Zürich - 2021-05-21 - StrikeForFuture
Why this page?
Many thousands of young people in many places around the world are on strike every Friday and instead of attending school use the time to demand real and immediate measures to protect the climate, following the example of the young Swede Greta Thunberg - who has been on strike for the climate since summer 2018.
I think this loud protest should not be limited to school, but should expand. As long, and as far, as it takes until the last decision maker realizes that playing for time is no longer an option.
Demonstrations are necessary, but there are other possibilities to join.
The major reason why so little is done to stop the climate change is the uninterrupted and systematic pressure to maximize profit and self-interest. This applies to companies as well as individuals.
It needs a breakout from this hamster wheel, which turns the faster the faster we run.
And that what #FridayForFuture can be mean as well - use the Friday to pause for a moment and try to do something other for the future than usually.
This can be joining demonstrations of school kids (I did from Jan 18th onwards several timess) but any other attempt to break out of the hamster wheel counts as well for me, be it privately or publicly, be it big or small. To do that, it helps to break free for a few hours from everyday routine, to be able to even think and help shaping a desirable future. That's what I want to do with #FridayForFuture.
In order to pass on this suggestion, this page will appear here every Friday
- An interesting simulator helping to understand factors that we must change to keep temperature change below the 2 degree limit. Try it yourself!
- It's possible, if only politics wants to - The ozone hole and its healing, Nature, 2019-10-23
- 100'000 at the climate demonstration in Bern, September 28th
- Scientists endorse mass civil disobedience to force climate action
- Join a climate event near you! - climate event search, provided by Avaaz
- Climate Strike N.Y.C.: 1.1 Million Can Skip School for Protest
- Greta Thunberg speech in Assemblée Nationale
- John Oliver - Last Week Tonight - New Green Deal
- Animated worldmap of temperature change from the Berkeley Earth Global Temperature Report for 2018
- The Guardian: Global climate strike: students take to the streets – in pictures
- #Scientists4Future - Statement
- 12,000+ scientists in German-speaking Europe have declared their support for the #FridaysForFuture youth demonstrations
- February 2nd - National Climate Demonstration in Switzerland - Zürich
- More than people demonstrating at the national climate demonstration on February 2nd
- January, 25th: School strike in Davos with Greta Thunberg
- January: 24th: 35,000 children protest in Brussels over climate change
- January 18th - #FridayForFuture Zürich