On 15 February, children across the UK protested against government inaction on climate change. The collapse of the planet would be quite a nuisance – certainly more of a nuisance than missing one day of school. Unsurprisingly, the people who disagree are all the usual idiots:
toby young does not understand what a strike is https://t.co/ZWbOADN2Jt
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) February 15, 2019
Around 2,000 sixth formers who bunked off school have been protesting in Parliament Square have now wrecked the newly planted grass. And they are worried about climate change? What about the lawn?
Read on...Support us and go ad-free
— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) February 15, 2019
Scientists have deduced that man-made climate change will lead to many people being dead/incredibly thirsty. This would render any knowledge that people acquired as children useless. The right wing can’t have people out protesting things, however. As such, they need to pretend climate change doesn’t exist (or that it’s somehow caused by discarded rubbish):
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) February 15, 2019
Young later said:
I’m not saying climate change is or isn’t real. Although if I had to stake my reputation – of which I have none – I’d say it isn’t. But even if it is, how are the adults of the future going to deal with it after missing literal minutes of education? What if the solution to carbon emissions was revealed in period four RE, and these little twerps missed it? When you look at it like that, I’d say these children are more responsible for climate change – which doesn’t exist – than Esso.
The soft-headed parade
With so many idiots trying to draw attention to themselves, Dan Hodges struggled to stand out. In the end, he went for some textbook whataboutery:
Climate change is apparently a Left wing vs Right wing issue, according to Dan Hodges. No, Dan. It's scientific evidence vs mindless denial. It is young people seeking to protect their future vs sad reactionaries. You decided to pick a side, Dan, but got it wrong. So wrong. pic.twitter.com/JN2jFUyENt
— (((Snigdha))) (@snigskitchen) February 16, 2019
Hodges later doubled-down on his take, arguing:
Sure – the death of all life on the planet would be bad, but is it not equally bad for these children to be chanting ‘Dan Hodges has shit for brains’?
Do your bit for independent journalism
Did you know that less than 1.5% of our readers contribute financially to The Canary? Imagine what we could do if just a few more people joined our movement to achieve a shared vision of a free and fair society where we nurture people and planet.
We need you to help out, if you can.
When you give a monthly amount to fund our work, you are supporting truly independent journalism. We hold power to account and have weathered many attempts to shut us down and silence the counterpoint to the mainstream.
You can count on us for rigorous journalism and fearless opposition to an increasingly fascist government and right wing mainstream media.
In return you get:
- Advert free reading experience
- Behind the scenes monthly e-newsletter
- 20% discount from our shop