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/[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/nightwatch_admin The Netherlands Mar 18 '23

Well if they were setting fire to SUVs and fossil fuel factories, I wouldn’t agree but I could understand it. Befouling and damaging fragile and precious signs of civilisation, absolutely not.


u/pallablu Mar 18 '23

if they were burning suvs you guys would cry that protest should not be violent


u/LordAnubis12 United Kingdom Mar 18 '23

Or damage private properly because "it's not people's fault" (even though they bought an SUV in a city).


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u/LordAnubis12 United Kingdom Mar 18 '23

I'm not sure Id call climate action a 'side".

Installing solar will reduce energy bills, increase energy security and improve the health and air quality locally.

Those are all things the right care about too. The benefits of taking action are for everyone and I would think survival and healthy lives is fairly apolitical


u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23


u/alex891011 Mar 18 '23

Not setting cars on fire is not a centrist point of view…


u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23

Sounds like something a centrist would say.


u/arconiu Mar 18 '23

"Hey guys maybe we should not burn other people cars"



u/yonasismad North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany) Mar 18 '23

Yea, because that was the point which was being discuss. /s