Hard to feel optimistic about rebellion
Re: “Sorry for the delays, Victoria,” comment, Dec. 5.
While I am sympathetic to the Extinction Rebellion message, it is hard to feel optimistic. We have seen this movie before.
In the mid-1960s, some of us belonged to a group called Zero Population Growth. ZPG warned that the world’s population was on the verge of going parabolic, but a window of opportunity to change that had opened due to the discovery of the birthcontrol pill.
Alas, we were considered screwballs and ZPG was ignored. Now the law of big numbers seems to have taken over. Too late? I wish good luck to Extinction Rebellion.