I find it both heartwarming and frightening that a 16 year old girl must be the voice of reason among a group of seasoned world leaders.
But who has the most to lose? Does anyone over the age of 50 with any power actually care about what's happening? I mean, they care but not enough to change. They care about their children and grandchildren, but not enough to enact dramatic policy changes that might get them kicked out of office.
No, they are bought and paid for by the current system of crony capitalism and election cycles. They, as do I, wonder how to make a difference while paying a mortgage, paying the bills, organizing daycare, and so on.
So like generations past, the resolution to climate change is left in the hands of the next generation.