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Podcast: Why climate protests in Poland are so difficult


In Poland, the climate protest has little meaning. Dominika Lasota wants to change that. Hear in the podcast why she stalks politicians and why she sees an opportunity for her cause in the Ukraine war.

What to do if only a few hundred people come to the demo?

The 21-year-old climate activist Dominika Lasota from Poland experiences exactly that. She stands on stages, travels to climate conferences, but the response in her home country is less than in Western European countries.

»My greatest fear is waking up in the morning and realizing: my activism, all that, is no longer of any use«.

In order to generate attention for her cause, Lasota resorts to unusual means and, for example, ambushes politicians in order to confront them.

Dominika doesn't want to be compared to Greta Thunberg or Luisa Neubauer and be seen as their Polish version.

Although that might get her more attention.

Why is it so difficult for her to persuade her compatriots to do more climate protection?

What particular resistance does Lasota have to fight against in Poland?

What does that have to do with national pride and the Eastern European identity question?

And why is she so keen to set herself apart from climate warfare icon Greta?

In this climate report episode, we talk about this with the activist herself and SPIEGEL editor Muriel Kalisch, who accompanied Dominika Lasota for half a year.

Here's the new episode:

Further links to all programs can be found here.

Source: spiegel

All tech articles on 2023-02-07

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