Hello everybody! I’m a student living and studying in south Italy. As you might already know, there have been a few protests made by Ultima Generazione (Brutally translated: Last Generation) which have been object of debate and disputes (and mostly critiques)
I’m afraid that Italian politicians are now exploiting these protests to indoctrinate people into hating environmentalism. In my personal experience, I’ve seen plenty of people who used to support environmentalist protests starting to, I wouldn’t say hate, but at least distancing themselves from the environmentalist cause (regardless of the age)
Know here’s the question: Have there been similar protests in your country? What about the reaction of the media and the public?
EDIT: i put a random pic of Fridays for Future and Extintion Rebellion militants helping against the flood in Emilia Romagna
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I don’t think that they are doing their cause a disservice. Yes, a lot of people are annoyed by them, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their opinion on climate change shifted. Also they do set the topic on the news, which otherwise would 100% have ignored climate change, as always.
“100% have ignored” Yeah sure, then you don’t read newspapers. It is not ignored.
btw it wasn’t me who downvoted both of your posts.
Hehe, ok. I think it is not done enough to stop global warming. Maybe my writing “It is not ignored” gave such a wrong impression. But we have a climate initiative in my town’s politics, including the mayor. We have newspaper articles about climate change, and I don’t mean about the “Last generation”. We have the city’s supplier for energy, busses, water etc. doing climate actions.
Edit: We have a climate protection minister. So it is NOT ignored.