The significance of this issue, can't be downplayed as purely a lack of stimuli, or seeking a cause. There are plenty of issues in the world that need addressed, however pollution is one that most people lack the desire to commit time to researching, and therefore to understand its long term gradual consequences. People struggle to connect dots when there's a time delay between cause and result.
I don't expect people to believe me, just because I say, that's why I'm careful to read and understand the science, along with a logical argument. Feel free to not listen to me, instead use your search engine to learn the devastating health effects breathing coal pollution.
It's embarrassing if you're denying climate change, which I'm assuming because you connect it to 15 genders. Do you believe climate change is fake?
Non-violent disruption has had its place in history, changing society for the better. Corporations and politicians clearly arent listening to our words on anything, regardless of widescale agreement in opposition. So if you think we should continue just talking and hoping they suddenly listen, you're uneducated.
I didn't exclusively say neighboring towns, I've personally visited well over a thousand different cities, and many of them are equal to granite by any measure. All it requires is a highway route between major cities, in which granite has a prime location. Take away every industry and it would still have thriving business due to traffic. I'd argue, an even better community, without the mental cost of these pollutants.
I'll agree that being young, often gives the illusion of answers, but apparently so does being older in your case. The truth comes from learning, not age