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I know what that would have got me! The belt was the regular punishment at my school in Glasgow. Didn’t half make your hands sting. But that was nowhere near as bad as the tongue lashing I’d have got from my mother. And yet there I was yesterday outside Parliament thanking thousands of young climate strikers for bunking off school to teach world leaders a lesson. The Global Climate Strike saw millions of children send a message to all the Presidents and Prime Ministers meeting in New York next week: “Stop lying to us and sort out the climate emergency”. Maybe Donald Trump still thinks climate change is a hoax, but the American people can no longer ignore the hurricanes battering their tow... Full story

22 September