In many discussion on the required climate action to avoid climate breakdown, it is emphasized that we have to follow the legal framework which is founded on the democratic process. However, democracy means that all people who are affected by a decision should also be able to influence it. However, decisions with very long-lasting effects, like climate stability, which will affect future generations in a time-span of hundreds or thousands of years, cannot be influenced by future generations. Therefore, such decisions which are made by the current generation basically represent a dictatorship of a minority of the living, powerful generation forcing their decision upon a majority of many future, powerless generations. Therefore, political decisions which violate the sustainability of the biosphere for future generations, who cannot influence these decisions, do not have a basis founded on democracy and resulting laws lack a legal basis.