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The concerns of the young protesters are justified – A statement by Scientists for Future concerning the protests for more climate protection

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Authors: Breyer Christian, Hagedorn Gregor, Loew Thomas, Seneviratne Sonia I., Lucht Wolfgang, Beck Marie-Luise, Hesse Janina, Knutti Reto, Quaschning Volker, Schleimer Jan-Hendrik, Mattauch Linus, Hübener Heike, Kirchengast Gottfried, Chodura Alice, Clausen Jens, Creutzig Felix, Darbi Marianne, Daub Claus-Heinrich, Ekardt Felix, Göpel Maja
Publisher: Oekom Verlag
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: GAiA
Volume number: 28
Issue number: 2
Start page: 79
End page: 87
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0940-5550
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access hybrid publication


In March 2019, German-speaking scientists and scholars calling themselves Scientists for Future, published a statement in support of the youth protesters in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland (Fridays for Future, Klimastreik/Climate Strike), verifying the scientific evidence that the youth protesters refer to. In this article, they provide the full text of the statement, including the list of supporting facts (in both English and German) as well as an analysis of the results and impacts of the statement. Furthermore, they reflect on the challenges for scientists and scholars who feel a dual responsibility: on the one hand, to remain independent and politically neutral, and, on the other hand, to inform and warn societies of the dangers that lie ahead.

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