The report "The Limits to Growth" by the Club of Rome and I date
from the same year: 1972. That's how long knowledge of the interrelationships
of man-made global warming has been in the world. Not much has changed since
then, on the contrary: emissions of climate-damaging gases have continued to
rise, so that today we as a global society are not only faced with the
challenge of becoming CO2-neutral, but of doing so within the next 8-10 years
if we want to avoid dangerous tipping points and uncontrollable global warming.
In other words, knowledge of the urgency of the climate crisis needs to get out
to the people - as quickly as possible, and as broadly as possible. As a
teacher, I am convinced that schools, as the workshops of life, have a
particularly important role to play here. It has never been more important than
today that people learn "for life" in the best sense of the word.
Nora Oehmichen teachers Ethics, French and History in a secondary school.
When I intensively studied the scientific perspective of the climate crisis as part of
my master's thesis, I realized that elementary changes in human actions and thinking
are needed to shape a sustainable world in which people do not live at the expense of
future generations. A key factor for this change is education, in which
interdisciplinary climate education should be pushed. For this, it is important that
we act immediately and together to achieve this goal.
Timo is a teacher of physics and geography at a comprehensive school.
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.
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.