As with most things last year, the climate campaign has pushed into the background of the pandemic for environmental activism in 2019 after what many considered a breakthrough year

But that doesn’t mean the problem is gone, and according to Greta Thunberg it is more important than ever that we use this year to focus on the fight against climate change again

Before a panel discussion with the Dalai Lama on the weekend of Sept. January, Thunberg said to People:

My hope for 2021 is that we will see an awakening when it comes to climate and the environment [and] that we start treating this crisis like the crisis it is and understand what needs to be done ??? ? Understand that we have failed and that we must take really bold action now, that we cannot afford to wait any longer

Thunberg, who recently turned 18, admitted the pandemic was a “frustrating” event Challenging climate campaign dynamics as activists can no longer participate in the mass rallies and strikes that characterized the movement

Computer models suggest that the first wave of lockdowns last spring resulted in a sharp drop in CO2 emissions, mainly due to the lack of travel and the temporary shutdown of industries, and Thunberg believes the impact of the Pandemic have only increased the importance of acting on society to take the climate crisis seriously and that it has shown us that we are not living sustainably and the “we can, we won’t do it without listening to science”

Although many countries have set key environmental goals for the next decade, experts continue to warn that governments around the world are still not doing nearly enough to reduce their environmental impact, but there are signs of hope, especially given the fact that the new administration of Biden will join the Paris Agreement a little over a year after the official withdrawal of the United States under President Trump

While Thunberg describes the move as a “crucial step”, she also warns that governments cannot afford to be complacent

We have to make sure we don’t relax and go back to sleep now thinking, oh, the US. is back in the Paris Agreement, now everything will be fine ???? We now have to push even further

Announcing these kinds of distant hypothetical goals and targets that actually do nothing today it sends a signal that things are being done and that action will be taken when it is done? ?? s not

The Woodwell Climate Research Center and the Mind & Life Institute panel with Thunberg and the Dalai Lama will be streamed live on Facebook this Saturday at 10:30 a.m. EST

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Source: https://www.unilad.co.uk/news/greta-thunberg-hopes-2021-will-bring-a-climate-awakening/