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DN Opinion. Corporations and politicians accountable for the climate crisis

Skolstrejkande young people to understand something that the older generation seems to have missed. The climate crisis is not a result of daily showers, four new jeans a year or someone is taking the bus or car instead of bike to school when the weather was lousy.

No, instead, showed a study published recently that three Swedish companies – clothing chain H&M, telecom company Ericsson and the white goods maker Electrolux, accounting for more carbon emissions than the whole of Sweden.

Ragnvald Nilsson calls, in a letter to the editor of the DN Opinion on april 19, young people to act in their everyday lives and not just skolstrejka. When he speaks about acting it is about buying fewer jeans and showering less.

and young people who have been on strike and continue the strike on Friday have understood that their individual small choices in life will not have an honest chance to turn what is about to happen. Klimatkamp is about to elevate the issue to a new plane, to be clear which are the major culprits, and to set requirements for change.

It is our generation that shall take over this world, and we are not going to be content to ignore to shower sometimes. We intend to claim more than what the politicians are prepared.

the Big change rarely occurs to people to change a little bit in their everyday lives. Big change will be that we are many that go together for what we believe in.

up around the skolstrejkerna seems to have upset many. It is in itself not so strange. The movement threatens the prevailing silence about the real threat of climate change.

pointing out the big business, the richest players and lazy politicians who are the ones with the most debt. It is not consistent with the generally accepted picture of the individual's ability to influence through small changes in consumption patterns.

To demonstrate and gain publicity is not fun, it is necessary. We have gone from words to action. As it is usually stand on the banners: ”System change, not climate change!”

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