I’m really in two minds about XR. 1) It’s great to see young people so engaged with a serious issue. Our planet is dying - or more accurately being murdered - and they are trying to stop it. They are passionate and angry - and they have a right to be. No, this isn’t going to stop the Chinese or the Americans from polluting the environment but perhaps this could become a world movement? Polite arguement and debate have left us with a situation where technically, we may already be dead, we just don’t know it. 2) The arguements are really complex and teenagers only have an emotional grasp of them. They can quote slogans and recite dodgy statistics but the underlying argument is far more complicated. Furthermore, this is a very infantile, first world response to issues that we are already doing our best with. Blocking streets in London does nothing except waste police time and resources, and it’s not going to do anything to solve the global problem. And a huge majority of the ‘protestors are really no different to the youths who took part in the riots about ten years ago - just going along with the crowd. Fortunately, the Easter holidays are nearly over and they all have exams coming up so that will be the end of it. Really not sure where I stand. Probably closer to the latter, if I’m honest. But on the other hand, if we don’t sort out climate change we’re all going to die, so I see their point and although I’m British, I think there comes a time where one has to say ‘mind how you go’ and ‘down with this sort of thing’ quite loudly.. What do others think?