Recently a group of teenage environmentalists launched a series of climate strikes, in which they would walk out of school in an attempt to hold protests on climate change, a.k.a. global warming.
Such protests started last year with the formation of Fridays for Future (a.k.a. Youth for Climate, a.k.a. Youth Strike 4 Climate), an environmental organization founded by a group of teenagers led by a sixteen-year-old named Greta Thunberg from Sweden. Thunberg had been taking up the environmentalist cause since she was eight years old, and convinced her family to go Green (e.g. her mother had to give up being an international opera singer because such a career meant relying on air travel- a form of travel environmentalists are opposed to).
Thunberg, inspired by the gun control protests and school walkouts called for by the March for Our Lives movement, decided to call for protests and walkouts to do the same on the issue of climate change. She even appeared before a House Committee on the so-called “climate crisis”.
Thunberg’s actions have inspired the formation of another environmental group known as Climate Strike Canada, which also participated in the climate strikes. In addition to its Green agenda (even calling for the Canadian version of a Green New Deal), Climate Strike Canada advocates the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Meanwhile, Emma Lim (an eighteen year-old college student involved with Climate Strike Canada), has recently come up with the No Future No Children pledge, in which various teenagers have vowed not to have children until their governments have ensured a safer future for them (i.e. going Green).
One might think such a pledge might help promote abstinence among teenagers (and young adults for that matter). However, I should mention the story of Toni Vernelli, a former PETA official. In 1997, Vernelli, after learning she was pregnant, decided to have an abortion because she believed having children was the worst thing anyone could do to the planet. But having an abortion was not enough for her, because two years later she got herself sterilized. I guess she didn’t believe in abstinence.
Such activism has inspired school strikes and protests in various countries, and according to the No Future No Children website, over 2900 individuals have pledged not to have children until their demands are met. Meanwhile, some environmentalists have called for people to save the planet by means of committing suicide, but so far there haven’t been any Green versions of
I wonder how many Muslims will take the pledge (and live up to it), especially since Muslims emphasize the necessity of having children as part of their strategy to take over the World.
At any rate, such activism must be defeated. Otherwise the result will be more government, less freedom, and energy policies that are not as Green as the left claims.