The energy crisis in Poland and Germany has reached the point that citizens are basically grabbing anything that’s combustible they can get their hands on, and burning it to heat their houses.
It makes me wonder how readily Extinction Rebellion activists burn…
Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from Report24:
Already everyday life in Poland: When will the Germans start burning garbage for heating?
In Poland, more and more people are starting to burn garbage to heat their homes because of the energy crisis. It is reported from Warsaw that the smell of burning garbage hangs over the city every day. How long will it be before the Germans put everything they can find in the oven that can be burned?
Winter hasn’t even started yet and there are already first reports that people in Poland are increasingly beginning to heat their homes with combustible waste. Not only in the rural areas, but also in the cities, many houses still have stoves that can be fueled with wood or coal. But if this becomes too expensive, combustible waste such as packaging, cardboard and paper is also burned.
As Bloomberg quotes a resident of the Polish capital Warsaw, this now seems to be becoming a sad part of everyday life. “It’s so bad at this time of year that you can smell burned garbage every day, which is completely new. You rarely smell normal fuel. It’s scary when you think about what will happen when it gets really cold,” Paulina Mroczkowska told the US media portal. A mayor told Polish media that garbage collectors actually collect significantly less waste. Combustible materials are apparently outright hoarded by the citizens.
In Poland, some households are hoarding garbage to replace their coal.
This development has raised the question of how long it will be before people scour the forests and perhaps even the landfills to find enough fuel before a thick blanket of snow blankets the country. And one can ask oneself even more whether such a development will soon have to be expected in Germany, Austria and other European countries, because people simply can no longer afford the high prices for gas, coal, pellets or regular firewood.
According to the report, the authorities in Poland have already significantly relaxed environmental regulations. It can be assumed that other countries will follow this example and thus enable people to save at least some money and not have to constantly freeze. Is “burning garbage to thwart Putin” the new winter motto? What do Greta’s disciples say about that?
Afterword from the translator:
But the situation in the “CCC” (Climate Change Country) must then be so desolate that the “authority obsessive-submissive” Germans — insofar as they still have a tiled stove or fire-place in their apartment/house — can no longer hold themselves back and use garbage (collection of recyclables) for heating. And then you can bet your retirement fund that some busybody will call the authorities down on you.
Also, how are they are going to handle those authority-dismissive culture-enrichers when they start making campfires inside their apartments? Now, that will be fun to watch.