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Jetzt geht das schon wieder los, der Mann, der weltweit als Gesamt Aktivist Mutter Fall verspottet wurde. Er bekam seine 15 Minuten Ruhm, wenn für die Gillard Regierung arbeiten und eine lächerliche Webseite produziert “erweist sich zweifels” dass der Klimawandel real war – alles wegen ein paar heißer als üblich Tage in Australien. Lesen Sie dies, seine alle Untergangsstimmung, die die üblichen Klimawandel Aktivisten Erzählung. Kinda bekommt gleich altes Lied und langweilig nach einer Weile. Und am besten noch, Australian des Jahres.

Die Handschuhe sind aus: ‚räuberische’ climate deniers are a threat to our children

Tim Flannery

In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe that any further prod to climate action is needed.

But the reality is that we continue to live in a business-as-usual world. Our media is filled with enthusiastic announcements about new fossil fuel projects, or the unveiling of the latest fossil-fuelled supercar, als ob es keine Beziehung zwischen solchen Dingen und Klimawandel.

In Australien, die Trenn unter unseren politischen Führern auf den tödlichen der fossilen Brennstoffe ist besonders atemberaubend.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison continues to sing the praises of coal, während die Mitglieder der Regierung für Subventionen für Kohlekraftwerke nennen. Vor ein paar Tagen, Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor urged that the nation’s old and polluting coal-fired power plants be allowed to run “bei voller Neigungs”.

In der Vergangenheit, im wahren - viele von uns haben solche Äußerungen wie die utterings von Idioten toleriert, original Greek meaning of the word as one interested only in their own business. But the climate crisis has now grown so severe that the actions of the denialists have turned predatory: sie sind jetzt eine unmittelbare Bedrohung für unsere Kinder.

A ‚kolossales Versagen’ Klimaaktivismus

Jedes Jahr wird die Situation kritisch. Im 2018, global emissions of greenhouse gases rose by 1.7 per cent while the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere jumped by 3.5 parts per million — the largest ever observed increase.

No climate report or warning, no political agreement nor technological innovation has altered the ever-upward trajectory of the pollution. This simple fact forces me to look back on my 20 years of climate activism as a colossal failure.

Many climate scientists think we are already so far down the path of destruction that it is impossible to stabilise the global temperature at 1.5℃ above the pre-industrial average without yet to be developed drawdown technologies such as those that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. On current trends, within a decade or so, stabilising at 2℃ will likewise be beyond our grasp.

And on the other side of that threshold, nature’s positive feedback loops promise to fling us into a hostile world. Durch 2100 — just 80 years away — if our trajectory does not change, it is estimated that Earth will be 4℃ warmer than it was before we began burning fossil fuels.

Far fewer humans will survive on our warming planet

That future Earth may have enough resources to support far fewer people than the 7.6 billion it supports today. British scientist James Lovelock has predicted a future human population of just a billion people. Mass deaths are predicted to result from, among other causes, disease outbreaks, air pollution, malnutrition and starvation, heatwaves, and suicide.

My children, and those of many prominent polluters and climate denialists, will probably live to be part of that grim winnowing — a world that the Alan Joneses and Andrew Bolts of the world have laboured so hard to create.

Dozens of young people gathered together, holding colourful signs with pro-climate action slogans. FOTO: Students gathered on the steps of South Australia’s Parliament House as part of the nationwide climate strikes in March. (abc Nachrichten: Gabriella Marchant)

How should Australia’s parents deal with those who labour so joyously to create a world in which a large portion of humanity will perish? As I have become ever more furious at the polluters and denialists, I have come to understand they are threatening my children’s well-being as much as anyone who might seek to harm a child.

Young people themselves are now mobilising against the danger. Increasingly they’re giving up on words, and resorting to actions. Extinction Rebellion is the Anthropocene’s answer to the UK working class Chartists, the US Declaration of Independence, and the defenders of the Eureka Stockade.

Its declaration states:

This is our darkest hour. Die Menschheit befindet sich in einer Veranstaltung beispiellos in der Geschichte verstrickt, eine die, es sei denn, sofort behandelt, wird uns katapultieren weiter in die Vernichtung aller uns lieb und teuer [...] Die vorsätzliche Mitschuld von unserer Regierung angezeigt hat sinnvolle Demokratie zerschlagen und das gemeinsame Interesse für kurzfristigen Gewinn und privaten Profit abgeworfen [...] Wir erklären hiermit, die Anleihen des Gesellschaftsvertrages nichtig zu sein.

Worte sind nicht durchgeschnitten. Ist Rebellion die einzige Option?

Noch nicht ein Jahr alt, Extinction Rebellion has had an enormous impact. In April it shut down six critical locations in London, overwhelmed the police and justice system with 1,000 arrests, and forced the British government to become the first nation ever to declare a climate emergency.

So unstable is our current societal response that a single young woman, Greta Thunberg, has been able to spark a profoundly powerful global movement. Less than a year ago she went on a one-person school strike. Today school strikes for climate action are a global phenomenon.

Greta Thunberg holds a microphone on stage as she speaks to a crowdFOTO: Greta Thunberg speaks at aFridays for Futureprotest in Berlin in July. (Reuters: Fabrizio Bensch)

On September 20 in Australia and elsewhere, school principals must decide whether they will allow their students to march in the global climate strike in an effort to save themselves from the climate predators in our midst, or force them to stay and study for a future that will not, on current trends, eventuate.

I will be marching with the strikers in Melbourne, and I believe teachers should join their pupils on that day. After all, us older generation should be painfully aware that our efforts have not been enough to protect our children.

The new and carefully planned rebellion by the young generation forces us earlier generations of climate activists to re-examine our strategy. Should we continue to use words to try to win the debate? Or should we become climate rebels? Changing the language around climate denialism will, I hope, sharpen our focus as we ponder what comes next.

Tim Flannery is a professorial fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at University of Melbourne, the chief councillor at the Climate Council and a former Australian of the Year. This article originally appeared on The Conversation.

Quelle: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-17/climate-change-deniers-are-a-threat-to-our-children/11518138

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