Berlin, June 28.10.2022, 8, 20:XNUMX a.m – The blockades of the last generation in Berlin are not going away. In various places in the capital, supporters of the movement are currently bringing traffic to a standstill by peacefully sticking themselves to the asphalt.
On several sign bridges, supporters of the last generation have chained themselves to the bridge structure with so-called 'fingerlocks'. For this purpose, these individual fingers were attached to small tubular structures. Some walk along the queues of cars with posters. They are calling on the government to finally take effective measures to get the climate catastrophe under control.
Daniel Eckert also takes part in the blockades: “Things cannot continue the way things are going now. Not even the simplest measures are being implemented - such as a speed limit on motorways or an affordable local transport ticket that the general population can afford. Instead, wind turbines are being torn down to extract more coal and merrily investing in deadly fossil fuels."
“We must now come together as a whole society to find a solution to the most pressing problem of our time“, says Last Generation speaker Aimée van Baalen. “We want a fair solution for everyone. Once the tipping points are reached, the climate catastrophe will hit humanity with full force and will no longer be able to be stopped. Now we still have the chance to turn things around.”
With the approaching climate collapse, not only ecological disasters such as droughts, heat waves and floods are threatened in the near future. The social consequences will also be extreme. Already in 2021, around 23,7 million people were forced to leave their homes due to the already catastrophic consequences of climate change.
The World Bank estimates that by 2050 more than 140 million people will flee their home countries due to extreme weather, crop failures and floods. Determined climate action could significantly reduce this number and the suffering that comes with it - but the current course of governments points in a different direction.
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