…holy innocence that believes in fairy tales!!
They do not know about the new coal plants that China is installing, they do not know how much coal Germany burns or how much India will continue to pollute along with so many emerging countries……. or maybe they know it, but it is easier to parade in Europe and it is so difficult to give up the comforts to which young people and the last generations have been accustomed; how many high-tech products or low-cost products in common use come from the hungry Chinese dragon?
Children parade through the cities against coal pollution … and feel like protagonists in the world by getting up for a few hours from the comfortable sofa!
All this would not be worrying, indeed it would be preparatory to a better world if they were conscious and aware of the words shouted with the integralist Greta.
Ridiculous are the announcements of Europe that has discovered itself at the head of the row in the fight against pollution and also for Human Rights … ridiculous because industry cannot be forced too much into the ecological transition, just as it cannot be made to pay stratospheric bills electricity to the population; ridiculous because Human Rights are invoked while the Taliban are left to run around; ridiculous because most of the polluting countries are rushing to armaments and don’t give a damn about the European announcements, much less about the parades of young people.
The world thinks about producing and doesn’t care about smoking. Europe, on the other hand, torment our already overly regulated businesses and find excuses for new taxes while young people hangs on Greta’s words.
HOW WILL EUROPE EXPORT THE BEAUTIFUL THEORIES TO THE WORLD?
But do the politicians who follow Greta’s rally, claiming to be attentive to the kids’ proposals, have any ideas or are they just joining a great media show?
The effects on climate change are there for all to see and people are quite aware of them even if those who are hungry they are more inclined to endure climate change to ensure, immediately, a dish to put on the table; while wealthy people will hardly give up on acquired comforts and ordinary people will not be able to pay exorbitant bills or will find themselves having problems with what to put at the table for lunch.
The problem is truly alarming and complex, but it will hardly be solved with the protests of young people or the ignorance of political leaders.
The financial system and industrial globalization have increased the production of carbon dioxide by forcing the uncontrolled growth of monopoly giants and increasing intercontinental transport …. why in Europe we have to consume Argentine lemons after they have crossed the ocean in all seasons? Why have we industrialized traditionally agricultural countries?
Now, do we think that finance can go green? … only dollars are green!
The problem is not the cars (already technologically capable of almost eliminating pollution) that we want to transform to electric propulsion and the solution is not the gigantic wind turbines that are transforming the landscapes (already suffering from the whims of the wind and costing a fortune in energy terms to build them)…all of this just puts more dollars in motion!
Europe and the world need enlightened politicians, we must stop wasting to feed a financial system that has the bug of continuous growth in it.
We need governments financed by the people and not monopolies that intercept the wealth of the people through the entrapment of the people. We need banks that will go back to banking: collecting savings and investing in businesses that are useful to the territory and not to unknown, distant, sorcerers.
THE BAD NEWS IS THAT THE WORLD HAS LOST ITS MOLD TO MANUFACTURE ILLUMINATED POLITICIANS: SCHOOL AND EDUCATION …
THE CHILDREN SHOULD STUDY FOR THE FUTURE, NOT TO MANIFEST USELESS, HAPPENING THE FABLES OF THOSE WHO INSTRUMENTALIZE THEM. POSSIBLY, PROTEST AND FIGHT AFTER KNOWLEDGE.
By Romano Pisciotti