I always have mixed feelings about this kind of political theater. I believe that the world, for humans, has never been better and the technological advances of the last couple of centuries, many of which have been powered by fossil fuels, are directly responsible for that. There are hundreds of ways to show this but I always look at the life expectancy graph over the last few hundred years and am astonished.GRA wrote: ↑Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:47 pmTranscript here: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/23/76345286 ... ion-summit
At the end of the day, I am very concerned about some of the potential outcomes of climate change but I don't in any way think that my kid's dreams and childhood have been stolen or that children should live their life in fear of the future. I think that current children have the brightest future of any children that have ever lived so I really don't know how to feel about the world is going to end approach but I guess urgency is needed for action and measured speeches haven't produced much urgency.
Absolutely true. But as they say about investing "past performance is not a guarantee of future results". To continue the analogy, we've run up a huge environmental deficit and have bought our present by mortgaging our future.golfcart wrote: ↑Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:32 am
I always have mixed feelings about this kind of political theater. I believe that the world, for humans, has never been better and the technological advances of the last couple of centuries, many of which have been powered by fossil fuels, are directly responsible for that. ...
No idea on her background but I agree. She is a puppet and evidencing in my amateur opinion alarming behavior in somebody of any age let alone 16. If her childhood has been ruined as she claims it is certainly not the fault of SUV drivers. Something far more personal is the cause. I'd look first a home life and second at home life.powersurge wrote: ↑Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:12 amWatching this young lady on TV, as she addressed the UNITED NATIONS..... Made me want to HEAVE !!
I am incensed that this young girl is being used as a figure head to promote a political agenda. A 16 year old girl does not just get invited to the U.N. because she is a caring citizen of the planet.. Otherwise she would be pitching girl scout cookies at her local supermarket entrance.... She is groomed and promoted like a product by a powerful force.
She is a finely crafted product that has been specially chosen to look androgynous. She speaks with speech-writers skill, in a highly practiced manner, with even fake emotional cries in her voice. As I have researched, she is backed by BMW, and has ties to big money, and has even been brought to the U.S. (In a sailboat) by a multi-million dollar professional racing sailboat outfit to show how environmentally responsible she is. YES, she will not use a polluting plane!! They don't tell you that Europe is flying a new crew of sailors here to bring the boat back to Europe.
This girl is the perfect Ventriloquist Puppet - to say all of the outlandish things that the adult "climate" power hungry forces would like to say but cannot. After all, anyone who criticizes a "child" must be evil and heartless.
Regardless of your or my beliefs on the actual facts of this climate cause, there is one issue... This girl has been used like a human "Mickey Mouse" product for a giant Communist movement to change the world's economy with FEAR. There can be no other explanation for this worldwide fame of a teenager that is just repeating statistics and fake anger at the world---- That someone has taught her.