Troubled teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg expressed frustration this week over the world’s political leaders refusing to heed her warnings of imminent doom.
Simply put, she’s mad that the adults in the room won’t do as she asks …
“Today is a Friday among many other Fridays, and for well over a year, young people from all across the globe have been striking from school every Friday, demanding our leaders to take responsibility and to unite behind the science,” she groaned in frustration while speaking in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Most of what she calls “science” and naively accepts as dogmatic truth has been shown to be ideologically driven pseudoscience that isn’t rooted in reality.
Listen to her full diatribe below:
(Source: ABC News)
“But the people in power have not yet done that,” the autistic youth continued. “They continue to ignore us and to ignore the current best available science.”
“So we have no choice but to go on for as long as it takes. And the last couple of months I have had the privilege to travel around in North America. I have visited so many incredible places and met so many inspiring people. And it can be hard in times like these to find hope. And I can tell you, I have not found much hope in politicians and corporations.”
The latter statement appears to speak strongly to her youthful ignorance. If it weren’t for America’s politicians and corporations, the country’s air and water would likely be as dirty as the air and water inhaled and drank in China.
Take the corporations run by the Koch brothers, one of whom died this past August. In 2014 then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, delivered a a Thunberg-like speech on the Senate floor demonizing the Koch brothers for being “experts at contributing to climate change.”
“While the Koch brothers admit to not being experts on the matter, these billionaire oil tycoons are experts at contributing to climate change,” he said. “That’s what they do very well. They are one of the main causes of this. Not a cause, one of the the main causes.”
“Charles and David Koch are waging a war against anything that protects the environment,” he added later in the speech. “I know that sounds absurd, but it’s true. These two billionaire oil barons are actively campaigning now, spending tons of money against anything that seeks to curb pollution, limit our dependence on fossil fuels, or lower energy costs for working families.”
His dogmatic words sounded awfully similar to the words of Thunberg, who like other radical left-wingers believes that corporations and other “wealthy” people and groups are destroying the planet.
“Reid and other Kochophobic liberal Democrats will be shocked to learn that, since January 2009, the wicked Koch brothers’ companies have won 792 awards for environmental quality, operational safety, community service, and philanthropy,” Deroy Murdock noted in a National Review story published back in 2014.
But do such facts matter to the likes of Thunberg? They certainly didn’t to Reid …
“It is the people who now are our biggest source of hope,” the young activist continued during her N.C. speech. “The people are the hope right now. And humanity is now standing at a crossroads. And when we look back at this crucial time, we want to be able to say that we did everything we possibly could to push the world in the right direction.”
Her “crossroads” remark was based on the debunked conspiracy theory that humanity has only 12 years left before some obscure mass “extinction event” is going to play out.
The theory first emerged among radical Democrats such as socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who’s argued that the only way to save humanity is to restructure society from top to bottom by eliminating:
- Air travel
- Combustion-engine vehicles (cars)
- Nuclear energy
- Fossil fuel energy
- Meat consumption
- Farting cows
Released in February, the plan cited above was derided for being as whimsical and silly as a fairy tale written for children.
Ironically enough, four months later, AOC went on to meet privately with Thunberg. Afterward, the young activist tweeted about the meeting and used the hashtag #GreenNewDeal, which suggests she supports the radical congresswoman’s equally radical plan.
Hope is contagious!
I met with the inspiring Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, @AOC .
Here is our discussion!#FridaysForFuture #SchoolStrike4Climate #ClimateStrike #GreenNewDeal#ClimateBreakdownhttps://t.co/gosJqAuXHW
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) June 29, 2019
It’s not clear whether she’s aware of the plan’s radical nature. Her recent behavior has suggested that, quite frankly, she’s not aware of much outside of her bubble.
Last week, for instance, she met with Leonardo DiCaprio, a wealthy Hollywood celebrity known for his lavish yachts and private jets.
It’s not clear why she’d associate with him, given as his longtime behavior runs anathema to everything the young girl stands for.
“For years his critics have noted his extensive usage of private jets to travel around the globe for both business and pleasure,” Forbes reported in 2016. “In 2014 he famously rented the world’s fifth largest yacht, owned by a UAE oil tycoon, to watch the World Cup in Brazil. In case you are wondering, neither the jets nor the yacht run on solar power.”
Yet despite all the justified criticism the actor has received over the years for his constant yacht vacations and private jet flights, not once has he actually changed his behavior.
Listen to Thunberg’s full speech below:
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