A clamor runs through the world this Friday to demand that governments take measures to stop global warming. In Berlin, hundreds of demonstrations called by the youth movement “Fridays for Future” have denounced that not enough is being done to limit rising temperatures.
“We need climate protection because right now we see that we have an energy crisis as we continue to rely on fossil fuels. And this will only increase in the future if decisive action is not taken now,” said protester Amelie Gerhardt.
In Italy, young people are very attentive to the elections on Sunday and denounce the little importance that the candidates give to environmental policies.
“As we have seen in the electoral programs there are no or very few topics about the climate and its safeguard. What we hope to do, one day, is to reach a total ecological transition,” declared Edoardo Cascino, an Italian climate activist.
In Lisbon, the same scenario: young people chanted slogans such as “The climate is heating up and the politicians are watching”, or “There is no planet B”. We are on the brink of a civilizational collapse, some have warned, due to reliance on fossil fuels.
In France, the rallies called for “Fridays for Future” were also felt. This initiative has been well received by young people when the Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg launched it in 2018.