Climate activist meets coal worker: Are we destroying our future? | Flipping the script

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DW News published this video item, entitled “Climate activist meets coal worker: Are we destroying our future? | Flipping the script” – below is their description.

A Fridays for Future climate activist goes head-to-head with a coal company worker. Both see climate change as a problem but have vastly different opinions about how Germany should fight it.

DW’s Flipping the Script reverses the roles of typical political debates: Voters discuss while politicians sit in the audience, listen and ask questions.

The four-part series tackles issues such as climate change, migration, cannabis legalization and social mobility, putting the concerns of citizens from diverse backgrounds at the heart of political debates. Politicians from different political parties were the audience, asked questions and made comments. Invitations to attend Flipping the Script were extended to politicians from all parties with a parliamentary group in the German Bundestag.


00:00 – Intro

01:14 – Are you afraid of climate change?

08:05 – Should Germany lead the world in climate policy?

13:39 – How can politicians bring people on board with climate protection?

15:17 – Climate protection and sacrifice.

19:58 – What’s the best way to fight climate change?

22:30 – Is Fridays for Future naive?

25:41 – Politicians reflect on “Flipping the Script?”

Politicians in the audience:

Christoph Ploß, CDU

Bianca Praetorius, CDU

Derya Türk-Nachbaur, SPD

Viola Matthtil-Reuther, SPD

Annika Klose, SPD

Georg Kössler, Die Gruenen

Marcel Emmerich, Die Gruenen

Georg Kurz, Die Gruenen

Marcus Faber, FDP

Lukas Köhler, FDP

Anke Domscheit Berg, Die Linke

Lorenz Gösta Beutin, Die Linke

Flipping the script is part of DW’s comprehensive coverage of the German Bundestag election campaign and the federal elections on September 26. Get an overview here:

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