There was another “no carbon tax” rally in Canberra this week, and one journalist tweeted that he estimated the average age of the attendees to be at least 50.
This brought to mind something that I’ve been thinking for a while. I’m 37, I’m part of Gen-X, and realistically I’m approaching that point where I have at best as many years ahead of me as are behind me.
If the science behind climate change is true, the worst of climate change will only be just starting at the point when I’m dead.
People who are 10, 20 years or more older than me? They’ll barely notice a thing.
It’s time for Gen-X, and the Baby Boomers, etc., to give up ownership of the climate change discussion. We can participate, we can advise, but we have to accept that Gen-Y and their children will have to deal with the start of the real issues.
Those of us who have less time left on the world than we’ve already spent have no right to argue narcissistic, self invested reasons to avoid action.
Gen-Y, the stage is yours. Do what you need to do, please.