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Escalating fast: German car fan page starts environmental debate… then Greta-hating crowd NUKE it with dark jokes

Escalating fast: German car fan page starts environmental debate… then Greta-hating crowd NUKE it with dark jokes

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Whatever reaction the supporters of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg expected from her UN tour and speech, it seems that it’s become more difficult to hold a civilized climate change debate – even on German Facebook. Home of the iconic Nurburgring racetrack, thousands of kilometers or pristine autobahn, and megafactories that produce thrumming masterpieces of diesel engines, Germany is Europe’s automotive mecca. But it’s also a liberal country where talk of climate change is taken seriously and ecological guilt reigns. Amid these brewing tensions, car fans who see their passion under threat from the environmental lobby banded together this week on a Facebook group entitled ‘Fridays for Displacement,’ a play on the ‘Fridays for Future’ school strike movement started by Thunberg last year.
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