German climate court ruling to have major impact – media commentators

Posted: April 30, 2021 by oldbrew in climate, government, Legal, News
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Featured Image -- 48215According to AP: ‘Additionally, the court supported the idea that severe restrictions on freedom are acceptable when related to efforts to prevent climate change.’ Severe! You have been warned. 
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Clean Energy Wire reports:

Germany’s Constitutional Court ruling that the government’s climate policies are insufficient will have a major impact on the country’s election campaign and beyond, media commentators say.

“The political impact of the ruling is likely to be enormous,” writes Jakob Schlandt in Der Tagesspiegel. “The judges leave no doubt at all that there is a robust, actionable scientific consensus on man-made climate change,” which results in an obligation for politicians to act, Schlandt writes.

In the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wolfgang Janisch writes that politicians can no longer postpone decisions regarding climate protection. “The defense of fundamental rights against climate protection failures [..] must begin today,” Janisch writes.

In a commentary in Focus Online, Ulrich Reitz says the ruling paves the way for Green Party politician Annalena Baerbock to possibly become the next German chancellor. “The Greens can now make climate policy the benchmark for all legislative interventions,” Reitz writes, and warns of “climate absolutism” that will restrict people’s fundamental rights in a similar way to the coronavirus policies.

In Die Welt, Daniel Wetzel argues that the judicial belief that the next generation will be more heavily burdened by climate change is “highly questionable” and not scientifically supported. Clean energy technologies are making rapid progress and their costs are falling, he says, meaning “climate protection will likely be cheaper and easier for the next generation.”

Full article here.

  1. oldbrew says:

    Totalitarian Elites Want To Extend COVID-19 Lockdowns Forever For ‘Climate Change’
    APRIL 30, 2021

    Power-hungry government officials’ eyes have been opened to how far they can stretch their ’emergency powers,’ and climate change is their next frontier.
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    Courts allowing climate mania to run amok is ominous.

  2. Chaswarnertoo says:

    Eff off, then eff off some more.

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    “…no doubt at all that there is a robust, actionable scientific consensus on man-made climate change,” What a load of codswallop. Science is not about consensus. It is about testable ideas which are also falsifiable (scientifically speaking). This is just more fascism from Church of Satanic Gases meant to suppress our freedoms in favor of the tyrannical pols. The fact that a climate court even exists tells you all you need to know about this scam.

  4. Gamecock says:

    So we can nuke China. To prevent climate change.

  5. oldbrew says:

    Consensus? 😂

    Physics Prof. Concludes Doubling CO2 Adds Just 0.5°C; ‘Cannot Affect Climate’

    A new CO2 climate sensitivity study suggests that beyond the 300 ppm threshold, “any further increase of (anthropogenic) CO2 cannot lead to an appreciably stronger absorption of radiation, and consequently cannot affect the earth’s climate.”

    Dr. Schildknecht is a Bielefeld University physics professor affiliated with the Max Planck Institute in Munich.

  6. Chaeremon says:

    And the new EU chipmaker alliance with €billions€ from EU Thierry Breton will shuttle between NH midsummer factory and SH midsummer factory, because … pre-adult climate court ruling.

  7. JB says:

    “robust, actionable scientific consensus”?

    Yeah, in a court room full of parakeets.

    I once read that Germans swore post WWII they would never do these things again. Same old crap from 80 yrs ago. Virtually ALL the revolutions that swept Europe in recent history have their roots on the border of Germany and France. Makes one wonder just dimwitted our ancestors really were. from this entrenched behavior.

  8. Phoenix44 says:

    How do you get to “severe restrictions on feeedom” from a scientific view on what might happen?

    That’s not science. It’s not economics. It’s a purely political view. The courts should not be deciding such things. It is a judicial coup, a usurpation of our right in a democracy to vote to do nothing about climate change.

  9. Tom Williams says:

    So, how will this all end? Will the G7 countries have to experience economic hardships before realizing that “Net Zero” won’t work and that climate change is not man made? How bad will the economies have to suffer from this delusion before sanity returns? Is there hope that we can avoid severe recessions and suffering by the most vulnerable? This is scary stuff.

  10. hunterson7 says:

    So climate fear trumps democracy and freedom.
    Eff the climate extremists. They are fascists in green shirts.