It was fun,
It was slacktivism.
A strike should have concrete goals and actionable items. There should be a way to quantify its success. It should take a narrative of this form: “We are marching because we want these things to happen. The purpose of this large march is to show how strong public sentiment is on this cause. We all agree on having these things happening, so government/company/whoever, please do them.”
“Showing you care” is not an actionable item. It is virtue signalling.
How to make your strike useful: Pick something concrete. I don’t care what. Americans want back in to the Paris agreement? Sure. Increased carbon tax? Why not. Do them both for all I care. But have something. Maybe even draft your own bill and send it to Ottawa. THEN you can strike. And then I will be there.
There are a lot of real and important strikes and protests going on around the world.
The Climate Strike was not one of them.
Someone who cares about the environment (but also doesn’t want class to be cancelled for no good reason).