- By The Editors
(Hamburg, Germany. Early estimates report over 50,000 protesters today, participating in the Global Climate Strike.)
In a recent, as yet unpublished work, the Italian writer and activist Erri De Luca salutes the youth of today and welcomes the rise and return of a generation of activists: "Today’s youth know the risks they run, but they also know, with greater force and reason, the avalanche of accumulated ruin hanging over them. They know it’s there, perched on the slope above them, ready to fall with the next increase in temperature. For this reason, the vocal chord of a collective prophet vibrates through them."
When it comes to the environment devastion we've wrought, the crimes of my own and all previous generations are unpardonable. And yet...