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8:13 am, September 24th, 2019 - 67 comments
Categories: capitalism, climate change, Donald Trump, economy, Economy, Environment, science, uncategorized, United Nations - Tags: greta thunberg
Greta Thunberg is visiting the United Nations and was offered an opportunity to speak.
For a young person her composure is superb and her statements are simple yet deadly accurate descriptions of the situation the world is in.
The Independent has the details:
Greta Thunberg has told world leaders they have stolen her ”dreams and … childhood with your empty words”.
“Yet, you all come to us young people for hope? How dare you. You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”
The 16-year-old climate change activist added: “People are suffering. People are dying.
“This is all wrong,” she began. “I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.
“And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”
She almost met her nemesis.
If looks could kill …
And there is something rather icky about right wingers attacking her for daring to speak the truth. Like Dinesh D’Souza:
Someone with that dumb a take should have their twitter account confiscated.
And as the world burns it is hard to go past this sign’s rather direct criticism of the world’s current leadership, or its use of profanity.
Greta has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. I cannot think of a more deserving recipient.
She is clearly not doing this for the kudos, but because she wants a world to grow up in.
And she is right that the idea that we can have eternal economic growth is a fairytale. As a species we really need to learn to live in balance with nature, not consume it. If we want a future.