Did any of them even give up their pocket money this week?
When you can’t talk adults and real voters into marching en masse or losing pay in an actual strike, the only protesters left are children — the cheapest “Rent-a-crowd” around.
Is there any audience easier to find on a weekday than school children told they can skip school for a walk in the park? There are 4 million school students in Australia, and less than 0.5% may have turned up today.
#ClimateStrike: Why not let ten year olds set national energy policy?.
What are these students learning?
We all know why they don’t hold these protests on the weekend:
Chumpy cliches make for cute TV moments as long as journalists don’t ask any hard questions. But they don’t solve the high maintenance costs of collecting low density energy across vast square kilometers of wilderness.
Let’s teach our children what inertia and 50Hz means instead, and why intermittent renewables can’t provide either. Let’s take them on tours of coal plants run by actual engineers. Let’s use government funding to make computer games where students have to design national electricity grids […]
May 21, 2021 at 05:33AM