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People Power: 160,000 European Protesters Demand Action on Climate Crisis

People Power: 160,000 European Protesters Demand Action on Climate Crisis

Common Dreams staff

At least 80,000 people marched in a cold rain in Brussels Sunday in another massive protest demanding that the European Union take urgent and far-reaching action to address the world's climate crisis.

Sunday's march was the fourth climate march in the past three weeks—each one significantly bigger than the last—as students across Belgium and other European countries have skipped their high school and college classes in order to shame those in power who refuse to move urgently.

Apparently Europe is 160000 times more responsible as far as concerned citizenry goes than the USA is

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This is wonderful to see. It is no coincidence that these demonstrations are happening in Europe, which represents the pinnacle of human achievement.
Today’s Europeans are the sons and daughters of the Holly Roman Empire, where the modern world was forged. The Holy Roman Empire was the inheritor of the Roman Empire, which in its turn was the messenger of Greek civilization, where everything started.
Humanity diverged in many ways and most isn’t worth saving, but every effort must be made to save the apex of human civilization - Northern and Central Europe, China and Japan - as well as most of the animal kingdom, from where better species might evolve.
Those demonstrations are great, but ultimate success will be harder to get than everyone imagines, because for Humanity to survive it must also shed its scum. That scum is spread all over the planet, but is most concentrated in the vast Trumpist swaths of North America. Only if the white scum goes, does Planet Earth stand a chance.

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Climate change is directly proportional to no family planning.

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No family planning is directly proportional to religious interference in government. So is fascist uprising and Oligarchy

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Got to add wealth/power concentration to the mix for the pollution and poverty that causes global warming.

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Always look to what other countries are doing and compare it to what we are Not doing! The protests should have been during the Davos Summit with millions surrounding the compound waiting for the Elites to show their rat faces. They are Not discussing Global Warming or cutting anything Fossil Fuel. Instead they’re hard at work planning our demise with impimenting A.I. and cutting 40 percent of human jobs within 15 years. Their shareholders are thrilled with the Greed of it. CEO’S from Apple, Google, IBM, etc will be much wealthier than they are now. Where’s Our plan to stop them?

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Thank the Lord that the Europeans care about Mother Earth.

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I know that the Arctic meltdown will take a long time to get rolling but it’s going to be quite real. I know that taking baby steps right now, looking forward to inhibit the Arctic from melting down, is quite real, and so is any innovation that displaces much or preferably all of the fossil fuel industry quickly.

I know that some corporate troll farm with its left puppet hand talking pointlessly to its right pupped hand about “population” is quite a divergence from what’s real. The corporate troll farm wants to waste the real people’s time with what might be an issue except none of us have that much influence with most of the other nine billion people, but we do have great targets in Exxon and the Koch brothers.

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Europe is basically a secular region, by comparison America is a religious fundamentalist regime

While much of the rest of the world is begging, if not demanding that we address the climate crisis, our oil tycoons are looking for more and more cheap oil.

It’s like company executives putting 60-70 hours a week trying to save the company, and the boss (owner) is going to the casino every night.

We need our leaders to partner with the people, not the oil barons.

Not making the news here. Nothing bigger than the wall.

Nobody gives it to you, you have to take it. These so called leaders are basically organized crime. They’ve seized by force what they want and no amount of cajoling, protesting, petitioning and reasoning will inspire them to magically decide to give it back. there is only one way to regain our country from the mob bosses who have stolen it from us - we have to take it - to rip it away from them forcibly and never give it back. Any other strategy will only be a repeat of what has been tried a thousand times before with no effect.

Typical capitalist, thinks everything is about money.

Thank you for your posts…please don’t stop…I know full well it is damn hard getting people to think and talk about what is “really” happening in their/our lives, it is a thankless job but you are not being ignored it’s just a lag in processing time, which as we have seen is why it’s too late.

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I really love that piece of music and Jerry plays from his soul and not to a crowd :-)))

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That’s just what I was about to post about. Our mindset should reach beyond our own plight as Americans. We should be adding our LOUD voices to the world community that is in solidarity on demanding we cure our planetary disease, global warming.
We don’t have to lead on this, others already have. We just must engage.