In spring 2019, I cheered for our growing youth climate movement. Soon after that, I
cheered for the united science backing them. In summer 2019, my passive cheering turned
into action. Still today, I am in panic about my own children not being able to either
enjoy or even reach adulthood. I want to help reach hearts and brains to unleash the
changes necessary to avoid the looming climate catastrophe.
Erik Harloff teaches Computer Science and Economics at a German secondary school.
After informing myself about the climate change in 2019 thanks to Greta Thunberg and many
others, I couldn't continue my life as it was looking at my children and imaging what they
would ask me in the future, like "knowing about the consequences, you didn't try to stop
Ivan has been an entrepreneur, programmer and vice-chairman of an European association of
SMEs for many years.
Knowing about the climate emergency and the danger it brings to human life and health I
could not start working as a medical intern after finishing my studies last summer. I´m
convinced that education about the climate catastrophe is a key factor towards the
wellbeing of human existance. I love to participate in raising the awareness of our need
to act now on a political and personal level.