Today, schoolchidren across the country are staging a demonstration against climate change. In a po-faced response the Department for Education has said they would be better off attending to their education by being in class. I applaud the children's action and if I were in school myself I'd certainly take part. If climate change isn't stopped or at least mitigated the world these children will inhabit will be one in which the putative benefits of a day in class will be totally irrelevant in face of the devastation that climate change is likely to bring about. By protesting they are displaying a lot more sense than many of their elders, especially President Trump. Participation in the demonstration will be a more useful lesson than anything they might learn sitting at a desk.