With each worsening season public awareness of the magnitude of the threat posed by climate change increases. Priorities shift when your house is on fire.
Arguments extolling the merits of fossil energy become less compelling. The contradictions can't be ignored forever. The argument becomes increasingly more absurd.
The change is coming and, judging by the UK, it can arrive swiftly.
Protecting the environment has overtaken affordable housing and the threat of terrorism in the British public’s policy priorities over the last eight months, polling has revealed.
Polling by BritainThinks, commissioned by Engage Britain, found that concern about the climate crisis has risen at roughly the same rate for all age groups, and has emerged as the single most important issue for young people. It comes as the activist group Extinction Rebellion is due to stage another round of protests expected to bring parts of the country to a standstill.
The findings also cast at least partial doubt on the image of Britain as a hopelessly divided nation that Boris Johnson has pledged to “unite”.
Why would a young Canadian support either Liberal or Conservative? It's their future the mainstream parties are out to trash. The future has a reality for them that's not shared by Justin or Andy. Those two are working for a Canada that's nearing the end of the line. The sooner they're gone the better.