The former US President Obama called in Berlin, the young Generation, more about the political course to have a voice. He praised the fight against climate change and warned of the dangers of disinformation.
The former US-President Barack Obama has called on young people to get involved and interfere. The youth was asked to change the world, Obama said at an event in a Berlin private school. The earlier commitment to start, "the better". "You let your grandfather or your grandmother, not to decide which dresses you want to wear or what music you listen to. Why don't you have to determine then, in what world do you live?"For climate protection, against populism
The youth should have a voice in deciding the political course of action, Obama said at the "Town Hall"Meeting with young people from all over Europe, get involved in society. This applies to the environmental policy and climate change, Obama said, the students praised the protests for more commitment against climate change. Climate change is an "existential challenge". "The Planet on which we live, is in danger."
In addition, he stressed: "We will not succeed if we do nothing and wait for someone else makes it." This was true even if it is against the global populism. Obama named his successor, Donald Trump, although not by name, his statements are likely to be those addressed.
In Obama's term of office had been negotiated by 2015, the Paris climate agreement. Trump launched as one of its first acts, the withdrawal of the USA from the agreement. However, Obama's climate policy has been criticized during his presidency of the German side again and again. He had discovered the issue relatively late.