Carola Rackete demonstrates at the open pit against lignite
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She became known as the captain of the "Sea-Watch 3", but actually sees Carola Rackete as a climate activist. While visiting the Rheinische Revier, she met people fighting for the preservation of their villages.
CArola Rackete, who became known as the "Sea Watch" captain, has demonstrated at the lignite mine Garzweiler for the preservation of open pit mines and lignite. She came on Sunday to a village walk of the citizens' initiative "All villages remain" by the relocation Keyenberg. The village is to be dredged for opencast mining, the inhabitants should move away.
Lignite-fired power generation is contributing to climate change and thus causes of flight such as drought, floods and hurricanes, said Rackete, who is committed, inter alia, for the movement "Extincton Rebellion", just before the walk. The effects of climate change are already destroying the livelihoods of many people. In October alone, hundreds of thousands have been on the run in Africa after floods.
"We have to stop firing lignite immediately," the 31-year-old racquet demanded after the announcement of the campaign alliance. It is wrong to continue to use fossil fuels and drive residents out of their homes. The commitment of the people in the Rhineland against the energy company RWE called the climate activist "courageous and admirable". She stands in solidarity with the people affected by forced relocation.
Call for civil disobedience
Rackete had traveled to Italian waters and the port of Lampedusa in June, with dozens of migrants on board, without the permission of the government in Rome. She was temporarily arrested.
Recently she presented her book "Acting instead of Hope – Calling to the Last Generation". In it, Rackete calls for civil disobedience and environmental protests.