On strategy and tactics of Extinction Rebellion

After Extinction Rebellion activists blocked a subway in London by climbing onto the roof of a train, passengers reacted furious and dragged activists from the roof or chased them on the roof. The action was then seen by the media as a “backlash” or “failure” [0]. Personally I do not share this view based on…

Int. Extinction Rebellion Week, Berlin, Oct 7 – A personal summary

The official (German) final press release of the International Extinction Rebellion Week in Berlin is linked below [1]. My personal highlights: Active participation in the meeting “re:claim THE HOUSE” including member of parliament of various parties (CDU, SPD, Grüne, FDP, Linke) and various climate movements (Fridays/Scientists For Future, Extinction Rebellion, Ende Gelände,…) including Prof. Volker…

re:claim THE HOUSE – Dialog mit Mitgliedern des Deutschen Bundestags in Berlin

Note: German and English version available. Deutsche und Englische Version verfügbar. Deutsch. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall konnte ich heute, 16. Oktober 2019, 14-16Uhr, an dem Dialog “re:claim THE HOUSE” zwischen Vertretern verschiedener Klimabewegungen (Prof. Volker Quaschning und Dr. Gregor Hagedorn für “Scientists for Future”, Clara Mayer  für “Fridays for Future”, Ende Gelände, Extinction Rebellion, uva…

The (real) top environmental problems

”I used to think the top environmental problems were biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change. I thought that with 30 years of good science we could address those problems. But I was wrong. The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy … and to deal with those we need a spiritual and cultural…

Angela Merkel at the UN Global Climate Change Summit 2019

I consider Chancellor Merkels statements on climate change policy harmful misleading nonsense trying to pretend she cared about climate change [¹]. Just some comments on some of her statements: Proposing a “global solution” after decades of political inaction on the international level, showing that there will be no global solution, means just continuing the old…

The Greta-Thunberg Phenomenon

There are multiple factors which have lead from a solo strike by Greta Thunberg on 20 August 20, 2018, to a global climate and ecological movement with about 4 million people protesting on September 20, 2019, which are already sufficiently described [1]. However, the main factors are in my opinion that Greta Thunberg’s combination of…

Friedrich Merz propagiert die Interessen des Mega-Investors Blackrock

Der Vorstoß von Friedrich Merz als Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender von Blackrock Deutschland private Altervorsorge einzuführen [1], dh Pensionsgelder in Aktien zu investieren, ist lediglich ein Versuch von Blackrock an die gewaltigen Gelder der staatlichen Pensionskassen zu gelangen. Wie Heike Buchter (2015) [2] in ihrem Buch beschrieben hat, hat Blackrock den gleichen Versuch in den USA (Präsident Clinton)…

Global Week For Future, Sep 20-27, 2019, Program, Uppsala

Program “Global Week For Future”, Uppsala (update: 2019-09-09, se Facebook Event) Note: Akta! Det finns två stora strejks (lite förvirrande): Den 23 september kallar FN:s generalsekreterare António Guterres världsledarna till ett extrainsatt klimatmöte på grund av de stora skolstrejkerna för klimatet. Runt detta möte planerar FridaysForFuture världen över en hel vecka av aktioner som börjar…

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