@signsofthemarch with @get_repost
“The last six months have been pretty groundbreaking in terms of environmental activism. Thanks to the incredible @gretathunberg, climate school strikes have taken off around the world in the form @fridaysforfuture. Seeing the youth of today passionately demanding climate action is inspiring to say the least. Then there’s @extinctionrebellion, a social movement that’s uniting people around the world and engaging in non-violent protests demanding governments act on climate change. On the surface, it seems like society is waking up to the reality of impending climate disaster. But are protests really an effective form of activism?
I always promote activism as one of the most effective things you can do in terms of helping to change the fate of our planet. But I feel like there’s been little to no response from our governments on the actual demands of recent protesters. This got me thinking about whether protests actually make a difference, as right now i feel as if our governments don’t care at all what its citizens want. I decided to do a little research and find out exactly how effective protests are, according to the experts. It turns out they can be, but it depends on a number of factors. 🌏 “