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How young and old see the climate crisis

Germany's demographic setup favors the older generation in this year's crunch election. More than half the eligible voters are above the age of 50 and only 15% are below the age of 30. What does this mean for intergenerational dialogue and future environmental policy? Are older people in Germany really less interested in the environment than the Friday For Futures generation?

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Interviewees featured in this episode:

Prof. Jörg Tremmel, political scientist at Tübingen University and member of Scientists for Future 

Cordula Weimann, founder of Omas for Future

Cedric Röhrich, first time voter, Fridays for Future activist and CDU member

 

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