Bill McKibben urges climate alliance of young and old at Jesuit justice gathering
By Brian Roewe
October 25, 2022
In rallying a hall of 1,500 Jesuit and Catholic school students to take on the global challenge of climate change, environmental activist and writer Bill McKibben wasn’t just speaking to them. He was also addressing their elders.
“Young people have done their job,” McKibben told the audience Oct. 22 at the 25th annual Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice, referring to the youth-led strikes, walkouts and protests over the past several years that have elevated climate change, an issue perhaps more than any other that will define their lifespans, in the national and international consciousness.