German Media Say ‘Voters Force Government into Climate Protection’
May 29, 2019 (EIRNS)—This is the headline of an article in Süddeutsche Zeitung, written on the eve of today’s special session of the government’s “climate cabinet.” Chaired by the Chancellor, the ministers of transport, environment, agriculture, finance, economics will convene to discuss an acceleration of decarbonization policies. The transport and agriculture sectors have been singled out as the ones to be transformed to drastically reduce emissions. The article propagandizes that the May 23-26 European Parliament elections, in which Germany’s “ruling” Christian Democrats and Social Democrats suffered huge losses in favor of the Green Party, now the second largest in Germany, is a wakeup call for the government to finally take so-called “climate protection” seriously and do something.
That “doing something” means horrendous cuts in the population’s living standards, amid Malthusian appeals to austerity in favor of “protecting” the climate, and bolstered by piteous pleas of the likes of Greta Thunberg, who otherwise know absolutely nothing about science, about climate.
Particular blackmail against the government is being orchestrated with reference to the fact that in 9 of Germany’s 10 biggest cities, the Greens took the lead in the European election: Cologne 32.9%; Frankfurt 31.3%; Hamburg and Munich 31.2 each%; Duesseldorf 29.2%; Stuttgart 28.4%; Berlin 27.8%; Dortmund 25.0%; Leipzig 20.2%. In Berlin, the Greens got almost as much as CDU (15.2%) and SPD (14.0%) combined. Generally, 30% of the urban youth votes, and more than 40% of the vote of first-time urban electorate went to the Greens.