Climate change Politics and governments

Hi every one! I want to ask you about your interest in climate change.
Do you feel concerning about it?
Does your country apply rules to create less carbon than before COP21? If your answer is yes, what are they?
What about carbon tax ?

I'm very interested in climate change as we all should be in my opinion.
I went striking in stuttgart with Fridays for future recently.

Yes! Thank you for your action Liinda.hh 😉 👍

I'm very interested in climate change as we all should be in my opinion.
I went striking in stuttgart with Fridays for future recently.
That's great! Now that you mention it, here's a very interesting video for anyone who has been approached by "scepticists", especially from the AfD. It's in German though 🙂
https://www.zdf.de/dokumentation/terra-x/lesch-und-co-das-afd-klima-quiz-fuer-schueler-100.html

I think climate change is the greatest threat human kind will ever have seen. But I am going crazy if I see how much people aren't concerned about it.

It is an important topic and everyone has to take part to safe the world.
And at Linda you were "striking" so tell me how do you want to safe the world and what do you want to change. Tell me your solutions and plans.

Je te réponds en français puisque tu es française :
Oui, je me sens concernée pour le climat. Je fais des petites actions comme par exemple mettre les déchets organiques dans un compost ou faire du vélo. Je sens que ce n'est pas assez. J'aimerais m'engager, mais il y a tellement de causes qui me révoltent que je suis un peu perdue.
Et toi ?

It's basically funny that people say that the climate changes because it's now suddenly hotter than normal. That climate isn't directly equal to the weather. But that'll affect it later on once that climate has changed. Even though strange weather happens anyway the last time

It's basically funny that people say that the climate changes because it's now suddenly hotter than normal. That climate isn't directly equal to the weather. But that'll affect it later on once that climate has changed. Even though strange weather happens anyway the last time

You're right! Those are two different things. And it would be nonesens to say that a couple of hot days are a prove of climate change, since "climate" describes a very long-term trend in weather. So global warming doesn't show through thing like a temperature of 37° and rather through things like the last years setting new records in temperature and most of the hottest years on record being in the last decade

It is an important topic and we need all to do our best and act together to prevent it! Hat off for Greta Thunberg!!!

My position on this issue is that it is already important. However, we should not, as here, in the European Union, push it up to such an extent that it makes you vomit. I also think it's stupid to go to demonstrations or students to "skip school". Because they do not have any opinion on this subject yet. It would have to be carefully considered and weighed up in order to form an opinion. Some don't even know why they go to demonstrations. . . the answer would be to avoid going to school. And what about China and India!? There's so much smock in the air, they don't itch. And why then, as a "small European Union";, should we try to change the climate! I can't understand that Greta. . . she's 16! She doesn`t have anything better to do than deal with the climate!? Then I will say right away that we can live as prehistoric men again. Although, you can't, because of the open fire...

As for me, I'm mostly concerned about contamination of water and ground with plastics. I think that plastic bottles and fossil must be forbidden because they are not normally recycled. I am concerned about dangerous landfills of old electronics, it is told to be recycled, but just sent to the poorest countries. We turned our planet into a mess in 30 or 40 years🙁

As for me, I'm mostly concerned about contamination of water and ground with plastics. I think that plastic bottles and fossil must be forbidden because they are not normally recycled. I am concerned about dangerous landfills of old electronics, it is told to be recycled, but just sent to the poorest countries. We turned our planet into a mess in 30 or 40 years🙁
This is the truth what you wrote. Yes, we've made the planet a rubbish heap. Nature has no development opportunities, because everything is full of artificiality, chemistry, concrete. So no wonder about climate change.

I also think it's stupid to go to demonstrations or students to "skip school". Because they do not have any opinion on this subject yet. It would have to be carefully considered and weighed up in order to form an opinion. Some don't even know why they go to demonstrations. . . the answer would be to avoid going to school.

I could not disagree more. Why would we not yet be able to form oppinions? A lot of those protesting don't know how to solve climate change, but they don't have to know how. They just have to know that something needs to happen. Climate scientists can tell the how, we are yelling the NOW!

In the late sixties and early seventies, when I was in school, we were warned that mankind was causing a coming ice age. By the time I was in high-school we were told that we were causing a hole in the ozone layer of the atmosphere which would allow harmful radiation to kill us all. In the early eighties we were causing mass forestation which was going to deplete our oxygen. Next was global warming and all of the oceans were going to rise and flood New York by 2007. Now I am told that in 12 years "We are going to die because of climate change. We live on a dynamic planet. The climate has changed and will continue to change. I agree that we need to be good stewards of our planet. When I was a kid we used glass bottles that were recycled. Our vehicles were metal that was recycled. We used one telephone for the entire household, and they lasted for decades. We repaired broken appliances including tvs and radios. It is our lifestyles that need to change. We don't need the 80 inch tv to replace the 70 inch. We don't need the I-phone 12 to replace the i-phone 11. Look at your lifestyle, what are you doing to be a good steward?

I recall having read Russia publicly doesn’t care because they’re going to get more arable ground and better life conditions etc. etc.

Personally, what sadden me the most, except in Russia, is the lowering of biodiversity…

I guess we’ll be able to deal with climate change (though we’ll loose lot of money…)

I think it's great the kids are protesting (and adults as well). We need to actively change things now. The old fossil fuel oligarchy is way too complacent. I love Greta. I think she is awesome.

Most of what I think has been said here. So I only add, that no matter if you you blieve in climate change or not, it can't be bad to care about environment. At least, we all live here and want to be healthy, have fresh air, love clear blue lakes, etc. It's kind of strange that people get enraged if someone smokes next to them but are not bothered by walking next to a road full of cars with a baby buggy. That's kind of insane, don't you think? If we learn to see the small things, we will change the big. I try to live without plastic. That is my project in 2020. What is yours? To the "Fridays for future" movement: Stay strong! Discussions like this one here show that things are getting in motion!