Climate Champions
Down To Earth|November 16, 2018
Climate Champions

Youths are rejecting cushy jobs perceived as harmful for the environment

Ishan Kukreti

GEOFF DEMBICKI'S book Are We Screwed? is a good read for all those who want to understand how the youth in developed countries are responding to climate change. It paints a hopeful future in which climate-conscious millennials are giving up cushy jobs and opting for meaningful lives. The author, who is a Canadian journalist, says this is a positive trend at a time when global leaders are dragging their feet over the 21st Century’s most pressing problem.

Dembicki argues that the current world leadership is not motivated to act on climate change, as they won’t be around to bear the brunt of a changing world. He explains that millennials, who do not get adequate representation in the decision-making process regarding climate change, would ultimately face the music.

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November 16, 2018