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AGW in general => Policy and solutions => Topic started by: Renerpho on August 15, 2019, 08:11:01 AM

Title: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 15, 2019, 08:11:01 AM
You may have heard of Greta Thunberg's plan to attend the UN climate summits in New York and Chile. She is determined to make the voyage carbon-free. To do this, she attempts to sail across the Atlantic. If successful, she will be the first person with zero sailing experience to make this trip.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-49330423 (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-49330423)

Thunberg departed from Plymouth, UK yesterday. She will first go south west, then into the north Atlantic to Newfoundland, and south to New York. The journey is planned to take 14 days.

You can follow her here: https://tracker.borisherrmannracing.com/ (https://tracker.borisherrmannracing.com/)

I am a bit worried about that storm currently sitting over the Atlantic. That storm is moving to the east or south east. She may have to cross it.

(https://i.ibb.co/KLR43Wx/thunberg1.png)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: KiwiGriff on August 15, 2019, 08:31:30 AM
Ocean sailors have a saying for unexperienced crew.
Sea sickness is mind over matter.
We don't mind you don't matter. :-\

Brave girl. An ocean voyage on a small boat is a huge adventure for anyone to undertake.
 May she not puke her guts out .

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: PSJ on August 15, 2019, 08:31:53 AM
Thanks for setting up this thread. ASI and ASIF urgently needs leaders like Greta Thunberg who have inspired some many children as well as adults. Amazing that her voyage is already being covered by media like the BBC and TheGuardian.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 15, 2019, 12:01:27 PM
Reminiscent of the chiefs who paddled their Chisasibi Canoes up through Hudson Bay, then down the Labrador Coast to the UN building in NYC.


Held up the Bay St James Project for a decade or more, or at least that's the way the Cree tell the story.
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Alexander555 on August 15, 2019, 05:23:59 PM
The link to follow her is not working. Can somebody see something ?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 15, 2019, 05:33:32 PM
she had a good night's sleep and is enjoying the company of dolphins .. :) .. b.c.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 15, 2019, 05:38:17 PM
Reminiscent of the chiefs who paddled their Chisasibi Canoes up through Hudson Bay, then down the Labrador Coast to the UN building in NYC.

I had never heard of this. I looked it up, and it's a great story.
If you don't know it either: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/northern-quebec-cree-community-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-odeyak-voyage-1.3044078 (https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/northern-quebec-cree-community-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-odeyak-voyage-1.3044078)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 15, 2019, 05:41:39 PM
The link to follow her is not working. Can somebody see something ?

It is working for me. Maybe try another browser?

Updates are also shared here: https://twitter.com/borisherrmann (https://twitter.com/borisherrmann)
And here: https://www.instagram.com/borisherrmannracing/ (https://www.instagram.com/borisherrmannracing/)

Map below is showing wave heights.

(https://i.imgur.com/Cpvrle4.png)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Alexander555 on August 15, 2019, 05:51:40 PM
ok, thanks. I think that little thing is going to gain plenty supporters.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 15, 2019, 05:59:56 PM
Reminiscent of the chiefs who paddled their Chisasibi Canoes up through Hudson Bay, then down the Labrador Coast to the UN building in NYC.

I had never heard of this. I looked it up, and it's a great story.
If you don't know it either: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/northern-quebec-cree-community-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-odeyak-voyage-1.3044078 (https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/northern-quebec-cree-community-celebrates-25th-anniversary-of-odeyak-voyage-1.3044078)


I was up in that part of the country ~>10 years ago. Wonderful people, wonderful canoes!
Some of those who made the trip were still talking about it to anyone who would listen. :)
I listened.
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Bernard on August 15, 2019, 07:49:30 PM
Malizia II, a high-tech competition boat, of which initial cost of conception/construction is estimated by Wikipedia at 4 millions euros. Maybe carbon-free, but not money-free. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malizia_II (in French).
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Bernard on August 15, 2019, 07:52:34 PM
Amazing that her voyage is already being covered by media like the BBC and TheGuardian.
She does not paddle through the Atlantic. This is show business.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 15, 2019, 07:53:40 PM
Malizia II, a high-tech competition boat, of which initial cost of conception/construction is estimated by Wikipedia at 4 millions euros. Maybe carbon-free, but not money-free. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malizia_II (in French).

I guess there are three wholesome ways to cross the Atlantic: Carbon-free, or money-free, or in a coffin.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: PSJ on August 16, 2019, 09:26:19 AM
First AGW related tweet from the boat is about ASI
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 16, 2019, 10:25:05 AM
 So Bernard , would you have her travel by coracle ?

The Malizia II is the work of craftsmen (and women I hope ) , Reminds me of a friend with a £30k stereo who went everywhere by public transport . It's all good .. b.c.
 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: philopek on August 16, 2019, 03:36:51 PM
Since Wednesday Greta Thunberg (16) is on her way to the Kilmagipfel of the United Nations in New York. By sailboat. To protect the environment. Now it turns out: It does exactly the opposite.

For the yacht, along with Greta her Papi Svante (50), the German professional sailor Boris Herrmann (38) and the blue-blooded Pierre Casiraghi (31) spend the next two weeks, is brought by the illustrious crew only in the US. Back she is driven by foreign sailors. And they have to be taken to New York by plane first.

4 flights more than necessary
About five employees would sail the yacht back to Europe, said Andreas Kling, press spokesman for Thunberg skipper Boris Herrmann, on Thursday the German newspaper "Tageszeitung". "Of course, they fly over there, that's no different," says Kling. As a pure offshore racing boat in the harbor, the "Malizia II" is extremely difficult to maneuver and, after its journeys, has to be meticulously maintained and supplied with new provisions.

Herrmann will also take the plane for the return journey. Makes at least six flights needed by the sailing trip. If Greta and Svante had flown directly, it would have been two flights.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: PSJ on August 16, 2019, 04:13:33 PM
Yea, that's really too bad and should have been more thought through. Let's at least hope that the impact of the stunt ends up being greater than the emissions it adds...  ::)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 16, 2019, 04:44:11 PM
Hang on before you start spreading misinformation . Greta is taking a one-way trip on this boat , She is travelling throuhgout the Americas .. committed to going to Chile for a start . What the boat does after she disembarks is scarcely her responsibility .. she is doing what's right for the planet . Take up elsewhere what others are responsible for .. b.c.

.. and the boat was already making the trip ..
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on August 16, 2019, 06:26:59 PM
I'm with Bernard who said: "This is show business."

Yes, a neatly arranged stunt by her handlers.  If she's true Asberger's, at some point she will snap to the manipulation and you won't again see her free-wheeling on camera.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 16, 2019, 06:55:47 PM
short , brutish and nasty indeed ! :)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 16, 2019, 07:16:51 PM
The peak of elite virtue signalling, we can all watch Greta being "sustainable" and feel good feelings while our elites do nothing. The Romans worked out that all the populace needed was bread and circuses to keep them quiet. No bread = revolution, as the French and Russian nobility found out to their cost.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on August 16, 2019, 07:35:21 PM
I think Greta is a great leader. A beautiful human. I wish her a safe and unbothered crossing.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Alexander555 on August 16, 2019, 08:05:50 PM
I hope the waves are not going to get to big, but they already look a little bit big for that little boat. And that for saving what we ruined.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: philopek on August 16, 2019, 08:09:08 PM
short , brutish and nasty indeed ! :)

I'm surprised, normally you're the one who sees through things and of course i don't say anything about her because i don't know her.

I think we're talking cross each-other, you mean her and we mean her  "handlers" and what others make out of the "story"

I'm sure future will tell as always and other than awareness that's key indeed, there is no further solution or benefit of worshiping. People who need an idol to get their ass up are acting for the wrong motives and won't help the cause.

One good example of thousands of others is what happened in the aftermath of the french revolution (or most others like the one in October 2017) Worse than before it was because those who abused the justified anger of the public had totally other goals in mind than what they proclaimed.

Same here and it's not her fault, let me point this out clearly.

Further, I know this is not popular again, just imagine if she were a pin-up girl, nobody would take her seriously. There definitely is a relation between things and general public as well as
those with inferiority complexes and profiling neurosis would never accept an idol without deficit.

Best of all deficits for great minds (people) is death or did you not yet recognize that most officially accepted heroes and idols in relevant fields are either limited or dead.

