This year, on Easter Sunday, Robert Possnett was arrested in London during a protest with Extinction Rebellion , a group that uses nonviolent civil disobedience to raise awareness for climate change. It wasn’t the first time the 59-year-old father of three had been arrested for protesting, and it won’t be the last. His trouble with the law means he can’t travel to the U.S. since he has a criminal record, but he’s so committed to the cause that he doesn’t care. He has a court date in October and it’s likely he will go to jail. "What else am I going to do with my life?" Possnett said. "This is the biggest fight we’ve ever had. It’s much bigger than World War II. There’s nothing else I can do with my life but to make as much noise and stink as possible." Many of us don’t have parents that are willing to be imprisoned in the name of the climate crisis. In the United States, there’s a sizable disparity between young and old attitudes about global warming. Young people care more— 70 percent of Americans age 18 to 34 say they worry about climate change, compared to 56 percent […]


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