Grist meteorologist Eric Holthaus has previously made it known that his concern about climate change (especially in the era of Trump) has caused him to seek counseling. Now, with Friday scheduled to be a ‚Äúclimate strike‚ÄĚ for students in parts of the world, Holthaus knows how they‚Äôre feeling ‚ÄĒ well, almost anyway:
Remember the angst you felt watching Dawson's Creek? Remember feeling like you didn't fit in?
Imagine that, but growing up with the uncertainty of the entire planet's habitability.
That's why kids are striking on Friday.
‚ÄĒ Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) March 13, 2019
And just who is telling them the ‚Äúentire planet‚Äôs habitability‚ÄĚ is in danger?
You‚Ä¶ typed this with a straight face? LMAO! https://t.co/xDUvhTppVl
‚ÄĒ Andrew Palmer (@AndrewHMPalmer) March 13, 2019
Maybe more people would take climate change seriously if other people dialed down the hysterics. Otherwise it just sounds like Smolleting.https://t.co/i7wqkS9Bll
‚ÄĒ –Įob (@robx_d) March 13, 2019
Just imagine the stress of being subjected to the current climate change hysteria while watching ‚ÄúDawson‚Äôs Creek.‚ÄĚ Perish the thought!
Sir, I still need know if you wanted fries with your order https://t.co/buqAfmFrAE
‚ÄĒ . (@t4rdi5_) March 13, 2019
GenX had the exact same experience. For the exact same reason. Because the exact same people were telling us the exact same thing.
And they were wrong. https://t.co/ErHWpSHrxp
‚ÄĒ Eric Spencer (@JustEric) March 13, 2019
Imagine lying to your kids and using them as props.
That's why kids are striking. https://t.co/JJR9ShlCBM
‚ÄĒ Electric Pence ??‚ö° (@PenceElectric) March 13, 2019
I grew up believing Earth was heading for another Ice Age due to Fossil Fuels, and/or would be destroyed in a global nuclear war, imminently. Neither of those things happened, and nor will this. https://t.co/yMNMGIW8qx
‚ÄĒ Derek Sorensen (@th3Derek) March 13, 2019
Dawson's Creek angst was more real than the idea that these kids will be living in Thunderdome‚Ä¶but have fun skipping class kids! https://t.co/3JK1e6Vcr0
‚ÄĒ PleasantPups (@MikeEllisCope) March 13, 2019
NARRATOR: Actually, they just wanted to skip school. https://t.co/jPKyoRj3b0
‚ÄĒ RBe (@RBPundit) March 13, 2019
Whatever sacrifices need to be made to bring ‚Äúclimate change‚ÄĚ to the headlines. *Eye roll*
We have to adopt socialism and consign millions to death and starvation because "Dawson's Creek" made you cry? https://t.co/OORwhI6dEl
‚ÄĒ Donny Ferguson ? (@DonnyFerguson) March 13, 2019
Back off, man, he‚Äôs a scientist!