Greta Thunberg SCHOOLS Congress on Climate Change

4 thoughts on “Greta Thunberg SCHOOLS Congress on Climate Change

    1. Debra, I am amazed how much response she did get within a short time. The result is that more and more people are occupied now with thinking about disastrous climate change. Hopefully it is going to result in more and more policy changes by people that count! 🙂

      1. https://williambowles.info/2019/09/30/how-dare-you-the-climate-crisis-and-the-public-demand-for-real-action/

        The following is an excerpt from this article:

        ‘HOW DARE YOU!’ THE CLIMATE CRISIS AND THE PUBLIC DEMAND FOR REAL ACTION
        30 September 2019 — Media Lens

        . . . Writing for the leading physics news website, phys.org, Ivan Couronne called Thunberg’s ‘How dare you?’ UN speech ‘a major moment for climate movement’:

        ‘Thunberg’s way of speaking—brief, forceful and backed up by well-chosen scientific data points—contrasts sharply with the style of her peers, as was apparent over the weekend during a youth summit.

        ‘Some of the young activists already speak like their elders, reciting long texts lacking in nuance.

        ‘The uniqueness of Thunberg’s speech—at times reserved, at others blunt—partly comes from her Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism that the teen says has made her very direct.’

        Couronne reported that Thunberg writes her own speeches, relying on reputable climate scientists to ensure that she gets her facts correct. These include Johan Rockstrom, Stefan Rahmstorf, Kevin Anderson, Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, Glen Peters and others.

        Anderson, professor of energy and climate change at the University of Manchester, told phys.org:

        ‘I am confident that Greta writes her own speeches, but quite appropriately checks the robustness of facts, scientific statements and any use of numbers with a range of specialists in those particular areas.’

        Rahmstorf, Head of Earth System Analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, added his support:

        ‘After discussing with Greta here in Potsdam and in Stockholm, I can vouch that she acts out of her own authentic motivation, and she knows the science. I wish more politicians would get this well-informed about climate science! Why is that not the case?’

        The answer is that political leaders remain largely beholden to powerful financial, economic and corporate forces that have yet to acknowledge the gravity of the climate crisis; and – in the case of the huge fossil fuel industries, in particular – are actually driving us ever closer towards oblivion. Only massive mobilisation of the public can turn things around. We are literally fighting for human survival.

      2. I absolutely think it is going to be the young people who will lead and make the changes. They are inheriting such a huge problem and it breaks my heart! Greta is so intense, she cannot be ignored!

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