Today’s commentary by BezirksBlätter editor Anna Wintersteller is about her opinion on climate activism.
Do you know the feeling of sleep paralysis? For me it works like this: I’m lying in bed, I can’t move. I scream and scream for help but no one hears me. Luckily, it all turns out to be just a nightmare. Sometimes when I talk to others about the climate crisis, I feel the same way. I am desperate to talk about what awaits us all in the next 30 years with current climate policies. But nobody seems to hear me.
It’s all so terribly complicated, I hear from politicians. “Everyone is equal in politics anyway,” I hear from those around me. I am all the happier that activists in Salzburg also stand up for more climate protection and scream for me when I get tired of it. Consistent climate protection is possible and I’m fed up with excuses. Instead of complaining about individual activists who choose more radical ways of protesting, I think it would make more sense to collectively demand more climate protection from decision-makers. Because: together it’s louder and more effective.
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