Tomorrow, September 20th, starts a week long, international climate strike and it has come to my attention over the last few months that most Americans have no idea what I am talking about. Neither when I bring it up nor when I mention the organizations behind it.

I’ve only recently returned to the US from living in the UK and Switzerland the last two years. I witnessed the rise of Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion. It baffled me when I realized that my sister, an environmental engineer, and mother both of whom are environmentally minded and engaged with current events had never…