We are currently experiencing global warming of 1.3 degrees (2 degrees in Switzerland). The last time the atmosphere contained this much CO2 was 3 million years ago. Loss of biodiversity. Crop failure. Social and ecological collapse. Mass extinctions. The current warming is unprecedented for humanity and is leading us into a dangerous and unknown world.
In the face of this catastrophe, which scientists have been urgently predicting for over 30 years, Swiss politics continues to close its eyes and pour oil on fire.
The citizens of this country and of the whole world therefore have the right and the duty to rebel - regardless of their political views. To protect their lives and the lives of their children.
In October 2021, hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds peacefully rebelled in Zurich. Almost 200 rebels were arrested. The rebels showed so much courage, determination, calmness and honesty. They have shown that there are people in this country who know how to take courage when necessary. That they refuse to condemn the younger generation to a hell on earth. Read more about the events here.
Swiss government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
It must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
Swiss governments must create and be led by the decisions of Citizens’ Assemblies on climate and ecological justice.
To preserve life on Earth, it's going to take everything we've got. The rebellion needs you, whatever role you want to play.