
Earlier this week, the end felt really near when I learnt that the climate crisis now even “threatens the future of global sport”, according to a recent report. The utter horror.
So yes, we need more ‘social tipping points’ like #BLM, and urgently so, very much also including the climate emergency, as Greta Thunberg commented earlier this week, when reflecting on BLM and broader trends in the world. While I don’t share her (still too) rosy view of ‘objective science’, it’s hard to argue with this quote from her: “The climate and ecological crisis cannot be solved within today’s political and economic systems,” she said. “That isn’t an opinion. That’s a fact.” It’s an assessment increasingly shared by many of her generation (as well as others). Against that backdrop, you have to wonder whether we won’t see more and more instances of a young generation that increasingly feels like they don’t have anything to lose anymore.
Meanwhile, in ugly “Covid land”...