TELE ETEINTE In Menton, in the Alpes-Maritimes, at the time of France-Australia, an association for the preservation of the environment organized an “evening alternative” around the collaborative game The Climate Fresco climatic-au-menu-dune-soireacutee-anti-mondial-9dd0c3b.jpg” alt=”World Cup 2022”: “ Prout” cows and “ bomb ” climatic on the menu of an anti-Mondial evening” />
The participants in this workshop, organized when the Blues were winning 4-1 against Australia, had to trace the chain of global warming using a deck of 44 cards — ANP/20 Minutes
- In Menton on Tuesday evening, the Stand up for the Planet association organized an “alternative evening” at the entry into the competition of the Blues , against Australia.
- It offered a Climate Fresco, a collaborative card game “which allows you to better understand the issues of the IPCC report”, the intergovernmental group of experts whose conclusions on global warming send shivers down your spine.
Two rooms, two atmospheres. Tuesday evening at; Menton (Alpes-Maritimes), on the Sablettes esplanade, while the bars and restaurants had almost exclusively chosen to remain connected to TF1, for the entry into competition of the Blues, we were doing something completely different under the vault of the nautical club. On the spot, no outpouring of joy at the time of the four goals scored by Olivier Giroud and his teammates. Quite the contrary.
Sébastien Uscher presents the game La Fresque du climat – F. Binacchi/ANP/20 Minutes
The “alternative party” organized by Stand up for the Planet displayed color in a hashtag: #BoycottQatar2022. Instead of the Football World Cup organized in the Persian Gulf for a “carbon footprint of more than three megatons of CO2”, the association, which notably organizes collection of rubbish on the beaches, proposed a fresco of the climate. A collaborative card game, explains President Sébastien Uscher, “which makes it possible to better understand the issues of the report of the Giec”, the intergovernmental group of experts whose conclusions on global warming send shivers down your spine.
“””We have to change, the means, we have them”
The parallel with the great rout of football, decried; for its impact on the planet, was all found. The concept, open to twenty people at most, finally seduced ten on Tuesday evening. Including Joan, himself a former player, quasi-professional, of the round ball. He turned away from it. “ I became aware of a lot of things. And I can understand that a lot of things are wrong. There is too much business. So this World Cup… For the environment, it’s a disaster. There is reason to be a little disillusioned; », let go of this associate. in a Niçoise communication agency.
At his side, Fabien, also 39, nevertheless assures us that “we have the means,” for “that ç has changed”. “I saw nature being turned upside down. I am the father of a little girl and I want to teach her how to do it. open your eyes,” explains the one who preferred to this counter-evening at “an invitation to watch the game, with beers and pizza.
Gathered in a circle, the participants talk briefly about their experience. There is Jean-Louis, a biomechanical engineer, “desperate; climate” 66-year-old Elisa, a 35-year-old podiatrist who speaks of the World Cup in Qatar as an “unspeakable farce” or Géraldine, who outright advocates a form of “civil disobedience”. “With friends, we started; to create a vegetable garden in municipal gardens. We are taken for idiots, so we have to act well”, blows the 53-year-old Mentonnaise. She attacks hard: “The answer will come from the citizens anyway. Nothing should be expected from our governments. They are all branded with lobbyists.”
The round table ends with a minute of silence for “the 6,750 immigrant workers who have found death on construction sites of infrastructures dedicated to host the competition.” “ In addition to the ecological catastrophe, this World Cup is a catastrophe of corruption and a human catastrophe, slice Sébastien Uscher. Players trample dead bodies. Our idea here was to bring together people who are indignant about it and not to stigmatize those who still go to watch the matches. ”
”“Agriculture” and “armed conflict”
The global rendezvous will remain the watermark of the evening. On the two large tables installed in the vault and covered with paper to drawing, the 44 maps of the Climate fresco begin at be positioned. “Melting ice caps”, “human activities”, “lower agricultural yields”, “floods”” What causes for what consequences? To complete the game, which ends without a winner, especially not the planet, you have to organize the chain of global warming. The idea is to become aware of how it works. And also to see “real nonsense”.
Absurdities that echo news in Qatar. “I have heard people get cold in stadiums because they turn on the air conditioning when it’s only 25 degrees. “It seems incredible”, breathes Pascale, an “old green” 65 years old, psychomotrician “virtually at home. retirement” of his condition.
The “ bomb » climate symbolized by the participants in the the workshop – ANP/20 Minutes
The fresco unfolds. The markers slide between the cards. The participants use them to link everything with a system of arrows and add some illustrations: a cow and her “prout” around “agriculture”, a “bomb” ready to go explode under “climate refugees”, “famines”, “armed conflicts” and “health” human”” Some will come out “depressed”, others won’t be surprised by the pattern that has emerged. 5 p.m., during France-Denmark, the Stand up for the Planet association will set the stage again with a new video alternative. The screening of the film In Search of Meaning will precede a debate. Then, on November 30, at; France-Tunisia time, a new workshop will be scheduled; around the book 2030 Glorieuses. And if the Blues go beyond first round? Sébastien Uscher will think about other counter-evenings. In the meantime, his association has already planned to donate 500 euros to the WWF, 50 euros for each participant.