The departure of one elder activist on the eve of the arrival of one so young symbolizes, bittersweetly, the passing of a torch.
Some federal and provincial political leaders continue to downplay or deny the reality and severity of climate disruption, loudly opposing proven measures to address it.
Children, inspired by Greta Thunberg, are telling adults their future is at stake. Those who believe short-term economic gain is more important than protecting the biosphere are betraying them.
At the World Economic Forum last week, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, 15, spoke about climate change, and in particular, the pressing need to reduce carbon emissions on a global scale.