Climate & Environment

John Gibbons: Truly dangerous radicals are the climate ‘inactivists’ who ignore the world burning

It beggars belief that those protesting to avert the environmental horror we face are being depicted as ‘extremists’ by those whose privilege has blinded them to our common peril

Activists gather for the Global Climate Strike protests. Picture: Getty

If you can keep your head about the climate emergency when all the experts around you are losing theirs, then frankly, you really haven’t been paying attention.

Last year, thousands of long-standing temperature records fell around the world. The summer of 2022 saw China’s most intense heatwave, an event scientists described as the most extreme in recorded history, while Europe experienced its worst drought in at least 500 years.

The same pattern was repeated across ...