The climate protection activist Luisa Neubauer has made massive allegations against Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU).
This has “repeatedly set priorities against our livelihoods, against ecological rights and the chances of future generations,” said Neubauer of the “Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung” (Saturday edition). Merkel has often pushed through major decisions against her party. “She rarely did that with climate protection,” criticized Neubauer.
With a view to the election campaign, the co-organizer of Fridays for Future called for a joint approach by all parties. “Germany will not make its contribution if not everyone is committed to climate justice. The challenge is so enormous that a non-partisan consensus is necessary,” said the 25-year-old activist in the newspaper. The corona pandemic has shown what people are ready for if the drama is clearly shown to them. It is “possible to expect something from the population if the policy is honest”.
When it comes to climate protection, “nobody has made a serious attempt to do what should be done,” she told the newspaper. The assertion that none of this works because people did not go along with it is unproven to this day. “Of course there is always opposition and resistance. If that had always been used as an excuse for doing nothing, there would never have been women’s suffrage, the minimum wage, or the coal or nuclear phase-out,” emphasized Neubauer.