Greta Thunberg's climate change speech

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cptrelentless wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Kammekor wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:44 am I believe what you see is not Greta Thunberg, what you see is a 16-year old with some form of autism heavily coached by a team of text writers, PR specialists, etc etc. doing what she's not particularly good at - bringing across a message.

I actually pity the poor girl and wonder how she will look back on her recent media appearances when she turns (let's say) 30 years old. The memory of the web is merciless and her name is not going to help her disappearing back into anonymity.

Apparently she came out of a depression because of this 'new role', but her 10 minutes of fame won't last forever and I'm afraid it won't end well for her.
So you are saying that teenage girls don't have strongly held opinions on things? It's not like one of them got a Nobel prize or anything. Oh...
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It is a little embarrassing that a child can draw attention to a problem grown me know exists and do nothing about. At 16 she has accomplished more than I have and despite my flaws, I live a gifted life. Blame social media, the internet or whatever you want, I am not pissing on a 16-year old that garners not just headlines but the attention of a bunch of old [email protected] on a forum from the end of the earth when my biggest concern at 16 was could I borrow dad's car and was I going to find someone to get me booze so I could get Sally Rottencrotch drunk and then maybe have a chance to get my rocks off.

Say what you want about her, she has accomplished more globally than the entire forum has and collectively we have about a billion years of living. The new world moves at a breakneck speed. I like most of all of us is an observer now, not a participant. Good for her.
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cptrelentless wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Kammekor wrote: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:44 am I believe what you see is not Greta Thunberg, what you see is a 16-year old with some form of autism heavily coached by a team of text writers, PR specialists, etc etc. doing what she's not particularly good at - bringing across a message.

I actually pity the poor girl and wonder how she will look back on her recent media appearances when she turns (let's say) 30 years old. The memory of the web is merciless and her name is not going to help her disappearing back into anonymity.

Apparently she came out of a depression because of this 'new role', but her 10 minutes of fame won't last forever and I'm afraid it won't end well for her.
So you are saying that teenage girls don't have strongly held opinions on things? It's not like one of them got a Nobel prize or anything. Oh...
Read again. That’s not what I said.
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I dont get why she is getting so much attention.. is it JUST cause she is a kid?
Al Gore & David Attenborough plus others have been talking about climate change for ages...

13 + years since Al Gores "An Inconvenient Truth"


David Attenborough also 13 years ago


and his new series;
Sir David Attenborough's new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics.
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Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 (27 years ago)
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sigmoid wrote: Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:15 pm

Severn Cullis-Suzuki at Rio Summit 1992 (27 years ago)
How depressing. This kid will be over 30yo now, and nothing has changed. :voilent4:
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Severn Cullis Suzuki is the daughter of Canada's most famous environmentalist David Suzuki. David owns 5 homes and a number of properties. His oceanfront home in Vancouver sits on a100-foot wide lot and is valued by the city at $8,000,000 for the land alone. One of his homes is in Australia as he fell in love with the great barrier reef. The carbon footprint of a return flight to Sydney from Vancouver is 5 tons of C02.

Al Gore's Nashville estate expends 21 times more energy a year than typical U.S. home, study says
Former Vice President Al Gore’s 10,070-square-foot estate near Nashville, Tennessee, expended more than 21 times more energy than the average U.S. household over the past year, according to a new report.
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... s-more-en/

Perhaps that is why a child is best as a spokesman for the climate change opponents, The hypocrisy of having a multimillionaire telling the poor of Brazil they must stop burning the rainforest regardless if they are landless is a little rich for me. I was struck by Al Gores riding around alone in the back of a Benz S class in his film, the optics seemed a little too incongruent for the message he was delivering. Children are not as corrupt as adults, they haven t had the opportunity yet.
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I'm not enraged by the young woman in any way.

I'm also not one of her cringey groupies.

Not subscribing to the narrative of either side here.
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IraHayes wrote: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:57 pm And no mention of China what so ever. Also no mention that the US has reduced its carbon output or that China is planning on commissioning a load more coal fired power stations...... without addressing the China issue it’s all smoke and mirrors. She was selected because of her age. Any attacks on her are automatically dismissed because of her age... I mean who attacks the character of a child?
Come to think of it there is a reason age restrictions apply to a ton of things kids would like to do... drink, drive, own guns, take newly legalised drugs, run for office!
Her speech was written to take effect of her age.... also her IMDB page lists her as an actress lol.
The free market will find a solution... not big government.
Which leads to the point being raised by some that this is all just a cover for just that.. more governmental control of people’s everyday lives. Bit like that useless ban on plastic straws.... when the bulk of the plastic waste in the oceans comes from a handful of river is Asia and Africa. But yeah.... ban something that the west disposes of sensibly and let’s ignore the mega tsunami of waste coming from those rivers.
So to be frank I am not buying into her crocodile tears until I hear her taking China to task!
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