Climate change has reached a point where every young person should start shouting about the need for urgent radical change. Their future really is in the balance because of older generations. Sadly the need for greed is just as strong as it ever was and capitalism, despite a collapsing economy, is seen as the way forward.
Well done Plane Stupid! I'm sorry about the few people who had real cause to fly this morning, such as the woman who missed her father's funeral but there is so little time left to make a difference that this type of action is completely justified.
Lily's comment says it all: ""We're here because our parents' generation has failed us and its now down to young people to stop climate change by whatever peaceful means we have left. We're afraid of what the police might do to us, we're afraid of going to jail but nothing scares us as much as the threat of runaway climate change. We've thought through the consequences of what we're doing here but we're determined to stop as many tonnes of CO2 as we can."
And this is from the excellent Marc Roberts: