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Thunberg's message to the UN

Discussion in 'Personal' started by nomad, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. nomad

    nomad Star commenter


  2. jenny_talwarts

    jenny_talwarts New commenter


    What on earth are her parents thinking?
  3. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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 ...
    BetterNow, Pageant, Laphroig and 4 others like this.
  4. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    So which part of the message delivered do you think was not valid?
    cissy3, vannie and hplovegame48 like this.
  5. xmal

    xmal Established commenter

    I just don't get this weird cult.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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.
  7. theselofane

    theselofane Occasional commenter

    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?
    BetterNow and towncryer like this.
  8. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    She’s not wrong though.
  9. George_Randle

    George_Randle Established commenter

    She's the Joanna Southcott de nos jours.
    Laphroig and artboyusa like this.
  10. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    If you ignore everything she's done, she's done nothing.
    vannie and blue451 like this.
  11. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    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.
    cissy3 likes this.
  12. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter


    Give over.

    Possibly the daftest post this year.

    Or last.
  13. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Did you post this on here by accident, when you intended to post on the Brexit thread?
    cissy3, Stiltskin and smoothnewt like this.
  14. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Yes, thought it was a reference to Rees-Mogg.

    With a typo.
  15. artboyusa

    artboyusa Star commenter

    Impressive, no. Creepy, yes.
    But nice to see she's not wearing that Antifa tee shirt anymore. Kinda gave the game away, that one.
  16. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    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.
  17. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    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)
  18. peter12171

    peter12171 Star commenter

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  19. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    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.
    Pageant likes this.
  20. Owennnn

    Owennnn Occasional commenter

    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.
    border_walker and Aquamarina1234 like this.

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