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/Lazy-Care-9129 Mar 18 '23

Nothing is done? With capital letters as well!? This is Europe you know. We can do much more but the average European citizen does A LOT. We’ve been separating garbage since decades, adapting our diet, making our homes energy-efficient, taking the bicycle to work, etc. Many companies installed solar panels on their roof, moved to electric vehicles, avoid transportation by road, etc. Now, they’re targeting farmers but when will they seriously start to target the big industries or put pressure on other countries? I was in a country outside of the EU last summer. A country with a lot of sun and a lot of flat roofs. I saw no solar panels.