Everyone wants to get money for nothing. Politicians have made it a profession. So have all top-level managers. An activist is nothing but another such type who has found a way to beat the drum for selfish reasons. They don’t really care about whatever cause they pretend to work towards. Wanna proof? The former leader of Austria’s Green party was a former activist. When she dropped out of politics she immediately grabbed a well-remunerated offer from a company she has always railed against. Did money change minds? Not really – I guess she had always been this way.
Almost nobody in the Gen Z climate cadre the Guardian interviewed wants to get their hands dirty – the careers listed are mostly about convincing other people do the work.