The man-made climate catastrophe is not threatening, it is happening, it is said in a call from Bela B. The musician calls on people to vote green. And already has quite a few signatures.

Berlin (AP) – Celebrities around musician Bela B (Die Ärzte) are supporting Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock in the federal election campaign. You made an electoral recommendation for the Greens.

“Together, we are calling this time to vote green,” read a Facebook post on the drummer’s page. More than 30 other artists signed the appeal. Among them are BAP musicians Wolfgang Niedecken, Judith Holofernes (Wir sind Helden), Sven Regener (Element of Crime), singer Balbina as well as best-selling author Frank Schätzing and director Leander Haußmann.

“Humanity is facing the greatest challenge in its history. The climate catastrophe resulting from man-made global warming is not threatening, it is happening, ”said Bela B, real name Dirk Albert Felsenheimer. Artists also find critical words: “As cultural workers, we may not always be convinced of the Greens’ position on issues that are close to our hearts, such as copyright.

For them, however, other issues are more important: “We can live with the weaknesses of the Greens because there are other policy areas which, in their severity and urgency, put our personal interests in the background: the protection of the climate, protection of the environment, protection of human rights. “Environmental and climate issues are at the heart of the Green brand. No other party has accumulated so much expertise on issues of durability over the past decades.

The post received over 6,000 likes Monday evening at lunchtime and has been shared over 2,600 times.