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The current climate crisis like yesterday's landing on the Moon

A same cooperative spirit is needed

On July 20, 1969 NASA landed on the Moon with technological tools having lower power than today's smartphone. The company's success came during the Cold War, but despite the competition between the West and the East, Apollo 11 flew to the Moon in the name of all humanity. A commemorative plaque left on the surface of the Moon reads: ''Here men from the planet Earth  first landed on the Moon July 1969 A.D.  We come in peace for all mankind".

Professor Oliver Gassmann of the University of St. Gallen, Rosenberg, Switzerland, on July 13, hoped that modern climate challenges could be successfully addressed with the same cooperative spirit of 50 years ago, and stated that the new generations have the power to change the world.

Climate control studies have warned that the Earth is going through a difficult crisis, exacerbated by gas emissions. Currently there are 195 signatories to the Paris agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and slowing the rate of global warming. The international convention aims to limit global warming to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

For Gassmann "Alliances must be created with the largest countries in the world".

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