Tim Root is a local group co-ordinator for Friends of the Earth in London, UK. Tim’s work on climate campaigns has previously been published by the Ecologist, Left Foot Forward, Open Democracy, and other magazines. He is author of Love, Empowerment and Social Justice: Personal Relationships and Citizen Action (Open Gate Press, 2005), which has a preface by Oliver James.
By Tim Root, Open Democracy
The rapid emergence of large-scale school climate strikes shows how well understood the issue now is. But this level of energy and participation will be sustained only if we achieve some real emissions-cutting victories quite soon.