Don’t let prejudice against older people contaminate the climate movement | Anne Karpf

Activists’ sweeping generalisations about older generations reinforce unfair stereotypes.

Last week Greta Thunberg and 20 other young climate activists demanded that world leaders gathering at Davos at the end of the month abandon fossil fuels.

While no thinking human being could disagree with them, I find myself increasingly worried about the unthinking ageism that has crept into this movement.

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