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Thunberg in Glasgow

Der Guardian – thanks a lot! – hat Greta Thunbergs Rede in Glasgow auf youTube publiziert. Hier ist der Textausschnitt zum Nachlesen. Frau Thunberg hat in allem Recht. Sie versteht die Tagung als Versuch der Politiker der Industriestaaten sich „grün zu waschen“ und dabei bewusst irreführend an den wirklichen Problemen vorbei zu reden. Sie sieht die Klimakrise als Ergebnis unserer globalen Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft, die bis in den Kolonialismus zurückreicht und auf der die fundamentalen globalen Ungerechtigkeiten, die heute noch bestehen, beruhen.

Ja, das ist so. Hier der Wortlaut:

It is not a secret that COP 26 is a failure.

It should be obvious that we cannot solve a crisis with the same methods that got us into it in the first place. And more and more people are starting to realize this.

Many are starting to ask themselves: What will it take for the people in power to wake up. But let’s be clear: They are already awake. They know exactly what they are doing. This is no longer a climate conference. This is now a global north greenwash festival, a two-week long celebration of business as usual and blah blah blah.

The most affected people in the most affected areas still remain unheard and the voices of future generations are drowning in their green washed and empty words and promises.

But the facts do not lie and we know that our emperors are naked.

To stay below the target set in the Paris agreement and thereby minimizing the risk of setting off irreversible chain reactions beyond human control we need immediate drastic annual emission cuts unlike anything the world has ever seen. And as we don’t have the technological solutions that alone will do anything even close to that that means we will have to fundamentally change our society.

And this is the uncomfortable result of our leaders‘ repeated failure to address this crisis.

And the climate and ecological crisis of course doesn’t exist in a vacuum. It is directly tied to other crises and injustices that date back to colonialism and beyond: Crises based on the idea that some people are worth more than others and therefore have the right to steal others, to exploit others and to steal their land and resources.

And it is very naive of us to think that we could solve this crisis without addressing the root cause of it.

And the question we must now ask ourselves is: what is it that we are fighting for? Are we fighting to save ourselves and the living planet or are we fighting to maintain business as usual? They cannot ignore our screams as we reclaim our power. We are tired of their blah blah blah.

Our leaders are not leading: this is what leadership looks like.

Frau Thunberg: Vielen Dank für diese klaren Worte. Ich teile Ihre Meinung völlig.

Ich teile Frau Thunbergs Befunde nicht erst seit heute: s. u.a.
„Klima Corona Ökonomie Globalisierung“ vom 7.2.

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