that the management of the climate crisis is not booming right now is a massive understatement.
In view of the approaching winter, politics and business can hardly move quickly enough with the recommissioning or the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure - be it for heating or electricity production.
The increase in CO₂ pricing is temporarily suspended and even fracking is hotly debated.
In this situation, the Fridays for Future movement is now calling for a major global climate strike again this Friday.
It is the organization's eleventh since it was founded in 2018. »Today we will strike on all continents, from Antarctica to Alaska and Angola.
We will oppose the crises in over 270 places in Germany and put pressure on the government," said Luisa Neubauer of the German Press Agency.
It is unlikely that the movement will be able to build on its great success with the climate strike in 2019, when around 1.5 million people took to the streets in Germany alone.
The above circumstances would be reason enough.
In the hierarchy of concerns, however, global warming has probably slipped down for quite a few people.
However, the size of the numbers has long ceased to be so decisive.
Around the time the movement was founded, observers read from the demo participants whether it really was a movement – nobody questions that anymore today.
And in 2019 it was still about taking the fight against the climate crisis into the mainstream – which the group around Greta Thunberg undoubtedly succeeded in doing.
In view of the war, inflation and energy price shock, Fridays for Future can already count it as a success if at least one or the other is reminded of the most complex crisis of the century.
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The topics of the week
Scientists on radical protests in Germany: "The public only talks about how annoying these people are"
The activists of the "Last Generation" turn off pipelines and block roads.
Protest researcher Christian Volk on the question of how far one can go for climate protection.
Ecological participation: the fairy tale of anti-social climate protection
A government led by the Social Democrats and the Greens, of all people, falls short of their potential when it comes to combining ecology and justice.
UN General Assembly: Why yesterday's climate polluters are suddenly the saviors
150 heads of state speak in New York and promote climate protection, peace and the fight against poverty.
But in the energy crisis, they set other priorities.
This has serious consequences for the upcoming UN climate conference.
Yours, Kurt Stukenberg
Yours, Kurt Stukenberg