Let’s continue to act!

Let’s face it: COP15 was a historic political failure which didn’t produce anything valuable and does not guarantee further political action. As climate change won’t take a break after Copenhagen, it is our task to sustain the momentum of the civil society movements that have sent so many great signals through the whole world in the past few months. In Austria, there’s a saying “It’s five minutes before twelve” to express that something is extremely urgent and time is running out. If this was true for climate change before COP15, it is even more true after COP15. So, I would like to encourage all of us to continue with bold action with a video that I’ve taken at a recent human banner “5 minutes before 12” in Vienna:

Here’s a video from this great piece of creative climate activism and the speech by Austria’s most famous climate scientist Helga Kromp-Kolb (in German):


Note: This blogpost was also published on the TH!NK ABOUT IT website.

Posted on December 20, 2009 in Climate Change

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Andreas Lindinger is a Vienna-based business consultant, sustainability expert and urban thinker passionate about livable cities, sustainable transportation, renewable energy and civic engagement. Andreas offers a transdisciplinary business, finance and sustainability background, industry expertise in energy, mobility and environmental consulting and broad international experience gained in Vienna, Vancouver, Berlin and Dublin. Make sure to also check out Vienncouver.com and to follow @lindinger on Twitter.

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