During these times when our own extinction is possible, the slogan "rebellion or extinction" allows us to transform our pain into rage, into energy for the uprising for the climate and for our life. We have no other alternative.
In recent weeks we have seen how the student movement and other social groups have put on the front line of the media, political and social agenda the climate emergency in which we are immersed, calling strongly on institutions to take firm measures against climate change. To better understand this new movement, the logics on which it is based and its main proposals, we spoke with Andrea(s) Speck, one of the promoters of the movement at the European level and a long-standing activist in the area of civil disobedience and non-violence.
We have little time left to achieve a fundamental change in the policy of our states to halt and limit climate change. We are talking about a few years because in 2030 (in less than 12 years) we would have to have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 45% to limit global warming to 1.5º C. But neither politics nor social debate are up to this challenge. So, are we fucked?
On 3 December 2018 the COP24 will open in Katowice, Poland. A new United Nations conference on climate change that should coordinate the efforts of states to limit temperature increases to levels "significantly below" 2ºC, in accordance with the commitments of the COP21 in Paris.
However, the history of the COPs does not invite much hope for this new edition, as the previous ones did not succeed in steering us away from the serious repercussions of climate change.