Thanks Greta Thunberg!

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Today, hundreds of thousands of students around the world are expected to skip school and call for action on climate change. It all started with Swedish 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. Now, people in more than 100 countries are demanding that political leaders address the threats from climate change. And Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. What did you do in high school?

It started in front of the Swedish parliament, on 20 August – a regular school day. Greta Thunberg sat with her painted sign and some homemade flyers. This was the first school climate strike. Fridays wouldn’t be regular schooldays any longer. The rest of us, and many more alongside us, picked it up in Australia, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Uganda. Today the climate strike will take place all around the world.

Greta is no ordinary girl. Greta is on the autism spectrum, diagnosed with ADHD and other conditions but that hasn't stopped her from scolding the grown-ups who have not taken their environmental responsibility seriously.

“Adults keep saying, ‘We owe it to the young people to give them hope,’” she said. “But I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. And then I want you to act.”
“You are not mature enough to tell it like it is,” Greta told COP24, a United Nations climate change conference in Poland in December, where the United States joined Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in watering down a response to the climate change panel’s report. “Even that burden you leave to us children.”
“We have not come here to beg world leaders to care,” Greta told COP24. “You have ignored us in the past and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know that change is coming, whether you like it or not.”
Out of the mouth of babes …Go GET 'EM, Greta!

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This was the biggest event nobody talked about yesterday. I bet the oil companies actually paid money to media outlets to talk about it as quietly as possible.
 
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The best pushback to the misinformation of @GretaThunberg you’ll find
This is one of those “share the hell out of this on Facebook and Twitter” type posts, because it carries a clear and simple message: Greta has no idea what she is talking about.

The data in the graph is well known, from the International Disasters Database and was graphed by Bjorn Lomberg.

Thunberg made the pronouncement during her speech to the U.S. Congress this past week.

Even at 1 degree of warming we are seeing an unacceptable loss of life and livelihoods.​

I’m sorry Greta, that’s just wildly wrong and not rooted in reality. It’s the worst sort of alarmism there is.
 
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The biggest pushback?

So now you fuckheads are waging war against the planets children?

So this little girl that wants a better world for her generation, is performing a misinformation campaign?

You people really are the dregs of society aren’t you?
AND naturally, Fox is exploiting the supposedly "EXPLOITED" children.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed Friday that the so-called strike by children for environmental action was actually stage-managed by adults for political purposes. It's a coordinated left-wing political protest. Carlson contended that although the day news anchors assured their viewers that the strike was being led by the kids, “They were lying, of course. Like all activist movements, the climate strike was organized by cynical adults — adults hoping to exploit children for political purposes, obviously. The other lie you heard today is that the strike was about the environment. It was not about the environment. The main goal of the protesters in this country, for example, was to implement Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.”

AND the proof is in the environmental pudding, explains Carlson. Are we cleaner? Are we healthier? Less crowded? But Carlson felt compelled to lead the comments back to socialism and all its evil ways.
Carlson concluded his statement by comparing the agenda to Mao’s Great Leap Forward. “And there you have the modern left’s climate agenda: no drinking straws, no automobiles, no airplanes, no meat, no democracy. In their place, endless propaganda and a parade of 15-year-old Red Guards yelling at you to stay in line. That’s what they’re promising. All of a sudden, the future really does that bleak, and it has nothing to do with rising temperatures.”

Evidently, Carlson doesn't think much of today's young people and Greta, in particular.
 
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AND naturally, Fox is exploiting the supposedly "EXPLOITED" children.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed Friday that the so-called strike by children for environmental action was actually stage-managed by adults for political purposes. It's a coordinated left-wing political protest. Carlson contended that although the day news anchors assured their viewers that the strike was being led by the kids, “They were lying, of course. Like all activist movements, the climate strike was organized by cynical adults — adults hoping to exploit children for political purposes, obviously. The other lie you heard today is that the strike was about the environment. It was not about the environment. The main goal of the protesters in this country, for example, was to implement Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal.”

AND the proof is in the environmental pudding, explains Carlson. Are we cleaner? Are we healthier? Less crowded? But Carlson felt compelled to lead the comments back to socialism and all its evil ways.
Carlson concluded his statement by comparing the agenda to Mao’s Great Leap Forward. “And there you have the modern left’s climate agenda: no drinking straws, no automobiles, no airplanes, no meat, no democracy. In their place, endless propaganda and a parade of 15-year-old Red Guards yelling at you to stay in line. That’s what they’re promising. All of a sudden, the future really does that bleak, and it has nothing to do with rising temperatures.”

Evidently, Carlson doesn't think much of today's young people and Greta, in particular.
i.e., anything that is a threat to oil companies, is Maoist, Communist, and or Socialist. Which is the message of every right wing media source on television, radio, and print. Exxon Mobil good. Greta Maoist.

Quite elementary actually.
 
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kids aren't off limits for shitty people

I learned that when the Parkland kids were harassed, stalked, threatened, all for protesting kids getting killed in school. Greta wants a cleaner earth for everyone.

(now watch the trolls come in here and attack the Parkland kids too)
(they actually enjoy attacking kids)
 
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kids aren't off limits for shitty people

I learned that when the Parkland kids were harassed, stalked, threatened, all for protesting kids getting killed in school. Greta wants a cleaner earth for everyone.

(now watch the trolls come in here and attack the Parkland kids too)
(they actually enjoy attacking kids)
AND SHAME on Greta for wanting a cleaner earth! LOL
 
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The biggest pushback?

So now you fuckheads are waging war against the planets children?

So this little girl that wants a better world for her generation, is performing a misinformation campaign?

You people really are the dregs of society aren’t you?
No one is waging war against children, but there are adults brainwashing and scaring the shit out of them.
 
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The biggest pushback?

So now you fuckheads are waging war against the planets children?

So this little girl that wants a better world for her generation, is performing a misinformation campaign?

You people really are the dregs of society aren’t you?
No, not the children. They have been subject to a massive amount of faulty information designed to scare them from ADULTS. There is yet to be a definitive study that has not been challenged.
 
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AND SHAME on Greta for wanting a cleaner earth! LOL
I think her endeavor should be cheered. Problem is, she is a child being manipulated by ADULTS, who have an agenda not yet proven. Keeping the Earth as clean as possible is a righteous endeavor, and she should be applauded for that.