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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Can kids take a school-sanctioned day off for anything now, like 2A rights or anti-abortion?
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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by ataraxia View Post
    In a global show of solidarity, students all over the world have gone on strike today to get world leaders to do more about climate change. This is the coming generation, and they feel that the older generations are betraying them and letting them down. They are not going to be in school. Their teachers, as well as the mayors of their cities are supporting them. Greta Thunberg, the young Swedish student who testified in the US congress recently, has become their idol. Whereas before the teen hairstyle rage all over the world was to try to look like Ariana Grande, now all the rage is having hair that looks like Greta's.

    Here is live coverage of these protests as they are unfolding all over the world:

    Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and school students lead climate crisis protest – live updates | Environment | The Guardian

    Meanwhile, back here in the US, the Republican Party remains the only party in the developed world that denies climate change (not to mention having a large part of its base still thinking the Earth is only 6000 years old and trickle down economics works).

    The US is not a world leader anymore.
    I wonder if the people in the Houston, Texas area are giving a second thought about global warming and the reasons behind their historic floods?










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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Are we suppose to believe taking a day off from school is some big sacrifice on their part.

    Why not do something that would actually counter climate change like turning off the airconditoners for the entire school year. Of course that wont happen because that would be an inconvenience for them. Something like that i would respect. Giving yourself a day off from school... not so much.

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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by ataraxia View Post
    Greta is becoming a modern day Joan of Arc.
    Was that a threat? Remember what happened to Joan.
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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    I wonder if the people in the Houston, Texas area are giving a second thought about global warming and the reasons behind their historic floods?
    That's like asking anti-vaxxers dying of complications of whooping cough if they think it has anything with not getting the vaccine. The answer is no.

    Human psychology can be very interesting.

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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by ataraxia View Post
    How does that make the concerns of the students any less valid?
    Are their concerns based on factual data, or are they concerned because of propaganda?
    I was pointing out that the school letting the students off, could cost the district millions of dollars.
    I would hope our taxing authorities would be more careful with the peoples money.

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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    Was that a threat? Remember what happened to Joan.
    Climate change is a semitruck barreling right at them. The deniers are the drivers who refuses to incovenience themselves by braking.

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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Are their concerns based on factual data, or are they concerned because of propaganda?
    It is based on the unanimous consensus of every single scientific organization on the entire planet.

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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by eman623 View Post
    Can kids take a school-sanctioned day off for anything now, like 2A rights or anti-abortion?
    Somehow, I doubt that sort of political "wokeness" would be considered a valid (excused?) absence.
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    Re: Students around the world go on strike protesting climate change

    Quote Originally Posted by ataraxia View Post
    That's like asking anti-vaxxers dying of complications of whooping cough if they think it has anything with not getting the vaccine. The answer is no.

    Human psychology can be very interesting.
    Your reasoning is nonsensical. Dying of whooping cough has EVERYTHING to do with not receiving the vaccine! A person is not likely to die of whooping cough if they've been vaccinated against it. This disease was almost eradicated, until of course anti-vaxers denied their children the protections the vaccine would give to them. If a child gets whooping cough, it's a 100% guarantee that it's because he has not received the immunity to it through the DPT vaccine.

    You've just proven that human critical thinking can be extremely faulty.










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