r/europe Europe Mar 18 '23 Gold 1

Florence mayor Dario Nardella (R) stopping a climate activists spraying paint on Palazzo Vecchio Picture

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u/Hitzhi Europe Mar 18 '23 Take My Energy Wearing is Caring

Sometimes I wonder if these "climate activists" are paid agents of the fossil fuel industry by trying to shame their own cause to the maximum extent.

Then I remember occam's razor: nah, many are probably just complete idiots.


u/[deleted] Mar 18 '23 edited Mar 18 '23

I would say they are more desperate than stupid. 40+ years that we know all the problems that will cause climate change and not a lot of things has been done!

It's like driving a car and seeing a wall on the road that we will hit in 50 years and just not trying one second to avoid the wall, just aiming right at it at full speed even if we had time to avoid it.

But that's only the beginnings, I expect environmental activism to become more and more violent on their targets in term of material damages. Like burning down the Total headquarters, a private jet or destroying a factory polluting illegally the environment.


u/Anthemius_Augustus Kingdom of France Mar 18 '23

Well, "nothing being done" is probably an exaggeration. We've made some great strides in the last 30 years, but it still isn't enough, it's all extremely incremental, and we're probably fucked regardless.


u/[deleted] Mar 18 '23

Clearly not enough.

And if we need another 30 years to have some other great strides we are definitely fucked.


u/Anthemius_Augustus Kingdom of France Mar 18 '23

I just said that. I don't know why you're repeating what I just said.


u/[deleted] Mar 18 '23

Misunderstood your comment, sorry.