On August 20, 2018, a Swedish student named Greta Thunberg skipped school. Thirteen months later, she’s been joined by millions of other kids who are flooding the streets to awaken world leaders to the urgent threat of climate change. Young people unifying around a common cause and making their voices heard is a beautiful thing. But Greta wants to keep the forecast front of mind. “Even though this movement has become huge and there have been millions of children and young people who have been school striking for the climate, the emission curve is still not reducing … and of course that is all that matters.” NPR: ‘We’re Young, But We’re Not Dumb’: Millions March In Global Climate Strike. (My biggest worry about the current era is that my kids are coming of age at moment of divisiveness, hate, and lies; where the empathy void has been filled by a swirling cauldron of narcissism. We can say, “this is not normal” all we want. But for my kids, the current political landscape is all they’ve ever known. Days like this give me some hope that my concern isn’t entirely warranted. Yes, today’s kids have the example of Trump. But they also have examples like Greta Thunberg.)

+ “Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic, I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.” The Atlantic: Greta Thunberg Is Right to Panic.

+ “Thunberg doesn’t adhere to social niceties. (She’s spoken openly about having Asperger’s syndrome.) She began her crusade last year, sitting outside the Swedish parliament building, in Stockholm, handing out flyers that read ‘I am doing this because you adults are shitting on my future.’ It’s a trait particularly well suited to the cause she’s taken up: on no other issue is the gap between what’s politically acceptable and what’s scientifically necessary wider than it is on climate change.” Elizabeth Kolbert in The New Yorker: There are positive signs that the politics of climate change are changing in America. And giving up isn’t really an option.

+ Photos from around the world: Vox, BBC, The Guardian, and Buzzfeed. And here’s the latest on the climate strike from CNN.