School Climate Strikes: Why Adults no Longer Have the Right to Object to their Children Taking Radical Action
By Rupert Read, The Conversation
A worldwide wave of school climate strikes, begun by the remarkable Greta Thunberg, has reached the UK. Some critics claim these activist-pupils are simply playing truant, but I disagree. Speaking as both a climate campaigner and an academic philosopher, I believe school walkouts are morally and politically justifiable.