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Angela Merkel`s party CDU to lose 50% of their votes while the right-wing to far-right political party in Germany AfD are on the rise

Wow. This is a bombshell. And German Chancellor Angela Merkel is shocket. So are the majority of the German citizens. Germany`s ruling party Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will lose almost half of their votes in case of a new elections in the state of Thuringia.

The right-wing to far-right political party in Germany Alternative for Germany (AfD) are on the rise. A party founded only seven years ago. Autraged critics have compared the Thuringia election with the rise of Adolf Hitler.

In 1930, Adolf Hitler was celebrating. «Our biggest success we had in Thuringia,» he wrote. There we are the most significant party. The parties in Thuringia trying to create a government cannot secure a majority without our co-operation.»

A poll released earlier today, Friday, revealed that CDU is dropping from 21,7 percent to 12 percent.

Ex-Prime Minister of Belgium and pro-EU Guy Verhofstadt protested and sent a message on social media on Friday. He released a photograph of a newly elected Mr Kemmerich shaking hands with Thuringia`s hard-right AfD leader Bjorn Hocke, and juxtaposing it with one of Hitler greeting the then German president Paul von Hindenburg.

The AfD`s initial supporters were the same prominent economics, business leaders, and jornalists who had supported the Electoral Alternative 2013, who had previously challenged the constitutionality of the German government`s eurozone policies at the Federal Constitutional Court.

AfD`s ideology is German nationalism, Ultranationalism, Right-wing populism, Euroscepticism, National conservatism, Social conservatism, Economic liberalism, Anti-Islam, Anti-immigration, Anti-feminism, Direct democracy, Climate change denier and Right-wing to far-right.

According to its interim electoral manifesto, the party is against same-sex marriage and favours civil unions. The party is also against adoption for same-sex couples. The left-leaning newspaper Die Tageszeitung described the group as advocating «old gender roles».

Wolfgang Gedeon, an elcted AfD representative, has included feminism, along with «sexualism» and «migrationism», in an ideology he calls «green communism» that he opposes, and argues for family values as part of German identity. As AfD has campaigned for traditional roles for women, it has aligned itself with groups opposed to modern feminism.

Thomas Kemmerich of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) was elected as the state prime minister of Thuringia with the votes of the CDU and the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Wednesday.

Many people believe that Kemmerich`s election with the help of the AfD would have effects beyond the state and endanger the stability of the political system in Germany.

After Kemmerich`s election, leading politicians of most German parties critized process and called for a new elections in Thuringia. On national level, all major parties have shunned cooperation with the AfD.

Angela Merkel described Kemmerich`s AfD-backed election as «unforgivable».

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President Donald Trump is expected to meet Climate activist Greta Thunberg at Davos World Economic Forum

Last year, people at Davos said it was boring at the World Economic Forum (WEF). It wasn`t as it used to be. It`s probably because Trump wasn`t there. In 2018, Trump joined the club and the globalists in Europe treated him like a rockstar. Trump will joint WEF this week, so what now?

Greta Thunberg is a Climate Activist and she was the person of the year 2019 at Time Magazine. Donald Trump was the person of the year in 2016. The president who didn`t sign the Paris agreement. They are both coming to Davos on Tuesday. Is Climate Change the headline at WEF this time?

WEF founder Klaus Schwab said the forum have changed rapidly in business, society and culture over the last fifty years. The yearly gathering in the Swiss Alps started as a forum for business leaders but now it is also for policymakers and activists as well.

Climate change is here right in front of our eyes and everybody can see it. No doubt. Australia is burning with extreme heat and out-of-control wildfires. We also see melting ice sheets. But, is it the nature going in cycle or is it man-made?

In August 2018, Sweden was burning and that was man-made. A lot of Sweden cars was burning in Gutenburg and many Swedes was horrified because migrant gangs coordinated fire-bombs across multiple cities.

A month before that, a large number of wildfires occurred throughout much of Sweden. It is the most serious in the country in modern history. The summer was unusually warm and dry, significantly raising the risk of fire.

Sweden experienced an unusually long heatwave and had only 13 mm of rain from the beginning of May to late July. May 2018 was the warmest May and July 2018 was the warmest July ever recorded in Sweden.

In March 2019, several wildfires occurred in the south of Sweden, and the risk of fire was unusually high for the time of year.

As of mid-July, temperatues in Scandinavia were more than 10 C (18 F) above normal. Wildfires also occurred in the neighbouring countries like Denmark, Norway and Finland.

Experts say there is more to come.

Anyway, what we see can be catastrophic for the economy and the whole world. Global warming, climate change and the extinction of animal species will effect us all.

There is no doubt that the biggest pollution problems are in Asia, and the worst of them all are China and India. We all know it. We have evidence. We have it on film. We have it on many pictures. No doubt. Millions of people die every year only in China because of their pollution.