If not one can simply wait for their "Démontage" once they become too popular.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 16, 2019, 08:17:51 PM
To misuse a popular phrase... (apres moi le deluge)

Après mon voyage en yacht aucune action réelle pour arrêter le déluge ... image sur action.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 16, 2019, 08:21:51 PM
I'm with Bernard who said: "This is show business."

Yes, a neatly arranged stunt by her handlers.  If she's true Asberger's, at some point she will snap to the manipulation and you won't again see her free-wheeling on camera.

What's a true Aspie?

As you write it you must be very knowledgeable on the topic.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: mitch on August 16, 2019, 08:25:37 PM
Once Greta gets south of the Bay of Biscay, the seas don't look too bad. Here's a wave height forecast for the Atlantic:
http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=atla_ortho_height
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 16, 2019, 08:56:55 PM
I'm with Bernard who said: "This is show business."

Yes, a neatly arranged stunt by her handlers.  If she's true Asberger's, at some point she will snap to the manipulation and you won't again see her free-wheeling on camera.

What's a true Aspie?

As you write it you must be very knowledgeable on the topic.

Being a true Aspie myself, I am very curious about this, too.
Maybe you can give us some insights?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 16, 2019, 09:05:47 PM
Being a true Aspie myself, I am very curious about this, too.
Maybe you can give us some insights?

I think ShortBrutishNasty has cornered themselves into an unwinnable debate. Eager to see how exactly they will embarrass themselves.  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 16, 2019, 09:08:03 PM
From my experience, you can't get a good press coverage if you do not have support of influencial people, that's sure. But I think that she is doing a pretty good work and is able to keep saying what she wants  and feels. If you wonder why I say this, just check her tweets and the ones of other influencer on Internet: you can't see who produced her clothes and shoes, you don't see the name of any greenBau company, she is not driven around in a EV... I really think that she is doing a good job.
She also says that we should listen to the scientists, normal people in her situation would ask everybody to listen only to themselves.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 16, 2019, 09:16:03 PM
Before Greta, no one thought of calling for strikes and preaching about climate change is a great business model. Now people actually believe it.

Brain worms...
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: KiwiGriff on August 16, 2019, 11:14:48 PM
I would bet that the ratio of Aspies on this forum is greater than in the population at large.
We await the startling revelations as to what We are and how We think.

Greta has had more impact than any individual here, in all probability more than all of us here.
I wish her continuing success in shifting the overton window towards the changes humanity needs.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 16, 2019, 11:24:27 PM
I just hope she's not subject to sea sickness. :P 
Edit]
Does she look a green around the gills, or is that a reflection from the water?
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Renerpho on August 17, 2019, 03:28:57 AM
I just hope she's not subject to sea sickness.

The weather was a bit rough yesterday, but it got better. There have been no cases of sea sickness yet. They will try to avoid the worst parts of that storm to the northwest.

Quote from: boris herrmann
After a rough day at sea the team are all happy and feeling much better. No one has been sick but we all felt a bit off!
https://twitter.com/borisherrmann/status/1162488058190749696 (https://twitter.com/borisherrmann/status/1162488058190749696)

Current conditions: Temperature 17°C; wind 15 kt (gusts 22 kt); waves 3.1m; swell 2.7m, 10s.
https://www.windy.com/46.939/-15.892/waves?waves,46.580,-15.892,8,m:eXoafIF (https://www.windy.com/46.939/-15.892/waves?waves,46.580,-15.892,8,m:eXoafIF)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ECH8t97XsAENlMn?format=jpg)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on August 17, 2019, 04:27:17 AM
I'm operating under three assumptions:

1.  Greta is highly intelligent.

2.  It's just a matter of time before she recognizes she's being tooled.

3.  When that happens, her lack--total or partial-- of emotional filter will render her unmanageable.  See "Alex Honnold"; "Free Solo".  You just will stop hearing about her.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on August 17, 2019, 04:54:14 AM
I think you are wrong about her and I don't kow much about aspergers. She has a very strong character and principles (morality) and is a very independent thinker in my view. She is not a puppet. She is not a grown-up (I'm neither and that's an enormous difference I can tell you).
People might try to use her but I think there are no strings to pull.

She has had a wide range of new and personal experiences in the past year and has learned a lot. We'll see. Please stop with talking about her personality, asperger and potential vulnerabilities. Wrong focus. In stead, we should do that with the current fake leaders, the rich old white vain conmen.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 17, 2019, 07:52:58 AM
I'm operating under three assumptions:

1.  Greta is highly intelligent.

2.  It's just a matter of time before she recognizes she's being tooled.

3.  When that happens, her lack--total or partial-- of emotional filter will render her unmanageable.  See "Alex Honnold"; "Free Solo".  You just will stop hearing about her.


I hate it when people don't answer a question.  ::)

You are contradicting yourself. If she is so intelligent, why is she too stupid to realize that she is 'tooled'? You are making no sense at all.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 17, 2019, 10:41:23 AM
philopek .. I was just pointing out (to you ) that Greta is not responsible for what happens next with a boat she makes a one-way journey on . Is a person who gets off the bus at the last stop now responsible for the bus returning empty to the station and how the driver goes home ? This is an unfair dumping on a young girl who chose the greenest option of travel available to her . Are you or nasty brute doing more to raise awareness among the young ( and polititians ) (yes .. tits . ) ?
  'back she is driven by foreign sailors ' .. how do you know ? She does not know how or when she returns .. but you do ???  Or is 'foreign' in this instance anyone who isn't Swedish ?
  I only ask that you treat with some fairness a good soul who cares for her planet .. b.c.
 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: gerontocrat on August 17, 2019, 12:37:41 PM
There is no doubt that looked purely as an energy / CO2 equation Ms Thunberg's boat ride does not make sense.

BUT

We all need symbols - look at the fuss on the suggestions thread about Neven's classification of members according to number of posts***.

So sailing to New York is a symbol.

Perhaps Ms. Thunberg has worked that out for herself, and believes the benefits will outweigh the negatives, e.g. there is little doubt that the denier industry will no doubt seize upon the sort of negative stuff posted on this thread to try and shoot her down.

______________________________________________________________
*** ps: I want  demand that my Royal Status is restored!!

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bligh8 on August 17, 2019, 01:57:59 PM
The vessel is heading south east making way for the trade wind passage....I'm sure they have on board or through communication's the very best weather information possible.  Sailing, without exception, is the most environmentally friendly way to travel.  Movement without effort, traveling without burning FF.  I'm purty sure there are no cooking facilities on that vessel, every thing about that boat is about weight...   when the boat reaches a speed of 17 mph, the noise below deck becomes deafening, this is true of all sailing in heavy weather, I had ear plugs which helped a little.
I'm also sure the construction of that vessel is fossil fuel intensive, which matters not considering what the las is trying to communicate with the planet.  The British people have always been a little desperate searching for the next "hero", I'm sure we will get some over head footage, plane or helo, just as we did with Sir Francis Charles Chichester while rounding the horn.

I sincerely wish this young girl all the luck and success inher efforts to help us.

bligh
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on August 17, 2019, 02:13:29 PM
The people here speculating about Greta being manipulated are pathetic.

If you bothered to watch her interviews and have capacity to understand peoples motives then you would know she is doing this because she believes in what she is doing and rather than being manipulated she is influencing the people around her.

I call you all pathetic because this young girl is actually making a difference and your here wining that building the yacht that she's sailing on had some carbon emissions. Really, she made the best choice she could about how to travel to the US where she probably will make even more a of an impact and all you can do is whine about this.

This seems like the denialist bullshit that doesn't gets past Neven's moderation for very long. 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on August 17, 2019, 02:21:00 PM
This sailboat is a hell of a lot more comfortable than the Solar Impulse 2 (solar + batteries plane), which accomplished a multi-legged flight around the globe using no fossil fuel.  But could only do it in an easterly direction, and in the northern hemisphere. ;)

https://aroundtheworld.solarimpulse.com
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SteveMDFP on August 17, 2019, 03:30:02 PM
The people here speculating about Greta being manipulated are pathetic.

If you bothered to watch her interviews and have capacity to understand peoples motives then you would know she is doing this because she believes in what she is doing and rather than being manipulated she is influencing the people around her.

I call you all pathetic because this young girl is actually making a difference and your here wining that building the yacht that she's sailing on had some carbon emissions. Really, she made the best choice she could about how to travel to the US where she probably will make even more a of an impact and all you can do is whine about this.

This seems like the denialist bullshit that doesn't gets past Neven's moderation for very long.

