Sticky teenagers traveling to Bali is not an isolated case
“Long-distance Luisa” preaches climate protection – and jetted around the world
Demonstrating for the climate and at the same time flying on vacation: This double standard occurs again and again among climate activists – even among the prominent figureheads.
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The climate activists Yannick S. (24) and Luisa S. (22) flew to Bali on vacation.
Sven ZieglerEditor News
The two climate adhesives Yannick S. (24) and Luisa S. (22) missed a court date in November last year. Instead of taking responsibility for a blockade and sticking action, they traveled to Bali on vacation. Eight tons of CO₂ and 140,000 liters of kerosene ended up in the air. A spokesman for the “Last Generation” action alliance defended the action. The couple booked the flight “as private individuals, not as climate protectors”.
It is not the first time that climate activists have attracted attention with their double standards. Prominent climate activists and politicians close to them are always on the go in airplanes for holidays or other appointments. Figurehead Luisa Neubauer (26), for example, has traveled to America, Asia and Africa in the past, diligently posting photos on Instagram.
Neubauer’s opponents then spread the hashtag #LangstreckenLuisa on Twitter. She defended herself and said that she now flies much less frequently than she used to. She has now deleted the Instagram photos – they no longer match the image of German Greta.
Difficult also: the annual climate conferences in which the climate activists take part. Last winter, for example, this took place in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt. A journey by train: Impossible, the route would lead through the war-torn Syria. Neubauer and her team therefore traveled to Istanbul by train and took the plane from there. Greenpeace activists, on the other hand, flew from Germany to the Egyptian seaside resort because of security concerns.
Politicians also caused a shitstorm
Politicians who show solidarity with climate activists also caused a stir with long-haul flights. The German member of parliament and parliamentary leader Katharina Schulze (37), for example, jetted across the USA in 2019 and, among other things, treated herself to ice cream in summer temperatures on the west coast of California. She defended herself against the allegations and spoke of “business appointments” that she had to attend as part of the trip to the USA.
The Green politician and former MEP Sven Giegold (53) caused a great stir in 2019. At a meeting in Strasbourg, he voted for the climate emergency and was happy about it on social media.
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A short time later, Giegold got on the plane and flew from Strasbourg to Berlin. The 700-kilometre route could have been covered in around seven hours by train. Critics accused him of “double standards”. Giegold justified himself with a professional appointment that he absolutely had to keep in Berlin.