Trump didn`t sign the Paris agreement because he said it is too expensive. He wants to create jobs and make people prosper. He is also following his own slogan; America first, and that`s basically why he doesn`t want to shut down the oil and coal industry. The cost is too high.

Leaders at Davos will talk much about the environment and the focus on climate change and sustainable growth will be interesting to watch at WEF this time. It will also be very interesting to see 73 year old Trump arguing against teenager Thunberg.

Trump was like a rockstar last time he visited Davos, and Scwab says Trump is velcome to the Swiss Alps because of his role on the world stage. It was boring at Davos last year, but I bet it will be action again this time.

Schwab said it also will be focus on inclusion and equality; economic development; technology governance; regional development; corporate leadership and ecology, including a project to plant a trillion trees.

The WEF`s mission is cited as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas”.

Both, Trump and Thunberg will speak Tuesday on the opening day at the World Economic Forum.

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We are now standing at a crossroad were two different visions of humanity`s future compete

Former President Barack Obama had a speech in Johannesburg on Tuesday. In an address Tuesday in honor of the late Nelson Mandela ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth, Obama criticized populist movements toward authoritarianism around the world.

He was warning against protectionism, climate change and closed borders. Obama said “The politics of fear and resentment and retrenchment began to appear. And that kind of politics is now on the move. It`s on the move at a pace that would have seemed unimaginable just a few years ago.”

“I can`t find common ground if somebody says that climate change just isn`t happening, when almost all the world`s scientists tell us it is. I don`t know where to start talking to you about this. If you say it`s an elaborate hoax, where do we start?”, Obama said in the speech.

Strong man politics is on the rise. In the west you have far right parties that are based on closed borders, protectionism and nationalism. Many developed countries are now looking at China`s model of a totalitarian control combined with capitalism.

The free press is under attack. Censorship and state control of the media is on the rise. Social media once seen as a mechanism to promote knowledge, understanding and solidarity, has proved to be just as effective promoting hatred, paranoia, propaganda and conspiracy theories.

We are now standing at a crossroad. A moment in time in which two very different visions of humanity`s future compete. Two different stories and two different narratives. About who we are and who we should be.

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40% less nitrogen dioxide in Paris

Pollution is a huge problem. The problem is not only in China, but in Paris too. Earlier this year, Paris was the world`s most polluted city! The noxious smog was so dense it almost obscured the French capital`s totemic landmark, the Eiffel Tower.

Not only that. Climate change is a global serious problem. According to a report from French Senate, the upper house of parliament, air pollution cost France €101,3bn a year in negative health, economic and financial consequences.

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(Picture: Eiffel Tower, Paris)

 

In the same report, it said illnesses created or worsened by pollution included Alzheimer`s disease, heart disease, respiratory disease and some cancers. It also stated that polluted air is also linked to foetal development problems.

The report estimated that the pollution caused up to 45,000 premature deaths in France a year, from asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart attacks, lung cancer and strokes. The Senate criticised successive governments for a «failure to mobilise» to clean up the city`s air.

Now you know how serious Volkswagen`s manipulation of emissions data for diesel vehicles was?

The French claimed this was typical «German economic arrogance».

Last year, I wrote about the International climate meeting in France (November 2014), and ahead of that meeting, City mayor Anne Hidalgo is doing everything she can to clean up the air. On Twitter she said that she wants to eliminate diesel use in Paris. She also said that her goal is to eradicate this harmful fuel in Paris.

According to Airparif, the levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) in Paris have peaked at «very high». In the last 12 months, the average of the level of NO2 was 66µg/m3, which is above EU limit of 40µg/m3. The quai has now and then topped 100µg/m3,

Airparif also said pollution levels were up to double those allowed by the regulations. Five pollutants posed problems in the capital: benzene, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and the fine particles PM10 and PM2,5.

City mayor Anne Hidalgo has a plan. Last week (September 27) she arranged the city`s first «day without cars», and that arrangement led to a dramatic drop in both air and noise pollution.

Some parts of Paris registered about 40% less nitrogen dioxide in the air on September 27!

The noise was recorded by half in the same areas. Wow!

It is nitrogen dioxide that is producing smog. Can you imagine how it was on Champs-Èlysèes that day? The bustling Avenue des Champs-Èlysèes lowered the nitrogen dioxide levels by 30% that sunday. In other words; The last day of Tour de France is a great day! (I`m a bicycle enthusiast).

In a few weeks, many of the important world leaders will come together in Paris for what has been billed as the world`s biggest ever climate change conference. COP21 will seek an International agreement on dramatic measures to keep global warming below 2C. This is the war world leaders should spend time on.

I`m glad we have some leaders we can TRUST!

 

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