While people here and elsewhere are throwing up their hands in anguish saying there’s nothing they can do about climate change, people around the world, especially the young, are saying there is much that can and needs to be done. RIGHT NOW.

But no. The hopeless want to make noise — and money — from panic and fear instead. They want to run away from the problems that everyone can see by feeding into the anxieties that every person feels.

Not the energetic youth. And not the intelligent scientists who tell us there is still hope, still an opportunity to gather together and change the course we are on.