thousands of students want to hurt today, Friday the compulsory education. Instead of sitting in the classroom and to learn to pull out in front of the Federal Ministry of economic Affairs: school strike for climate protection is your Motto, and your model of the Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, which is on strike for months, every Friday, and with their performances at the climate conference in Katowice, and now in Davos, the world impressed.
of Course, they may not
Yes, the children and young people because, simply skip school to demonstrate? Of course, you can't do this. Education is compulsory, and the students suffer the consequences. A unjustified day of absence, or fail hours may be credited, and if you have already skipped more often threatens a school's failure to display and, optionally, a penalty for their parents. In fact, it is likely that many of the teachers have understanding and maybe even about the commitment of the students to look forward to. And the schools could be pragmatic exclaim a-day project for climate protection, or with Teacher assistance as instruction in political education to declare, since there is a margin of discretion, is it from the Berlin school administration.
In the 80s, it was said: No Future
The question is anyway, anyone who has made heavier the breach of duty guilty. It's not the Old, the adults, the failure of blatantly? Failing to comply with a duty to maintain the livelihood of their children and the generations to come and protect, just?
Who grew up in the 80s, may remember the feeling of bewilderment and helplessness felt by children and young people in the face of major environmental disasters. At that time there was Forest dieback, ozone hole, Chernobyl, and the arms race. "No Future" was the feeling, and if a future there, then for a few Survivors in a nuclear bunker, out deadly sun radiation, treeless Wasteland. The fear of such an apocalyptic scenario was from a youth point of view, real – and you couldn't believe that adults would allow such a thing, if it was obvious that something needs to be done. So disastrous it didn't come then, but that was not because the would not have been with the environment anyway so bad, but this was mainly due to the fact that at the time, relatively fast and effective measures have been taken: There was a global CFC ban, all cars got catalytic converters, power stations, desulphurisation plants. But maybe this is for the children of yesteryear, today's adults, the Excel with inertia, just stuck: So bad it will not be already. And that would be fatal.daily mirror Background of energy & climate try it Now for free! the
too little is done. And slow
Greta Thunberg says, the truth is that nothing be done against climate change. This view is understandable, but in this absoluteness that's not quite true, of course. It is done a little, just too little and too slow. It will exit, for example, is tedious to a Carbon wrestled. Or the example of air transport: agreed international limits on how much CO2, aircraft are permitted to emit, and in 2028, aircraft that do not meet these limits must not be more produced. But when the previously produced aircraft will not fly any more, is unclear. At the same time, the economy was expected that the air traffic continues to grow strongly, and in Berlin the opening of the BER is longed for. It is these contradictions, which one understands as an adult in its complexity, but the children and young people, mind-boggling are likely to occur.
It is important that the boys say stop!
And because the adults are entangled in this complexity of the world, in the everyday necessities, and also paralyzed, it is even more important now that the boys say: stop it. You gambled away our future, and we are on strike, even at the cost of compulsory education. We let them be the shake-up.