+1  Greta's words, and they way they have inspired many to stand up, speak for themselves.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 17, 2019, 04:17:47 PM

A Ditty for the Damned
or
Dogrel for Denighers


Well
Greta Rules the Airwaves
Britannia Rules the Seas


but
Greta may seize the rulers
And bring 'em to their knees


As
gerontocrat's Royal standing
was challenged in the loo
With just one Royal Flushing
They'll wind up with the poo


Will
Greta and gerontocrat
An alliterative alliance make
to stamp his Royal seal
on her Gretanic zeal


That
Ship has left the harbor
if we were not onboard
the next stop is Perdition
without the world's accord


If
Greta's stopped
our naked feet
Will blister in the heat
and melt plumb off amid the fray
If there's an ounce of clay


May all the winds that drive her ship
be following, steady and strong
May all denighers flub their lines
And finally admit they're wrong


Ramen!
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on August 17, 2019, 04:36:34 PM
Three cheers for Terry ! .. just bc.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on August 28, 2019, 03:51:57 AM
Looks like they have survived the crossing OK.

Quote
Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) 8/27/19, 3:29 PM
Day 14. 119 miles from Manhattan. Very light winds south of Long Island.
https://twitter.com/gretathunberg/status/1166432482788630529
Image below.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bligh8 on August 28, 2019, 03:19:13 PM
Greta looks tired, a passage like that will do that to one who is not experienced.  see the two large poles extending outward from the sides?  Their flying a spinnaker or a light air drifter, typically a 3/4 ounce sail (light as butterfly wings).  A good nights sleep & some good food and she'll be right as rain.

bligh

 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: P-maker on August 28, 2019, 04:12:19 PM
Bligh,

Thank you for your informed view and insightful comment. The picture was good in itself, but your words made it perfect.

Cheers P
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bligh8 on August 28, 2019, 10:58:15 PM
Thank you....
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on August 29, 2019, 07:11:07 AM
The people here speculating about Greta being manipulated are pathetic.

If you bothered to watch her interviews and have capacity to understand peoples motives then you would know she is doing this because she believes in what she is doing and rather than being manipulated she is influencing the people around her.

I call you all pathetic because this young girl is actually making a difference and your here wining that building the yacht that she's sailing on had some carbon emissions. Really, she made the best choice she could about how to travel to the US where she probably will make even more a of an impact and all you can do is whine about this.

This seems like the denialist bullshit that doesn't gets past Neven's moderation for very long.

NevB I agree this needed to be said.  I edited this post because I was convinced by a later post that negativity doesn't belong in this forum. Greta is making a huge difference bringing forth the critical climate message that needs to be delivered to policy makers.  Greta is a bright light in the gathering darkness.  She has my full support for what she says and for her actions.  Go Greta, you go girl, go!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on August 29, 2019, 09:17:45 PM
Well, let me jump back into the fray.  In some limited order:

1.  To Renerpho, Blumenkraft:  I am not Aspie myself nor am I a mental health professional.  I consider myself a well-read layperson.  And neurotypical.

2.  I love the kid to death.  Just precious.  Innocent as the day is long.  I don't think you can get a more dedicated and focused activist.  Great to see her safely across the pond!

3.  My chief complaint stems from the fact that PEOPLE WHO DRIVE 5 MILLION USD SAILBOATS ARE NOT THE GOOD GUYS.  Never were.  Never will be.  Google 'controlled opposition.'  AND AT SOME POINT, GRETA WILL FIGURE THIS OUT. 

4.  I don't know how climate activism first germinated in her brain. I don't know the machinations of how she first stood in front of the Swedish Parliament or was thrown on stage a year ago.  Wikipedia offers one account.  I don't know the machinations of how she got thrown on that boat.  I don't know any further details of her parent-child relationship. But we do know that her father and chief handler was on board.

5.  Upthread, someone asked why she is not already aware of this manipulation if she's so brilliant?  Response:  If you've never before seen a Rembrandt or been in the Rijksmuseum, you will have great difficulty forming an opinion about The Night Watch.  I don't know who her favorite blogger is or what she reads or to what extent her parents have sheltered her.  It's all a matter of exposure and subsequent learning curve.

6.  Upthread, I described her and Asperger's folks generally as lacking an emotional filter.  I don't know exactly where she is on the spectrum.  There haven't been many details of her diagnosis disclosed.  I don't know if she has meltdowns.  At a minimum, all the videos I've seen of her and the Wiki- conclude she's very blunt.  So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.


Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 29, 2019, 09:19:38 PM
The people here speculating about Greta being manipulated are pathetic.

If you bothered to watch her interviews and have capacity to understand peoples motives then you would know she is doing this because she believes in what she is doing and rather than being manipulated she is influencing the people around her.

I call you all pathetic because this young girl is actually making a difference and your here wining that building the yacht that she's sailing on had some carbon emissions. Really, she made the best choice she could about how to travel to the US where she probably will make even more a of an impact and all you can do is whine about this.

This seems like the denialist bullshit that doesn't gets past Neven's moderation for very long.

NevB I am glad you said this; perhaps you said it better than myself.  I do not like to post negative comments on this forum, however I believe this is one time it is justified.  The pathetic losers who are saying disparaging things about Greta need to crawl back down the holes they came up from.  There is no room on this forum for such pathetic losers who cannot get over seeing someone, in this case Greta, making a huge difference bringing forth the critical climate message that needs to be delivered to policy makers.  Greta is a bright light in the gathering darkness.  She has my full support for what she says and for her actions.  Go Greta, you go girl, go!

Get over yourselves, and quit the ad hominem attacks on other contributors which have no place in this forum. You can disagree with another's point of view but not attack them personally. That is one of the things what makes this forum one of the best (and kudos to Neven for keeping it that way).

The issue is not Greta personally, but the power structure which works to co-opt such individuals and celebrate spectacles of change to remove any momentum from real fundamental change. The powers that be listen, publicly celebrate the individuals energy and earnestness, then go on as before. Unfortunately the elites have become extremely good at this (a bit like the Roman elites with "Bread and Circuses") aided greatly by the media saturation and small attention spans these days.

I was in 350.org for a while until I realized that all the marching etc. may have provided "feel good" feelings but did not make any real difference. These organizations tend to burn people out after a few years when they see that nothing is being achieved. If they get truly threatening then the state will attempt very violently to shut them down, as with Occupy Wall Street and the anti-globalization demonstrations around the beginning of this century (9/11 and the resulting "war on terror" helped greatly in the state's shutdown of the latter). I wish it were different, but until we get a large scale crisis (economic crash or climate escalation) the state will be able to continue on business as usual.

"First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you." (Nicholas Klein, US union organizer in early 1990's, many times misattributed to Ghandi who never said any such thing). None of this applies to Greta, who certainly has not been ignored from day 1 nor mocked by the elites, a good sign of co-option and elite usefulness. Greta may wake up to this, as she seems to be quite an intelligent person, but if she then goes "off message" too many times she will quickly be disappeared from the media spotlight.

The Dark Side of Globalization: Why Seattle's 1999 Protesters Were Right

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In 1999, my friend moved to Seattle, where he was hit with rubber bullets, tear-gassed in the face, and nearly arrested by police. He had joined the famous protests of the WTO Ministerial Conference, widely known as the Seattle Protests. The Occupy Wall Street of their time, they focused on globalization rather than the excesses of finance. And, quite like the Occupy Wall Street of their time, they were often mocked by critics as silly, aimless, and overly hand-wringy about the future.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-globalization-why-seattles-1999-protesters-were-right/282831/ (https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/01/the-dark-side-of-globalization-why-seattles-1999-protesters-were-right/282831/)

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

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So, when you connect the dots, properly understood, what happened this week is the first battle in a civil war; a civil war in which, for now, only one side is choosing violence. It is a battle in which members of Congress, with the collusion of the American president, sent violent, organised suppression against the people they are supposed to represent. Occupy has touched the third rail: personal congressional profits streams. Even though they are, as yet, unaware of what the implications of their movement are, those threatened by the stirrings of their dreams of reform are not.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy (https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/nov/25/shocking-truth-about-crackdown-occupy)

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 29, 2019, 09:40:35 PM
So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.

