Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Adults Should Be Thanking Greta

A year ago, a young girl walked out of school on her own and warned her parents and teachers she would not go back into lessons until adults began working to end the climate crisis.
Last week, Greta Thunberg spoke at the United Nations and inspired tens of millions of people to join her in her crusade to save the planet, a planet which the generations before her had done so much to wreck. 
For her success of inspiring her generation to fight climate change, she has drawn much criticism and abuse from adults ranging from frightening children who fear the end of the world to attacking her Asperger’s diagnosis to imply that she is deeply disturbed and mentally unwell.
It is quite simple why some adults, almost entirely men, feel threatened by her, this is a teenage girl telling them not only what they don't want to hear but she makes them uncomfortable for being the model of leadership they would like to be.
World leaders dance around the subject, they hold meetings and promise to do something, the more ignorant leaders refuse to even accept it as their land is struck by extreme weather but Greta cuts through because she doesn't use diplomatic language or dress up the imminent threat, she just speaks from the heart.
Summing it up in 22 perfectly chosen words which should shame the World's Governments, Greta said: ‘This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean'.
Very true and it has humiliatingly for our leaders, taken a 15 year old autistic Swedish girl to show more sense and dedication to our fragile Planet than they have ever done and Adults everywhere should be thanking her for caring enough to want to do something about it.

1 comment:

Q said...

I have intentionally avoided criticizing her for many reasons.

But, I have little regard and much disdain for her parents who let her be used by the UN and set her up as a political target - possibly/probably to achieve their own objectives. I have less regard for the self-serving UN officials that used her like soap...

While she spoke with conviction, her conviction does not make her right.

I doubt she changed many minds. It is clear that she made adult climatephobes like you feel substantiated...