Consider this climate change action paradox: we call it ‘Greta’s Paradox’: Positive, beneficial actions that actually improve the physical condition of the climate (aka biosphere) must be prioritized in any list of things to do to ‘save the planet’. There are many such lists.
Climate change protest actions can be helpful, but they actually have a net detrimental physical impact on the climate itself (i.e. costs of travel to events, venue energy costs, etc.).
Scientists and academics more generally, would benefit from a laser focus on devising ‘how’ to achieve beneficial climate improvement action – at scale. Those list are harder to find.
There will be protests aplenty from others in civil society, and they would be well guided by enlighten academics to help direct actions to efficacious outcomes. Calling upon politicians to ‘do something’ is rendered moot if the politicians don’t know what to do (in response to those calls).