Read this and then tell me activism doesn't make a difference:
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has declared a "climate emergency" in her speech to the SNP conference.The SNP leader told delegates in Edinburgh she was inspired after meeting young climate campaigners who had gone on strike from school.
Ms Sturgeon said "they are right", and pledged to "live up to our responsibility" to halt climate change.
She also announced what she described as the SNP's "biggest campaign on the economics of independence".
Labour is expected to press the UK government to declare a national climate emergency on Wednesday.
The party will call for a dramatic cut in the UK's carbon emissions, with leader Jeremy Corbyn also calling for a UK-wide ban on fracking. . . .