"Something extremely bad is happening very fast. And while it is often entirely Brazil's fault - with the populist policies of its President Jair Bolsonaro fueling destruction that was cautiously limited by his predecessors, and farmers running riot, torching fields to clear land in the pursuit of cash -- it is also not really their fault at all.
The soy they grow, the beef they farm, the wood they log, and everything else they tear from the Amazon, aren't all used in Brazil. We buy them: Europe and central Asia about 19%, China 22%, North America 14%, according to the World Bank. Developed economies got that way through using up their own resources, and those of their colonies. So their diktats to Brazil as it develops, might better involve alternatives to deforestation - other ways to make money - than lectures. We could also stop buying their stuff too.
But the truth is, we don't want to."
From The Amazon is burning. The climate is changing. And we're doing nothing to stop it. Nick Paton Walsh, CNN
Die Woche vom 20.-27.9. ist die Aktionswoche Week for Future, bei der sich weltweit unzählige Menschen zu Protesten und Aktionen gegen den Klimawandel versammeln. Auch in Graz tut sich so einiges. Unter anderem traf sich letzten Freitag die neu gegründete grazer Artists-for-Future-Guppe am Eisernen Tor, um mit Musik und bildender Kunst auf die Klimawandel-Thematik aufmerksam zu machen. Ich war mit meinem Gemälde Inferno dabei.