What can children do to make the climate livable again for all living beings?
[RS] Many children and young people understand the climate crisis better than adults. They can convince their parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts that we must respond to the climate emergency with far-reaching climate protection. This starts with voting out sham climate protection.
What is your current research focus and why?
[RS] I want to understand why we have not solved the climate crisis for three decades, despite corresponding goals and promises, but have escalated it further. Only when we understand this will we be able to solve the problem adequately.
And why did you become a scientist?
[RS] I find it enriching to better understand societies that often act irrationally and to pass on insights to students. In addition, research and teaching is exciting, intellectually challenging and self-determined work.
The copyright for the photo belongs to Dr Reinhard Steurer, MA, MPP.
BOKU – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
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