Heatwave offers chance to get serious about battling climate change – opinion
This summer’s heatwave should finally make people feel the meaning of global warming and understand that we urgently need to fight it, writes Maike Brülls in a commentary in taz newspaper. “Let’s see the summer 2018 as an opportunity. Let’s keep cool (excuse the pun) and think about what can be done about climate change – even if we’re quite late. Obviously, humans have to experience a certain amount of suffering before they start to act.” Everybody can contribute to fighting climate change with lifestyle decisions, or by protesting against lignite mining, writes Brülls. It might not be enough to save the world, “but this summer has made it clear: We have to try, and we have to do it now”.
In a different commentary in the newspaper, Charlotte Wiedemann writes that “many people get scared in this never-ending summer for the first time […] With silent power, climate change has entered our front gardens”.
Read the commentary in German here.