Baby boomers are writing letters to students across Australia who have skipped the class for protesting against climate change
An open letter written by a frustrated baby boomer turned up after the global school strike for climate rallies.
More than 300,000 demonstrators in 110 towns and cities across Australia walked the streets on Friday as part of a global movement to demand action against climate change.
The viral letter, originally shared on social media last year, is addressed to & # 39; school children who strike for climate change & # 39 ;.
& # 39; You are the first generation to need air-conditioning in every classroom, & the letter reads.
An open letter written by a frustrated baby boomer surfaced after the global school strike for climate rally & # 39; s
More than 300,000 demonstrators in 110 towns and cities across Australia walked the streets on Friday as part of a global movement to demand action against climate change. On the photo: protesters in Sydney
& # 39; You want TV in every room and your lessons are all automated.
& # 39; You spend all day and night on electronic devices.
& # 39; More than ever you do not walk or cycle to school, but arrive in caravans with private cars that choke local roads and aggravate rush hour traffic. & # 39;
The author then continues to sweep the consumer culture of young people and argues that today's youth choose to have & # 39; expensive luxury items to stay trendy & # 39; to replace.
& # 39; What do you think of this … Tell your teachers to turn the air conditioning off, & # 39; said the letter.
& # 39; Walk or drive to school. Switch off your devices and read a book.
& # 39; Make a sandwich instead of buying manufactured fast food. & # 39;
The post quickly takes a turn and focuses on the character traits of young Australians.
& # 39; No, all of this will not happen because you are selfish, poorly educated, virtue that little & # 39; princesses & # 39; signals, inspired by the adults around you who crave a & # 39; noble goal & # 39; while they pamper themselves with western luxury and unparalleled quality of life. & # 39;
& # 39; Wake up, grow up and learn to investigate facts and think for yourself and not blindly accept the words and thoughts of others. & # 39;
While some sharers agreed with the sentiment, others found gaps in logic and created their own edited versions of the letter
The devastating attack was shared more than 200,000 times and continued to do the rounds after Friday's last strike.
While some sharers agreed with the sentiment, others found gaps in logic and created their own edited versions of the letter.
One read: & # 39; Typical baby boom post with no idea about the modern world and how everything works & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Your generation has decided that coal is the future. Your generation is constantly voting for a government that does not address climate issues, renewable energy sources and pollution.
& # 39; Your generation has ruined the economy. Your generation has destroyed the planet. We try to save it. & # 39;
A demonstrator in Brisbane has a sign with the text: & # 39; You are out of contact, I have no time & # 39;
Another said: & # 39; Children are up for their future & # 39 ;.
& # 39; All the bad things you say that the children are doing, taught or given to you by you. & # 39;
& # 39; You gave them a phone at the age of 10, you gave them a TV in their room, you gave them the Xbox, you gave them the ride to school.
& # 39; And now that they have woken up to all the bulls you gave them, fed them and forced your superficial views, they are trying to stand up and do the right thing.
& # 39; Stop bullying children trying to make a difference. & # 39;
The Global Strike 4 Climate, held Friday around the world, was the largest mobilization of climate in Australia's history, more than double the rise of the March protest.
Protesters demanded a target of net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
& # 39; Stop bullying children trying to make a difference, & # 39; wrote a person in response to the viral letter
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