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Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Sep 23, 2019.
What on earth are her parents thinking?
Can't even be bothered.
I've got no time for her... she is 100% cringe... but her fans will denigrate anyone who doesn't worship at the feet of St Greta ...
So which part of the message delivered do you think was not valid?
I just don't get this weird cult.
Why ask that?
It's not like it'll result in a productive conversation... It'll result in strawmanning and ad hominem ... I don't like her, I don't like the cult mentality surrounding her... I don't see her actually doing anything for the environment. Just getting lots of media attention.
It is embarrassing - reminds me of when they started using pupils as part of the teacher job interviewing panel. How did we get to this?
She’s not wrong though.
She's the Joanna Southcott de nos jours.
If you ignore everything she's done, she's done nothing.
Because it is the only thing that matters. If her message is true we are in deep sh1t. But there are still too many people who are in denial about both climate change and the possible consequences.
Possibly the daftest post this year.
Did you post this on here by accident, when you intended to post on the Brexit thread?
Yes, thought it was a reference to Rees-Mogg.
With a typo.
Impressive, no. Creepy, yes.
But nice to see she's not wearing that Antifa tee shirt anymore. Kinda gave the game away, that one.
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg and 15 other children filed a complaint with the United Nations Monday alleging that five of the world's major economies have violated their human rights by not taking adequate action to stop the unfolding climate crisis.
The petition names five countries -- Germany, France, Brazil, Argentina and Turkey -- which they say have failed to uphold their obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a 30-year-old human rights treaty which is the most widely ratified in history."
Close call but we're in the clear.
About which bit? About the climate needing addressing? Yes true... and not exactly a new message. I've heard it all my life.
Give me an ecologist... David Attenborough... a climatologist... people with qualifications ... experts (clearly Gove was right..we don't want experts, we want panicking teenagers)
Much as I admire the great man, he isn't a qualified scientist of any kind, but a broadcaster. He has many honorary degrees but hasn't ever been involved in scientific research. He expertly reports the findings of others, but doesn't discover them himself, not an "expert" I'd consult about scientific matters, though I might enjoy one of his lightweight illustrated books (facts and pictures supplied by others).
He also hasn't reached the vast international audience with his message that Greta Thunberg has, in fact no-one has.
It's tough, the message is important and I'm one of the most pro-climate crisis individuals I know, but I do wish she wouldn't talk like an actor in a TV drama.