Not easy voting green: Germans wary of getting climate bill
HALLE, Germany (AP) — It's a scorching September day and the Green party candidate hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor leaps on stage in front of hundreds of supporters for what should be a home run. Surveys show climate change is among the top concerns for many voters, and the audience in the eastern city of Halle is made up largely of students and retirees eager to hear how Annalena Baerbock plans to safeguard their future — or that of their grandchildren. © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2021 file photo the 'Lebenshilfe-Haus' (Life Assistant Building) home for the disabled is pictured in Sinzig, Germany.
for more than two weeks to lead climate activists in front of the Berlin Reichstag a hunger strike. Among other things Greenpeace cares about the health and urgently appeals to end the strike. © Kay Nietfeld A Camp from Hungerstrickende is built in the government district. The activists have been in the hunger strike for climate protection for more than two weeks and thus want to reach a meeting with the three Chancellor's candidates
Berlin (DPA) - the Environmental Organization Greenpeace appeals to the climate activists at the Berlin Reichstag, their for more than two weeks To finish hunger strike immediately. "We share the concern of the protesters around your future, but we appeal to you, from concern for your health and your well-being, this future and your young life not to play," wrote the Greenpeace chairman Martin Kaiser on Friday in one Opinion.
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Far fewer people arrived to speak at the meeting, which was the board's final budget hearing. Masks were not on the agendaOutside the meeting at the Brevard County Public School headquarters in Viera, Florida, one group of protesters gathered to burn masks, while another group of anti-mask mandate activists held a separate prayer vigil.
The climate protest participants had started a permanent hunger strike on 30th August. Their goal is a public discussion with the three Chancellor's candidates as well as the establishment of a bourgeois council, which the policy should provide immediate measures against climate change.
The three chancellor candidates of Union, SPD and Greens had appealed to the activists in the days before days to end the strike and do not put their lives on the game. An offer of Candidates Armin Laschet (CDU), Olaf Scholz (SPD) and Annalena Baerbock (Green), after the election with the activists to speak, rejected them. The conversation must take place in the election campaign, it was said. Baerbock had telephoned with the protesters a few days ago.
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If Australia's allies were worried that the country might cause them problems at upcoming climate talks in Glasgow, the past week of events should leave little doubt in their minds. It will. © Lukas Coch/AP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra, on Sept. 9, 2021. The government confirmed it refused to allow climate change goals to be written into a proposed free trade deal with Britain, as pressure mounts on Australia to make more ambitious commitments to cut carbon emissions.
Greenpeace Chief Kaiser called the activists not to endanger their lives and cancel their energy for the global climate strike on 24 September. He pointed out that it had already given "at least in a case" discussions with politicians and that a Civic Council climate already exist.
"We therefore hope that young people do not endanger their lives. We encourage you to recover and strengthen to use your strength and determination in the next few weeks and months for a climate change in Germany, "Kaiser wrote.
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Two Climate Activists on Hunger Strike Will Now Refuse Liquids Until Politician Meets Them .
"We can still turn this around," Swedish activist Greta Thunberg told a crowd in Berlin. "We demand change, and we are the change."Among those protesting strong action against climate change are two activists who are on a hunger strike until politicians agree to make public comments on climate policy. Henning Jeschke, 21, has been fasting since August 30. He is now joined by Lea Bonasera. The pair vowed to escalate their strike and begin refusing liquids, the AP reported.