Exactly.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 29, 2019, 09:53:11 PM
ShortBrutishNasty, your post is riddled with made-up premises and wrong assumptions. It's only in your head.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on August 29, 2019, 10:14:36 PM
Greta Thunberg made it to New York emissions-free – but the ocean doesn’t yet hold the key to low-carbon travel
https://theconversation.com/greta-thunberg-made-it-to-new-york-emissions-free-but-the-ocean-doesnt-yet-hold-the-key-to-low-carbon-travel-122518
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Until then, journey time will remain the primary barrier to low-carbon ocean travel. For now, the only answer for most of us wanting to minimise our impact on the planet is to minimise how much we travel across it – especially when it comes to crossing vast expanses of water.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 29, 2019, 10:30:05 PM
Greta Thunberg made it to New York emissions-free – but the ocean doesn’t yet hold the key to low-carbon travel
https://theconversation.com/greta-thunberg-made-it-to-new-york-emissions-free-but-the-ocean-doesnt-yet-hold-the-key-to-low-carbon-travel-122518
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Until then, journey time will remain the primary barrier to low-carbon ocean travel. For now, the only answer for most of us wanting to minimise our impact on the planet is to minimise how much we travel across it – especially when it comes to crossing vast expanses of water.

It wasn't really until the 1960s that the majority of the population started to consider such travel as normal. It now seems to be embedded in our culture that flying all the way to Thailand etc. from Europe of North America is something that people should do. Then of course, we have the rapidly expanding Chinese affluent looking to copy their western counterparts. I remember a documentary about a German couple attempting to be carbon neutral - giving up the annual vacation to a faraway place was the hardest thing for them.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 30, 2019, 01:42:20 AM
Do any recall Marjoe Gortner, his early upbringing - and the havoc created when he broke his leash?


She's a child, and deserved a chance to live as a child.
I wish her the best.
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on August 30, 2019, 05:47:33 AM
The people here speculating about Greta being manipulated are pathetic.

If you bothered to watch her interviews and have capacity to understand peoples motives then you would know she is doing this because she believes in what she is doing and rather than being manipulated she is influencing the people around her.

I call you all pathetic because this young girl is actually making a difference and your here wining that building the yacht that she's sailing on had some carbon emissions. Really, she made the best choice she could about how to travel to the US where she probably will make even more a of an impact and all you can do is whine about this.

This seems like the denialist bullshit that doesn't gets past Neven's moderation for very long.

NevB I am glad you said this; perhaps you said it better than myself.  I do not like to post negative comments on this forum, however I believe this is one time it is justified.  The pathetic losers who are saying disparaging things about Greta need to crawl back down the holes they came up from.  There is no room on this forum for such pathetic losers who cannot get over seeing someone, in this case Greta, making a huge difference bringing forth the critical climate message that needs to be delivered to policy makers.  Greta is a bright light in the gathering darkness.  She has my full support for what she says and for her actions.  Go Greta, you go girl, go!

Get over yourselves, and quit the ad hominem attacks on other contributors which have no place in this forum. You can disagree with another's point of view but not attack them personally. That is one of the things what makes this forum one of the best (and kudos to Neven for keeping it that way).

snippage---

I agree that attacks on on other contributors are not okay, so to help preserve this forum I edited my previous post in question here.  Normally, IMHO there are three categories of people where being blunt with them is justified: convicted criminals, corrupt politicians, and those who say disparaging things about someone who is doing great things.  This is an example of the latter.  Normally calling someone a name means you are actually saying what you think you called that person about yourself.  So, for example, if person "A" calls person "B" a dolt, then person "A" is actually calling himself or herself a dolt.  If you want to discuss this further post in the "Decorum" thread and I will respond there and that's all I'm going to say about that.

This thread, I believe, is for supporting Greta and celebrating her success.  Greta is doing things others aren't doing and needs our undivided attention and support.  So, Greta, keep it up, tell it like it is, and don't give up.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 07:17:44 AM
I'd like to hear what the people who are so much against Greta see as solution for climate change.
Le monde has an article that I find really unfair
https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2019/08/28/greta-thunberg-devrait-renoncer-a-precher-une-inaccessible-saintete-climatique_5503861_3232.html
They say more or less that Greta asks things that would make the developpment of poor countries impossible because only developped technical countries could have a low carbon footprint, the Mazilla being an example of zero carbon solution. They say that without airplanes and our consuption many countries would be lost and couldn't invest in low carb technologies.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on August 30, 2019, 12:44:49 PM
So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.

Exactly.

If apparently she is being used and one day will wake up and go away and not be heard again, then what's the point of any protest at all?

The implication is the only people who are heard are those useful for the so called "elites", therefore anyone who is getting publicity should just shut up because their being used.

This leaves no possible avenue for any protest to be legitimate (oh how convenient), this leaves me very suspicious of the motives of people who say this.

Also the crew of the boat are doing whatever their doing in any case Greta has zero affect on what they do or don't do. Tying her to their issues also raises my suspicion.

PS Thanks to Vaughan for the kind comments
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Rodius on August 30, 2019, 01:40:13 PM
ShortBrutishNasty.... you really know very little about Aspergers.

Even your concept of people with Aspergers having more meltdowns and having less control over emotions than nuerotypical people is wrong. Even as a generality it is wrong.

I am Aspergers, and I have always been cool, calm and collected, probably less meltdowns than neurotypical kids and definitely adults.

Please stop talking about it, you really do not know what you are talking about in regards to Aspergers.

Next thing you will be saying is it is a scale or some such nonsense.
Let me be clear.
You either have it or you dont.
That scale that people go on about... as in high functioning or low functioning.... is utter bullshit that tends to come mostly from people who know very little about the topic.

Please stop mentioning it, you have no authority to and nowhere near enough knowledge about it.

The best you could do is think of aspergers as a different way of thinking with different levels of sensory input to most people. And leave it at that.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 02:51:01 PM
I don't think that she was coopted, she was the only one there. Being alone, many people hope a lot of her, and at the press conference arriving in New York, I found that she was not trying get more people to follow her, but trying to get people to do something. We schould be fellows and not followers.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 04:48:02 PM
The NYTimes has an opinion saying that she doesn't act in a democratic way.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/climate-change-greta-thunberg.html
I also believe that this is unfair.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 05:01:04 PM
Reminder: The NYTimes is also the rag called David Koch a philanthrope.

If you have a subscription, you might act now! Stop supporting corporate propaganda.

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 30, 2019, 05:04:32 PM
The NYTimes has an opinion saying that she doesn't act in a democratic way.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/climate-change-greta-thunberg.html (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/climate-change-greta-thunberg.html)
I also believe that this is unfair.
We can't expect good publicity from that source apparently.


NYT usually supports the DNC - the ones who shied away from debating climate change.


I wonder if Greta could hold a televised meeting with some of the Democratic Candidates who won't be allowed to participate in the official debate. They could discuss their vision for the future with no preconditions regarding subject matter.
 
Perhaps in the same time slot?
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 30, 2019, 05:07:54 PM
This thread, I believe, is for supporting Greta and celebrating her success.  Greta is doing things others aren't doing and needs our undivided attention and support.  So, Greta, keep it up, tell it like it is, and don't give up.

All threads are for open discussion of the topic at hand, positive and negative or otherwise. This isn't a "fan" site. I have started threads where people challenge my statements, sometimes in quite blunt terms, and am more than happy with that. Being challenged is how we develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 05:09:19 PM
Please stop talking about it, you really do not know what you are talking about in regards to Aspergers.

+1

Also, please stop talking about things you know little about in general. This is a scientific forum, not Facebook.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 05:18:26 PM

I wonder if Greta could hold a televised meeting with some of the Democratic Candidates who won't be allowed to participate in the official debate. They could discuss their vision for the future with no preconditions regarding subject matter.
 
Perhaps in the same time slot?
Terry

I wouldn't push her too much in political debates. She is very good at saying that we have to move, but I believe that she is not qualified to define what has to be done, excepted that fossil fuels have to stay in the ground. Discussing solutions is the best way to loose your credibility because solutions are local and not universals. I'm sure she has no problem with flying for firefighting.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 05:22:24 PM
Being challenged is how we develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject.

If you really want to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject it might be a great idea to stop acting on assumptions. Your whole argument about Greta is based on an assumption you pulled out of your arse - there is no evidence for it whatsoever.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 05:28:03 PM
I believe that she is not qualified to define what has to be done

Etienne, 30 years ago i was 16. If the world had listened to me back then, we wouldn't be in such a deep shit today.

Kinder an die Macht! (All power to the kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqWrSAFvow
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 05:42:43 PM
I believe that she is not qualified to define what has to be done

Etienne, 30 years ago i was 16. If the world had listened to me back then, we wouldn't be in such a deep shit today.

