“Nothing is more important than your education, we tell our children as we send them to school. But they know that the most important lessons aren’t always learned there.
“That’s how three seventeen-year-old girls walked out early from St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School in Cambridge on Friday. They car-pooled to Waterloo City Hall and demanded action on climate change.
“On a bitterly cold day, they were joined by dozens of other students, environmentalists and politicians. It’s part of a new worldwide tradition, inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, to spend a couple of hours on the first Friday each month in public protest..
“Thunberg is a new kind of climate activist. Her voice is that of a child accusing her parents of not protecting her better.”