From Watts Up With That?
Essay by Eric Worrall
Letzte Generation Climate hypocrites should try cutting back on their personal fossil fuel use, before they demand other people abandon fossil fuel.
Germany: Climate activists cause flight delays, cancelations
Last Generation activists hindered operations at airports in Hamburg and Düsseldorf. Some were reported to have glued themselves to areas near runways.
Activists said they had cut through fences at both airports and that several people had glued themselves to the ground in the runway areas.
The protesters said their actions aim to highlight the rising numbers of plane passengers, which are causing increasing climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions in the aviation sector.
“Instead of presenting a concrete plan to prevent this and to reach the emissions-reduction target called for by law, the Transport Ministry is relying on ‘technological flexibility,’” the group stated.
German Interior Minister Nancy Faeser pledged new security measures in light of the delays, saying that “there will soon be actual standards for operators of critical infrastructure.”
“This also includes airports, and this will continue to lead to special security at airports,” she added.
How can anyone take climate hypocrites like Last Generation, Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil seriously? Are they really so stupid they don’t realise the clothes most of them wear, the glue they use, and the banners they carry, are mostly the products of fossil fuels? Maybe they don’t think their personal hypocrisy matters?
Climate activists, if you want us to take your demands we abandon fossil fuel seriously, try cutting back on your personal use of fossil fuel.