Opinion Piece: Massive protests. Now what?

"As hundreds of thousands of students returned home last Friday after protesting on the streets of cities across the globe, the question is this:  Is all this energy, anger and frustration actually going to change government policy?  If so, how?  And if not, how soon before the anger and frustration boils over into stronger more direct action of the kind that Extinction Rebellion believes is necessary even now?


Substantial reductions in the emissions of greenhouse gases that are generated by the constant pollution from industrial nations can only be driven by forceful government action. This means that government policies have to radically change. But there are no signs that this is happening."


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