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Turguryurrrn4 karma

That's not a reason to exclude them from the conversation, nor does it mean that they don't have valid opinions. Look at Malala Yousafzai, look at Greta Thurnburg, look at the Parkland students. They seem to be doing just fine despite their brains "not being fully developed."

The fact that the frontal cortex isn't fully developed only means that teens are statistically more driven by emotions than adults. It does not mean they are incapable of making rational decisions.

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What are your plans around the upcoming Democratic primary debate?

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Sunrise is a youth movement founded by college students. They welcome all ages, but it’s not surprising or suspicious that they attract a younger age range than, say Citizens Climate Lobby.

To answer your question, if your statement were true that big industry was not a problem and small businesses were the issue, then I would certainly consider a different approach. However, your premise is completely false. Specifically, the assumption that we can discount the impact of big businesses because the largest 5 are not pushing misinformation about climate change.

Oil and gas companies may not be the largest on the Fortune 500 list, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have millions of dollars to spend pushing a narrative that helps their bottom lines. And they are. We have the evidence. I literally linked you some of that evidence in my last comment.

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That makes sense, though the way they phrased their question indicated that they were more focused on the neurological side of things.

If they were more concerned about voting, children can actually do a lot to influence their parents on climate change. So it's not just an ethical thing to get them involved in the conversation, it's a pragmatic political decision as well: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/children-change-their-parents-minds-about-climate-change/

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Who is he? It’s a young woman answering the questions. Additionally, being left wing doesn’t mean we think toddlers should vote. If you’re going to criticize, please actually learn our positions rather than spouting off assumptions and propaganda.