These protests seem incredible, hopeful, necessary: Amaranta Herrero
Worldwide, millions of students are protesting against climate change. Amaranta Herrero is an Environmental sociologist from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, who encouraged students and especially those young people who will suffer most of the climate change to the marches.
This was what I told him in an interview with the newspaper El País.
They are having a lot of impact. Many areas of society that have generally not been dampened by the climate crisis begin to join in, begin to discover the problem and express it. It is true that for decades the alarms have been sounding from the scientific world. But governments are not only guided by the action of science, many social actors are needed to advance society, especially when it is about reducing emissions and that happens by consuming fewer materials and energy on a global scale, redistribute wealth and assume the planet has limited resources. There is a global consumer class that is leading us to the precipice.
The sociologist explains the need to move forward with real changes and not with just texts on paper signed by the incumbent president. There are more and more studies with the intention of showing that the world has very few years left to continue existing as we know it.
From now on the final stretch is marked, and it is believed that it is a matter of time before unpredictable and very strong environmental phenomena begin. An example of this is that there will be more and more Category 5 hurricanes, a longer dry season and even when the rains do occur they will be uncontrolled and unpredictable.
These protests seem incredible, hopeful, necessary: Amaranta Herrero.
Source: El País.