What's the best we can do for our kids?

The prospects for our children's future worsen by the day, regardless of climate change. What already looked like a bleak future will be made intolerable by even the best case projections of climate change impacts. And yet we are encouraged to carry on regardless, as if there is a future worth fighting for. 

On top of which we have the clear, present and ominous impacts of climate change.  I want to ask; why continue playing this game? Who are we doing it for? And what are the alternatives?


Let's not kid ourselves - catching the bus once a week and switching to low energy lightbulbs ain't gonna cut it. And even if it did, it would still leave us with all the issues outlined on the right.

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The issues

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  • Fewer opportunities for play, fewer green spaces, more tv, more computer games, less freedom
  • Increasing pressure at school to study, study, study
  • Less time with family, all out working, coming home too tired to play
  • Increased economic hardship - paying off the bankers debts, working longer for fewer benefits
  • Repression - for all the talk of freedom, day after day more laws are added to the old ones, more surveillance
  • Less security, more war. Go figure
  • Greater inequality