Hundreds of activists including Greta Thunberg marched through the Swedish capital to a court Friday to file a lawsuit against the Swedish state for what they say is insufficient climate action.
More than 600 young people under the age of 26 signed the 87-page document that is the basis for the lawsuit which was filed in the Stockholm District Court. They want the court to determine that the country has violated its citizen’s human rights with its climate policies.
“Sweden has never treated the climate crisis like a crisis,” said Anton Foley, spokesman of the youth-led initiative Aurora, which prepared and filed the lawsuit. “Sweden is failing in its responsibility and breaking the law.”
The action comes as scientists warn that chances are slipping away to limit future warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) since pre-industrial times.
At a recent U.N. climate conference in Egypt earlier this month, leaders tried to keep that goal alive but did not ratchet up calls for reducing carbon emissions.
Another activist, Ida Edling, said that Sweden “is pursuing a climate policy the research is very clear will contribute to a climate disaster in the future.”
Sweden’s parliament decided in 2017 said that by 2045, the Scandinavian country is to have zero net emissions of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere and is to have 100% renewable energy.
Swedish broadcaster TV4 said the government declined to comment on-going legal actions.
Climate campaigners have launched numerous lawsuits against governments and companies in recent years, with mixed success.
In one of the most high-profile cases, Germany’s top court ruled last year that the government had to adjust its climate targets to avoid unduly burdening the young. The German government reacted by bringing forward its target for ‘net zero’ emissions by five years to 2045 and laying more ambitious near-and-medium term steps to achieve that goal.
Somebody gag this twit. What she knows about the way nature works comes from the pages of other extremists with made up “facts” Now Sweden isn’t doing enough to sooth the savage beasts. If her ilk get their way, the world will be back to rubbing 2 sticks together to start the cooking their tofu.
What’s that sign. Looks like it wants to say “ you stammer, we state”. That girl can’t even spell. But nice photo op.
These countries need to find a lot of land or even an island where we can ship all these environmentalists. Let them do whatever they want in the little Utopia and let the rest of the world continue to live. Even the area around Chernobyl has adapted and is thriving in spite of the problem of the plant. This world will continue far long after humans are gone so we have no need to cater to neurotic, paranoid environmentalists that need to be on a good dosage of medication to get rid of the mental delusions.
Climate is going on as usual. As in the past 2k yrs. Nothing is going to change,but the idiots who think 1* will make a difference. It’s a money making opportunity for the elite few. Greta needs to get counseling for the rest of her disability!
Sad to see Children used as pawns—or as Joseph Stalin deemed them : as USEFUL IDIOTS.
if She and all of the Idiots would Stop Breathing, that would really help.