The Munich International Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday because of climate activists who glued themselves to the tarmac.
According to local police, “a number of activists forced their way into the air security zone of the northern runway at Munich International Airport” and “glued themselves to a taxiway,” Townhall reports.
Young activists with the “Last Generation” group — who believe climate change will make them among the last people to live on a survivable planet earth — caused the disruption at the same time similar demonstrations were taking place in Berlin and across Bavaria.
In spite of the fact that their efforts did not actually cause any delays or cancellations at the Munich airport, as reported by Germany’s DW News, the climate group claimed that they glued themselves to the tarmac to “confront the causes of the climate catastrophe directly.”
Thursday’s protest at the Munich International Airport is a perfect example of pointless protesting and pointless posturing in the fight against climate change. By gluing themselves to the runway, these protesters were not able to actually accomplish anything tangible; they were not even able to cause any delays or canceled flights. Their actions are embarrassing, only serving to distract from the meaningful conversations being had about climate change solutions. There are plenty of ways that people can make a difference without resorting to pointless and dangerous stunts like this; it should be remembered that no amount of global warming will ever be due to a stunt like this one.