Kinder an die Macht! (All power to the kids)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiqWrSAFvow

The problem I see is that solutions are not the same everywhere. A gas cooker will save the forest in Haiti, but EU and US should go 100% renewable. Solutions should be discussed localy and I find that youth should keep the pressure to make sure that something happens. If you suggest something, there will always be a case where it is impossible.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 05:45:54 PM
Of course youth and adults have to suggest together solutions, but I wonder what Alaska and Florida have in common excepted industrial products.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on August 30, 2019, 06:04:13 PM
Thanks blumenkraft.
Children are born as real humans everywhere because they are still without cultural programming.

This is from my expertise and on topic because it's about youth:
Youth should stop forcing themselves to join grown-up culture, because it's these days a very destructive hierarchical accumulation fantasy culture with low morality. I am not a grown-up in the sense that I consciously don't join that bad and simple way of living your life. You don't need to join.

The grown-ups killed and are still further killing your future.
They (grown-up consumerists) are trying every which way to dodge any guilt, to find other interpretations of the situation, follow ELSD news, finding other people to point to.
Just to not have to change themselves and to not have to face the danger of losing their addiction to the hierarchical accumulation culture; losing all their precious 'stuff' and their fantasy 'status'. They are afraid the modern 'dream' of progression will end because they don't see any alternative and are deeply addicted.

But the 'dream' of progression, is, of course, not real. Look at the real consequences.

ELSD=Erring on the Least Side of Drama.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on August 30, 2019, 06:06:07 PM
Of course youth and adults have to suggest together solutions, but I wonder what Alaska and Florida have in common excepted industrial products.
Bad governance?
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on August 30, 2019, 06:27:53 PM
^^
 ;D  :-\  :'(
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 06:30:19 PM
Of course youth and adults have to suggest together solutions, but I wonder what Alaska and Florida have in common excepted industrial products.
Bad governance?
Terry

Yes, that.  ;D

And a lag of a $150 carbon tax!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 30, 2019, 06:39:14 PM
Being challenged is how we develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject.

If you really want to develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject it might be a great idea to stop acting on assumptions. Your whole argument about Greta is based on an assumption you pulled out of your arse - there is no evidence for it whatsoever.

Once again the reaction of someone who does not like the message - attack the messenger. I already provided evidence of what happened to two movements that truly threatened elite interests, plus my own experience in 350.org.

The co-option and reorientation of the Greens toward neoliberalism in Germany is a good example - very sad. The same with the Labour Party in the UK, Margaret Thatcher's greatest legacy was Tony Blair. Its why Corbyn is constantly attacked and disparaged as he tries to take Labour back to its roots (the same with Bernie, Ocaz, Omar and Gabbard in the US). Many environmental groups have been co-opted through corporate and foundation (Ford foundation etc.) money, like giving green credits and endorsements to minor or even greenwashing corporate initiatives (the WWF is a good example, sadly even Greenpeace in some cases). Its really hard not to get co-opted as elite groups are very well funded, and very experienced at co-opting oppositional organizations (there is a whole literature on the co-option of NGOs by corporations, governments and foundations)..

Also look at the treatment of the burgeoning left movement in the US in the early C20th through the use of the WW1 espionage act and red scares. Same post-WW2 to shutdown non-elite interests (start with the McCarthy hearings and the DNC stealing of the VP nomination from the progressive Henry Wallace when it was obvious that Roosevelt was dying). Then of course Assange, Obama's record of locking up more whistleblowers than any other President ...

The patterns keep repeating.

Maybe you should remove your head from your arse and do some real research before making such intellectually lazy and personally abusive statements.

EDIT: How could I forget the Yellow Vests in France (brutally put down by police using such things as hand grenades and illegal detention against civilians), and the massive protests in Brazil against Bolsonaro's neoliberal policies? Oh yes, nearly complete western media blackout. But we get wall-to-wall Hong Kong protest coverage.

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/17/media-blackout-brazils-anti-bolsonaro-protests (https://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/08/17/media-blackout-brazils-anti-bolsonaro-protests)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/12/blacking-out-the-yellow-vests-on-cable-news-corporate-media-doing-its-job/ (https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/12/12/blacking-out-the-yellow-vests-on-cable-news-corporate-media-doing-its-job/)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: oren on August 30, 2019, 06:49:05 PM
So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.

Exactly.

If apparently she is being used and one day will wake up and go away and not be heard again, then what's the point of any protest at all?

The implication is the only people who are heard are those useful for the so called "elites", therefore anyone who is getting publicity should just shut up because their being used.

This leaves no possible avenue for any protest to be legitimate (oh how convenient), this leaves me very suspicious of the motives of people who say this.

Also the crew of the boat are doing whatever their doing in any case Greta has zero affect on what they do or don't do. Tying her to their issues also raises my suspicion.

PS Thanks to Vaughan for the kind comments
What NevB said.
I think the co-opting thing is nonsense. I personally know people who have been affected by Greta, people who never cared about environmentalism before. Co-opting shmo-opting, she is getting a message out. Nobody can make real change and big change - otherwise it would have happened a long time ago. So blaming Greta she is not pure and all-achieving is just stupid. Sorry.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on August 30, 2019, 06:54:18 PM
Rboyd, here is not much in this statement i would generally disagree with.

But what has anything of that to do with that:

So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.

Exactly.

The narrative you guys spread is that Greta is somehow co-opted. There is no evidence for that. And there is no connection between Gretas motivation and your worldview. If anything there is evidence for the fact that she has her own brain.

So you either give us evidence for this bogus claim or take your social critique, which is not wrong, to another thread, please.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 30, 2019, 07:01:43 PM
Its called the "Manufacturing of Consent", Herman & Chomsky did a great book on it - and that was before the concentration of radio and tv, then google, facebook, twitter etc. (with content control by the NATO-affiliated Atlantic Council). How to steer the public towards the policies the elites are pushing ("Green Growth" with continued economic growth, fossil fuel use and massively profitable geo-engineering and other technology initiatives).

Greta and Extinction Rebellion just say "fix it" they don't make any statements about how, or much about the economic distributional impacts of proposed solutions. Perfect for the elites to come up with their solutions and claim "fixed" after burning out people's protest energy, then onto the latest Kardashion story ... The UN IPCC fulfils the same "keep the masses quiet while not taking any real action role" - a Western University (Canada) professor, Radoslav Dimitrov, wrote a good account of this:

https://mafiadoc.com/decoy-institutions-r-dimitrov_5c6ef8e7097c476f7b8b4585.html (https://mafiadoc.com/decoy-institutions-r-dimitrov_5c6ef8e7097c476f7b8b4585.html)

The book:

https://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Consent-Political-Economy-Media/dp/0375714499/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=manufacturing+consent&qid=1567184402&s=gateway&sr=8-1 (https://www.amazon.com/Manufacturing-Consent-Political-Economy-Media/dp/0375714499/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=manufacturing+consent&qid=1567184402&s=gateway&sr=8-1)

A free version:

https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-NekqfnoWIEuYgdZl/Manufacturing+Consent+%5BThe+Political+Economy+Of+The+Mass+Media%5D_djvu.txt (https://archive.org/stream/pdfy-NekqfnoWIEuYgdZl/Manufacturing+Consent+%5BThe+Political+Economy+Of+The+Mass+Media%5D_djvu.txt)

The documentary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrBQEAM3rE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnrBQEAM3rE)

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 30, 2019, 07:30:33 PM
So I conclude, once again, that when she realizes she's being co-opted, she will refuse to play along and you won't see her anymore.

Exactly.
Of course she is coopted to talk for example in Davos or in the UN, but it looks like she doesn't forget her aims. As long as school strikes continue, she will continue to be coopted because it's a way to limit contestation. From my experience, being coopted is an opportunity if you can stay free.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on August 31, 2019, 07:58:25 AM
This thread, I believe, is for supporting Greta and celebrating her success.  Greta is doing things others aren't doing and needs our undivided attention and support.  So, Greta, keep it up, tell it like it is, and don't give up.

All threads are for open discussion of the topic at hand, positive and negative or otherwise. This isn't a "fan" site. I have started threads where people challenge my statements, sometimes in quite blunt terms, and am more than happy with that. Being challenged is how we develop a deeper and more nuanced understanding of a subject.

