Energy economists accuse Thunberg of misusing the climate protection movement


November 16, 2023, 06:36

Climate activist Greta Thunberg caused a stir with one-sided pro-Palestinian statements at a climate protest in Amsterdam. Energy economist Claudia Kemfert sharply criticized the Swede’s statements. In an interview with MDR AKTUELL, he accused Thunberg of misusing the movement.

Energy economist Claudia Kemfert sharply criticized climate activist Greta Thunberg’s anti-Israel remarks at a demonstration in Amsterdam. He told MDR AKTUELL: “What happened really depressed me. It shocked and shocked me.”

Energy economist: Thunberg abuses climate protection movement

Thunberg damaged the climate protection movement and her reputation as a fighter against climate change. According to Kemfert, the “Fridays for Future” demonstration will have a theme of climate protection. “But this is being misused” for one-sided slogans in the Middle East conflict, Kemfert explained.

The initial goal of “Fridays for Future” was to disseminate scientific positions. “Now this is the stage of disinformation,” the climate economist criticized.

More focus on climate protection issues

From Kemfert’s point of view, the supporters of the “Fridays for Future” movement in Germany behaved correctly: “They clearly distanced themselves from it.” Kemfert hopes the German climate movement will reunite: “My big suggestion at the moment is to concentrate on the issue of climate protection.”

This energy economist is not worried that the climate protection movement will fail. This is a global civil society movement. “There were so many people. You can’t say everything just collapsed. I don’t see it that way.”

Topics in this program:CURRENT MDR | RADIO MDR AKTUELL | November 15, 2023 | 14:30

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