As a student of the 2000's environmental movement and education, basically raised on the idea of 'global warming' - as we used to call it, I'm getting real tired of this panic culture and seeking of enemies. I'm getting even more tired of young people (under 25's) with underdeveloped brains telling us how to run our economy and planet. I would never listen to my 16 year old self about anything other than hockey card stats and horsepower numbers in cars. Can anyone say that their 16 year old self was full of wisdom and clarity on extremely complicated ideas, wiser than their current self?
Just to be clear, humans have been affecting their environment ever since we existed, there is no avoiding it, no denying it. Cut one tree to build shelter, kill one animal, and you have affected your environment in some measurable way. The scale, the affect, the importance of individual actions, all that stuff is up to debate and discussion, but being human is to affect your environment, it's that simple... presented as such, even so-called climate change deniers would agree. It's when the discussion becomes overly granular or political or naive or lifestyle shaming, that the division begins and passions take over. This divisive Bull is exactly what 'merchants of doubt' seek. Somebody is making money and/or shifting power from all of this; using kids as leverage This type of hysteria is not organic, it is forced/contrived. If you miss this point, then the wool has been properly pulled over your eyes.
This recent hysteria is a perfect example of social engineering, novelty and lifestyle marketing, all in-line with the plant-based food push. Same people, same money, same shaming of others. There was mention of Kellog's in this thread... the cereal industry coming out of Battle Creek Michigan is a fascinating story of early social engineering mixed with religious/ideological influences. isupportgary.com lays out this almost unbelievable hidden-in-plain sight story.
Anyway, I support detoxifying of the planet, conservation, preservation, up-cycling, advancing 'green tech', investing in good ideas; not mass panic, social engineering, vague solutions, looking for enemies.