The heartening story of the day has got to be the Students' Climate Strike, which brought perhaps as many as a quarter-million people to Manhattan to join activist Greta Thunberg in demanding action on the ongoing climate change crisis. The climate strike spanned the globe, and involved millions of protestors. The young and earnest were challenging the old and corrupt to change the course which will render this planet unfit for human habitation. They will be inheriting an overheated Earth because corporate oligarchs refuse to look beyond next quarter's profits.
I've been blogging for almost ten years, and nothing has been done about the looming climate disaster- things are even regressing as the Dotard is rolling back energy efficiency standards for lightbulbs and is trying to nullify California's auto emissions standards. At the precise moment that humanity needs to get its act together regarding carbon emissions, the United States government is seeking to increase them, perhaps as a way to 'pwn the libs'... it's creating a suicide pact as a means to troll.
The young activists are wiser than the foolish, greedy elders who are pushing the narrative that climate change isn't real, and it isn't anthropogenic, and there's nothing that can be done about climate change anyway (yeah, I know that those are contradictory, but propaganda doesn't make those distinctions). They are going to live in a world long after David Koch croaked, and I don't think they are going to go home without becoming politically involved. They are not old enough to vote yet, but I trust them to kick out the fossil fuel fossils, I just hope they aren't too late. They have been failed by their elders, but they will be the ones to end up saving us.
Post title taken from Devo's second album title... how about a selection from Akron's weirdest?
I'd take a wiggly world over a broiling one, any day.