(ed: perhaps one of the most salient reasons to put some hope into the millennials being drivers/agents of change..
aside from this being their future they are fighting for – is a demographic one..
in that there are so many of them – those millennials..
their demographic-bulge makes the baby-boomers one look positively anorexic..
and they look to be the main political-force for their entire lives (much like the boomers have been..but more so..)
so..let’s hope they get their shit together on this change-driving thing…and soon..eh..?..
time is fast running out..)
If progressives can’t take back control of the White House and Congress from climate change deniers in the next three years – it’s conceivable that humankind could be screwed.
But evidence is mounting that a new political force is up to the task.
It has millions of potential supporters across the US – the UK and Canada.
It’s openly critical of capitalism.
And it’s led by millennials such as Moumita Ahmed.
The 25-year-old activist is intimately aware of what’s at stake.
She grew up in Queens – New York and rose to prominence during the 2016 Democratic primaries as co-founder of a group now known as Millennials for Revolution.
She has since rallied thousands of people her age against Donald Trump’s travel ban and the Republican healthcare bill.
Yet climate change is never far from Ahmed’s mind.
Rising oceans directly threaten her family members back in Bangladesh.
‘It makes me so angry and upset’ Ahmed said.
‘But at the end of the day I still believe there is hope’.
The window for hope is closing rapidly.
Over 60 climate experts warned this June that we only have until 2020 to stop the worst damages of global warming.