To clarify: I was attempting to refer to supporting her mission.  I was not able to find a mission statement for her, however, she does explain her mission fairly well here as well as sharing a few things about her life on the Ted Talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case_to_act_right_now_on_climate

Supporting her mission means having critical discussions about what she says as well as discussions about data that she uses to make her points.  Showing cause and effects by comparing newly available data with older data is critical to her discussions.  This forum can help her determine better ways to explain this data.  That's what I am talking about. 

Also, just knowing that there are other people on a similar page as she is can be a great help as well.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on August 31, 2019, 02:49:43 PM
To clarify: I was attempting to refer to supporting her mission.  I was not able to find a mission statement for her, however, she does explain her mission fairly well here as well as sharing a few things about her life on the Ted Talk:

https://www.ted.com/talks/greta_thunberg_the_disarming_case_to_act_right_now_on_climate

Supporting her mission means having critical discussions about what she says as well as discussions about data that she uses to make her points.  Showing cause and effects by comparing newly available data with older data is critical to her discussions.  This forum can help her determine better ways to explain this data.  That's what I am talking about. 

Also, just knowing that there are other people on a similar page as she is can be a great help as well.
You are so right VaughnAn. Greta's emotions are fed by science and reason and without any filter those emotions go straight inside me. That is her simple magic. Let us do what she does: Unite behind the science! Act. If someone wants to criticize her or anything which one may see behind her (What could be behind her other than science and panic? She is visually open without any filter due to Asperger...): Act better first, please.

Now I hope she gets viral in the Americas like she did in Europe. In Europe she politicized the young people like nobody else. "The Climate Crisis is solved - now start to act".

Her mission statement could be "Our house is on fire. I want you to panic. And act" - as she told us in Davos: https://youtu.be/RjsLm5PCdVQ
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on August 31, 2019, 08:05:44 PM
This time an article I like in lemonde. It explains why the argents against Greta are not valid.

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2019/08/31/climat-les-habits-neufs-du-scepticisme_5504773_3232.html
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 31, 2019, 09:06:59 PM
This time an article I like in lemonde. It explains why the argents against Greta are not valid.

https://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2019/08/31/climat-les-habits-neufs-du-scepticisme_5504773_3232.html

Thank god for google translate! Labelling all those that question the Greta phenomenon as climate deniers is classic scapegoating propaganda. Not surprising given the source (Le Monde). Given away very early in the article.

Quote
It is no longer arguments against global warming that are attacked, but the personalities who embody and carry the mobilization denounces, in his column, Stephane Foucart, journalist at the "World".

Quote
Yet, in spite of the more than tangible character of the change underway, public conversation is always invaded by new forms of denial.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on August 31, 2019, 09:16:29 PM
Labelling all those that question the Greta phenomenon as climate deniers
Pray tell, how else to label? (Perhaps conspiracy theorists? But these are also climate deniers...)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on August 31, 2019, 10:17:50 PM
Labelling all those that question the Greta phenomenon as climate deniers
Pray tell, how else to label? (Perhaps conspiracy theorists? But these are also climate deniers...)

1. Hard Climate Deniers: "natural cycles", "sun spots", "lying self-serving scientists" blah, blah, blah. - Trump administration, right-wing groups such as La Pen in France, Saudi Arabia, Russia

2. Soft Deniers: "climate change is happening, but we still have time to to fix it with eco-modernist and engineering solutions (including fanciful future technologies) and we don't need to stop exponential growth and we can still expand fossil fuel production (Tar Sands, fracking etc.). UN IPCC, WEF, Western European, Chinese, Indian, Canadian etc. governments, plus Obama administration and large corporations (including the media conglomerates who live off consumption-related advertising revenues).
- All the people unconditionally celebrating Greta.

3. Eco-Socialist / Realist: The rich have to drastically cut consumption (top 10-20% are the majority of the emissions - including all those WEF attendees and media moguls celebrating Greta) and costs should not be dumped on the poor/less powerful (like the French diesel taxes while at the same time cutting taxes for the rich, or the poor of Africa and India not having electricity).
- Kevin Anderson is a great example, and you certainly CANNOT call him a climate denier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIODRrnHQxg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIODRrnHQxg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjTtohMgGk8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjTtohMgGk8)

Charles Eisenstein - A Message to Greta Thunberg and the Youth Climate Strikers

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And I would caution that there are powerful forces that would like to co-opt that energy and divert it onto things that actually don’t disrupt the status quo too much. This is not just some technical matter of finding alternative energy sources to keep civilization-as-it-is running to maintain business as usual. We live on a planet that is alive.

We could cut emissions to zero and if we continue to degrade the organs of this living being - the forests, the wetlands, the whales, the elephants, the fish, all of the beings on Earth, all of the ecosystems - then the Earth will still die a death of a million cuts. Even if we cut emissions to zero.

So be careful about getting diverted onto these, and used, to promote these technical solutions such as geoengineering, such as bleaching the sky a paler shade of blue with sulphur aerosols that reflect sunlight. Problem solved! If you’re going to keep the issue to a narrow matter of global warming, problem solved. Business as usual can continue and we’ve saved the world.

https://charleseisenstein.org/video/a-message-to-greta-thunberg-and-the-youth-climate-strikers/ (https://charleseisenstein.org/video/a-message-to-greta-thunberg-and-the-youth-climate-strikers/)

My mixed feelings are put quite well by this woman, her comments about the Obama photo op. are very insightful. fyi: I do eat organic fish and meat, but I do agree with respect to industrialized agriculture and animal husbandry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MQVwbhTIw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MQVwbhTIw)

Can we please stop the bullshit labelling/ad hominems, and actually discuss points of view now?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on August 31, 2019, 11:44:08 PM
Labelling all those that question the Greta phenomenon as climate deniers
Pray tell, how else to label? (Perhaps conspiracy theorists? But these are also climate deniers...)

1. Hard Climate Deniers: [...]
So you seem to agree: Greta deniers are climate deniers. (Roughly said. Beware the nuances.)

Can't watch video at the moment (slow connection). But from your quote it seems that Charles Eisenstein thinks Greta is stupid (or, doesn't have sufficient grasp of the whole climate picture, being just a school girl). Nope, Greta is of a different league (not a neurotypical with an intellect clouded by ego neuroses.)  What makes her different is exactly that she doesn't need such trivial advice.

Hmmm, reminds of my own theory of Greta hate: Greta is a public threat to the intellectually impotent elderly (40+) white male.
(I have seen it not just from right wingnuts, but even from hardcore hippies. Now I need to analyse Mr. Eisenstein...)

Apropos Kevin Anderson: On Twitter (4. Dec 2018) he says:
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On climate change @GretaThunberg demonstrates more clarity & leadership in one speech than a quarter of a century of the combined contributions of so called world leaders. Wilful ignorance & lies have overseen a 65% rise in CO2 since 1990. Time to hand over the baton.
https://twitter.com/kevinclimate/status/1069993545023528960
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on September 01, 2019, 12:32:31 AM
Florifulgurator:
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Greta is a public threat to the intellectually impotent elderly (40+) white male.


So much for an open intellectual discussion. Such puerile idiocy is astounding, and once again insulting the messenger. What can I say: you are welcome to your fantasy bubble. I will stop wasting my time dealing with such childishly idiotic statements and name calling from you.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 01, 2019, 12:43:52 AM
Hmm. Maybe I should have read the thread first... :) Haven't seen Greta-is-a-puppet theorists before who aren't also climate deniers...

Even your concept of people with Aspergers having more meltdowns and having less control over emotions than nuerotypical people is wrong. Even as a generality it is wrong.
Yes. Thank you!
And Greta seems a great example. I'm not very good at face reading (possibly due to mild Aspergers :) ) - but it sure looks like Greta has great control over her emotions: In her early speeches I have seen something mightily scared - but she didn't shit her pants, as the present moment of speech was more important. And I have seen her want to cry, on the spot, but the present moment of speech was more important to her. Methinks her emotional control is heroic.

This makes it even less plausible (and more ridiculous) to think that Greta would be handled or manipulated by anybody.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 01, 2019, 12:53:37 AM
People who criticized Greta were usually proven wrong. That is easy to understand since she is just pointing to the science. E.g. the liberal politician in Germany who told her to let the professionals do the job was told by >1000 scientists (the professionals) in public the she was right and he not.

Finally critics was about her outfit or that she would be responsible for the CO2 caused by a ship or that other people fly - just as if you would be responsible for a 100 mio jet and the car of the pilot in case you buy a ticket for an airplane...

