Glen’s Parallax Perspectives: Teenagers for Climate Action
By Glen Anderson | February 2021
The March 2021 episode of “Glen’s Parallax Perspectives” TV series (also watchable on your computer) helps us move ahead toward solving the climate crisis. It helps people of all ages understand why young people are so deeply concerned – and it informs us of some of the positive ways teenagers are taking action.
Our guests are two juniors at Capital High School in Olympia, Washington. Both have been climate activists for perhaps two years now. Rebecca McMillin Hastings is president of Capital High School’s Climate Club, and Karina Greenlee is the club’s vice president.
I have worked with them many times and has found them well informed, energetic and using positive attitudes to help them accomplish good results.
In the episode, the guests discussed the hard realities how the climate crisis seriously affects their future and how young people feel about this. They discussed relevant needs and values that motivate them and other young people to work on solving the climate crisis. Rebecca and Karina summarized a number of smart, effective activities that have organized. The guests also linked the climate with other social justice issues and urged adults to listen to young people and work together to solve the problems.
Thurston County’s community members with cable TV can watch it 12 times throughout the month of March, on Channel 22. Every Monday at 1:30 pm, every Wednesday at 5:00 pm, and every Thursday at 9:00 pm.
The episode will also be posted on the Parallax Perspectives Blog, so people anywhere can watch it at any time, in addition to reading a thorough summary of what was discussed during the interview. Once the blog post is published, you can find it in the blog’s categories for “TV Programs” and “Nuclear Weapons.”