So - we got though the bullshit here since a year. Act better than Greta or let her do her fantastic job without nasty noises! Let your children do school strike - school is futile without future anyway.

 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: sark on September 01, 2019, 03:25:58 AM
She's telling a fucked up story but it's true.  IN Sweden, and all over northern Europe and Britain they have been dealing with it, and now it has become perpetual, persistent, catastrophic climate variability starting, for them, around 2005.  Many people have been flipped by the experience of their own climate flipping away from them.  Similar to the way farms were ruined in Northern Europe, the US Corn Belt just suffered the same crop preventing rains.  Too wet and then extremely dry?  We are already basically fucked

Greta Thunberg got on a racing sail boat at the age of 16 and crossed the Atlantic, in this climate, to speak for the whole world.  She is completely glorious and a huge win for the human race & indeed, for all life on Earth.  already proven

There is to be expected trolling and Circustry around such an event.  We're sick.  People are rooting for collapse.  It's already visible outside of any window.  "How did it get this bad?"

Because we're unfit.

But I saw a young woman conquer the Atlantic on a little sail boat to speak to the world...
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 01, 2019, 05:08:52 AM
Hey, rboyd!  Tough crowd tonight, eh??!! 

Back in the 80s, I did some stand-up. I had some Reagan bits that killed!!  And hecklers??!!  Oh, yeah!!  That's character building!!!!  I would do it again.  Wait!-- Florifulgurator and I have a room tonite after the show.  I'm going to show her my etchings.... the denialist ones......  hahahaha!

It's this thing about being entertaining.  Putting a smile on the world's face.......  Ah, yeah.......  Most assuredly, about 90% of the crowd is really pulling for you!!  That's nice!!

And I have some collapse material that would make George Carlin blush!!!!

Monster thanks for being there, rboyd.  Take care.

Sincerely,

Short, Brutish and, dang!-- what was that third one????

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 01, 2019, 06:32:44 AM
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"Our house is on fire. I want you to panic. And act"

Sounds like a great mission statement to me; as such, I hope she adopts it as her official mission statement.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 01, 2019, 08:51:07 AM
Florifulgurator:
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Greta is a public threat to the intellectually impotent elderly (40+) white male.


So much for an open intellectual discussion. Such puerile idiocy is astounding, and once again insulting the messenger. What can I say: you are welcome to your fantasy bubble. I will stop wasting my time dealing with such childishly idiotic statements and name calling from you.

Why do you find this insulting? It's an objective and correct statement not directly aimed at you. Or is it? 

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Time to hand over the baton.

Saying kind of the same. Did you went on Twitter and told him this is a personal attack on you?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Aporia_filia on September 01, 2019, 11:19:25 AM
Sorry if I'm a bit persistent about asking you to think of human species as something different to human individuals. (I'll try to post a doc showing the difference between a bee hive and a bee as an individual).
It doesn't matters if you're wrong or right, but at certain  point we all love arguing about the sex of the Angels. When we all know they don't exist!!!
It is a social, very deeply attached, characteristic of us humans. The nicer speech (this involves a lot of speech's characteristics) will win social acceptation, giving a higher social status to the person who made it, even if he was just defending that all angels are female.
Greta is not as affected as the rest of us about this social behavioral primate's constriction. She wouldn't waist her time discussing Angel's sex. She's just telling what's important without a lot of the emotional restrictions the rest of us have.
Don't argue about angels and ACT!!!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 01, 2019, 11:56:01 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MQVwbhTIw (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1MQVwbhTIw)

Can we please stop the bullshit labelling/ad hominems, and actually discuss points of view now?
I agree to your last sentence and would like to give it back to the people like the obviously good-willing woman in your video - I watched her 30 min whining with quite a few misunderstandings.

Greta is not telling the politicians what to do. She is telling politicians to do what they promised (e.g. 1990 in Rio and 2015 in Paris) and to do what the sciences worked out what should be done.
Of course the politicians benefit from meeting her since they get a picture which is interesting for the world. But Greta also benefits since she can impact a decision maker and possible distributor. And much more.
Judge by yourself, another 40 sec at Davos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScgUSdZNKxg

And at this press conference in Brussels Greta explains a bit why some people criticize FFF and say they would be puppets: To change subject away from climate crisis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzH1OuqvaAg

If you are "real progressives" please contribute with action and do not work against people who act. 1990 was the time to discuss what do do - emission trade or CO2 tax, 0 CO2 emission or carbon removal or mitigation. That time is over and we have 5 past 12. Now we have to do all of those things at once and fast. It is time to start action. So act. Do not stand in the way of people who are acting.

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 01, 2019, 04:50:02 PM
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"Our house is on fire. I want you to panic. And act"

Sounds like a great mission statement to me; as such, I hope she adopts it as her official mission statement.
Since those are her words in her <3 min pitch at the world economy forum in Davos your hope came true it seem. Watch and judge yourself:
https://youtu.be/RjsLm5PCdVQ
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 01, 2019, 07:13:53 PM
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Since those are her words in her <3 min pitch at the world economy forum in Davos your hope came true it seem. Watch and judge yourself:

Yes, Greta is on a mission.  I hope now more people listen.  Thanks for the video.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 01, 2019, 07:49:33 PM
"Greta Thunberg, the green teen from Sweden who sailed on a racing yacht from Europe to New York City because she refuses to fly on a plane, did not speak on Friday at a “climate strike” protest at the United Nation’s headquarters. She marched with the few dozen young people that showed up but sat silently as protesters chanted and gave speeches."  Emphasis added.

Well, that didn't take very long, did it??  Smart girl.  Just can't stay on script.

Here she is, sitting silently, pondering how ridiculously ineffective that 15-day sailboat stunt was....  See the handler there to Greta's left?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on September 01, 2019, 07:54:59 PM
I don't know if you are a short nasty brute in real life .. but you do your best here .. thank goodness Greta does not have you shitting beside her . b.c.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 01, 2019, 08:26:52 PM
... Here she is, sitting silently, pondering how ridiculously ineffective that 15-day sailboat stunt was.... 
...
Either what you say or thinking about her own answer from today on instagram: "When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And you know you're winning." ("you" here is Greta not someone Nasty). 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 01, 2019, 11:41:38 PM
... Here she is, sitting silently, pondering how ridiculously ineffective that 15-day sailboat stunt was.... 
...
Either what you say or thinking about her own answer from today on instagram: "When haters go after your looks and differences, it means they have nowhere left to go. And you know you're winning." ("you" here is Greta not someone Nasty).

Not only that, when "haters" make nasty comments about others, the "haters" are actually talking about themselves even though they(the "haters") think they are talking about others.  This is just the way it works.  The more "haters" say the more immaterial they sound and their effectiveness approaches an asymptote near zero.

As for the photo of Greta above, One learns more with her ears open and her mouth shut than the other way around.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on September 01, 2019, 11:50:58 PM
Spare some thoughts for the child, as well as for the icon.
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sebastian Jones on September 02, 2019, 12:27:55 AM
An interesting article that explores the connection between those who attack Thunberg with climate deniers, misogynists and the right wing:
https://newrepublic.com/article/154879/misogyny-climate-deniers?fbclid=IwAR0NUWJOi0Y9jXVRHFzR-Jm0X_7fBORXTPTHNCZ8BvzGrtGnAOkvLXb98U4 (https://newrepublic.com/article/154879/misogyny-climate-deniers?fbclid=IwAR0NUWJOi0Y9jXVRHFzR-Jm0X_7fBORXTPTHNCZ8BvzGrtGnAOkvLXb98U4)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 02, 2019, 01:51:29 AM
[Epic face palm]

Sebastian, SATire, et al.:  Yes, there are "haters" out there, but WHEN DID I EVER MOCK OR CRITICIZE GRETA? Where are you getting this stuff?  Did you read my post three days ago?

[Second epic face palm]

Only 22 days till Greta speaks at the Climate Summit.  You guys need to up your game.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Rodius on September 02, 2019, 02:22:21 AM
Why do you keep attacking the messenger?

For someone who thinks they are a well read layperson concerning Aspergers, you really dont know much about it at all.

Let me educate you somewhat because you seem to need it.

1 - she is almost certainly disliking sitting around so many people. Why? Because several of her senses will probably be overstimulated and the most effective way to cope is to attempt to ignore them. Not easily done.

2 - as mentioned elsewhere, her diagnosis, or part of it, named one aspect where she only speaks when there is a need to speak, or when she feels like she has something to say. Personally, I am the same and in that situation in the photo, I would be doing exactly the same thing. Bored, overstimulated and having nothing to add to anything because it is already being said or I have already said it.

Also, one image says bugger all. Look at the people around her with the same look on their face? I bet most are neuro typicals, are you going to give a critical analysis on them as well?

And she is on script.
She speaks her mind.
She is consistent.
She quotes the science.

3 - Asperger's people have another quality that is lacking in neurotypical people.... it is called hyper focus. If anything, she will double down on this, not disappear. She will not stop, ever, until she feels she has resolved her own criteria for action being taken.
Trust me on this one, she is hyper focused on this. She will not simply disappear.

And stop talking about the people around her as being her handler. She is not a dog or a pet. She is a teenage woman who needs support just like any other human being. Seriously, just how much more insulting could you become?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: wili on September 02, 2019, 03:37:47 AM
Thanks for the thoughtful and informative response, Rodius.

As the saying goes, some people need to stop believing everything they think! :)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 02, 2019, 09:38:49 AM
Greta will not stop soon. In Brussles (see her press conference video in post #96) she told us that she will not stop before Sweden is in line with the 1.5 °C warming target. She probably has found her life-time job and she is doing this job exeptionally well I think.

When I visited USA for first time after school I was overhelmed by New York for several days. Now imagine Gretas speciality, her 15 days with very few people on a large ocean and then she droped in that loud, fast, brutal and interesting big apple. Considering also that people in USA are not so famous for beeing nice listeners she may have realized, that her "ridiculously ineffective (...) stunt" did not end but started while stepping from board.

I hope she may find some native friends who can do the job is USA. Those need to be especially crazy pioneers since that job is way more difficult than the one in Sweden...
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 02, 2019, 05:43:25 PM
Here she is, sitting silently, pondering how ridiculously ineffective that 15-day sailboat stunt was....  See the handler there to Greta's left?

You keep making assumptions.

WHEN DID I EVER MOCK OR CRITICIZE GRETA?

There are a lot of answers to this answer but since you don't understand them, here again in plain language:

Your imbecile assumptions are seen as offensive.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 02, 2019, 05:50:01 PM
Thanks for the thoughtful and informative response, Rodius.

+1
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 02, 2019, 06:50:50 PM
Greta Thunberg’s Slow Boat to New York
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/09/greta-thunbergs-slow-boat-to-new-york
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Last year, Thunberg began striking by skipping school every Friday to protest government inaction on climate change, inspiring kids around the world to do the same. On August 14th, she departed from Plymouth, England, on the Malizia II, an emission-free sailboat, to attend a climate summit at the United Nations on September 23rd. (She avoids airplanes, which are among the worst sources of carbon emissions.) During the two-week journey, she had posted several dispatches on Twitter. Early Wednesday morning, she documented her first sighting of the dim lights of New York. “Land!!” she wrote. After clearing customs and immigration while anchored off Coney Island, she waited on the boat for the incoming tide. With no engine, the Malizia had to rely on natural forces to propel it to its landing place.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 02, 2019, 07:40:49 PM
From reddit/r/aspergers

Déjà vu anyone?

Read the whole thing!
Link >> https://www.reddit.com/r/aspergers/comments/cyp3k3/greta_thunberg_speaks_about_how_she_used/
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bligh8 on September 03, 2019, 04:56:00 PM
Some comments & interviews w/Greta and others the day she arrived in NY, after a quick jump across the pond.

For anyone living in the tri state area.
https://strikewithus.org/rsvp-thanks/

https://youtu.be/qB8jXY5uWaI
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 04, 2019, 08:14:21 PM
John Iadarola discusses climate deniers in this video.  It is important to remember that when these climate deniers call the climate activists names they, the climate deniers, haters, etc., are actually talking about themselves and demonstrating their own stupidity.  John Iadarola explains this eloquently:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz2iJ1GCR3k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oz2iJ1GCR3k)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on September 05, 2019, 03:42:06 PM
The book is also crossing the Atlantic, and should be ready for "buy nothing day" (November 29th, 2019).
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/626179/our-house-is-on-fire-by-malena-ernman-with-greta-beata-and-svante-thunberg/9780241419632
I am reading the German version "Szenen aus dem Herzen". Other languages are already available too.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 06, 2019, 11:32:14 PM
Read the demands from the upcoming climate strike
https://www.fastcompany.com/90398587/read-the-demands-from-the-upcoming-climate-strike
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A year ago, Greta Thunberg, the now-16-year-old climate activist, stopped going to school in order to stand outside Swedish Parliament and protest the lack of climate action. She inspired youth climate strikes around the world—including a massive strike planned for September 20. Today, a coalition of American youth climate activists who are planning that strike released a list of their policy demands, hours before Democratic presidential candidates appear in back-to-back town halls focused on climate change.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 09, 2019, 06:25:45 PM
This Entire Week Has Been Incredibly Depressing. But Then Today in New York I Saw a Young Woman Give People Hope.
https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/09/greta-thunberg-new-york/
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“We shouldn’t be talking about ‘believing’ in the climate crisis,” Thunberg said during the rally that followed the students’ quiet protest. “Either you understand and accept the science, or you don’t. As long as we keep talking about believing, or thinking climate change is real, then it’s seen as something you choose to believe in, and then it gets turned into an opinion. And if it’s an opinion, it can be debated.”
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 11, 2019, 09:46:10 PM
Greta Thunberg to join 'climate strike' event outside White House
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/460757-greta-thunberg-to-join-climate-strike-event-outside-white-house
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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg will participate in a climate strike outside the White House Friday as part of a six-day visit to Washington, D.C., a representative for Thunberg said in a statement Tuesday.

Thunberg will join other youth activists to gather and demand action one week before a series of global climate strikes slated for Sept. 20. Thunberg will also join other youth activists in lobbying Congress during her visit to the capital, according to the statement.

THE RIGHT TO A FUTURE — WITH NAOMI KLEIN AND GRETA THUNBERG
https://theintercept.com/2019/09/06/greta-thunberg-naomi-klein-climate-change-livestream/
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THE INTERCEPT INVITES you to watch a special event in New York City hosted by Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein, author of the forthcoming book “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” and headlined by trailblazing climate activist Greta Thunberg, author of “No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference.”
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on September 12, 2019, 02:14:01 PM
Just a great photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyBTToyXcAEHDBH?format=jpg&name=900x900)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 12, 2019, 03:27:55 PM
Who ist that lady next to Greta?

Thank you for posting what happens to Greta in the US. The media here don't say much about Greta in the USA.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 12, 2019, 03:33:55 PM
This is Jane Goodall.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Goodall

PS: I can imagine today is quite a big day for Greta.  :D
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 12, 2019, 03:37:30 PM
I agree.  Great photo from Davos global-elite-fest last January.

Here's another.  Off-the-charts cringe.  She knows.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 12, 2019, 03:55:35 PM
Tonight she's on The Daily Show!   Activism Works!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on September 12, 2019, 05:02:44 PM
Who ist that lady next to Greta?

Thank you for posting what happens to Greta in the US. The media here don't say much about Greta in the USA.

That's Jane Goodall, google everything you can find about her, adding her to your life can only make you much more optimistic about humanity.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on September 12, 2019, 05:18:03 PM
I agree.  Great photo from Davos global-elite-fest last January.

Here's another.  Off-the-charts cringe.  She knows.

Thank you for posting what happens to Greta in the US. The media here don't say much about Greta in the USA.

Who ist that lady next to Greta?


Congrats you will be the first person ever on my ignore list since sometime around 2007.

i think you have nothing to offer here other than promoting the hate that divides us.

That by the way is a compliment to Neven who's super power has made this place the most trusted of all.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 12, 2019, 05:20:26 PM
That's Jane Goodall, google everything you can find about her, adding her to your life can only make you much more optimistic about humanity.
Thank you. I know Jane Goodall's work. But I could not realize her in that picture with Greta. Must be fun in NY for Greta since she likes to discuss with scientists - much better than small talk or such buzz.

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Neven on September 12, 2019, 06:55:51 PM
Tonight she's on The Daily Show!   Activism Works!

I really dislike that Trevor Noah guy, and I'm curious at all the feelgood PC BS he's going to vomit all over Greta. Can someone post a video later on?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 12, 2019, 08:06:53 PM
Greta Thunberg on The Daily Show.  About 9 minutes.

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ed6ma7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-greta-thunberg---inspiring-others-to-take-a-stand-against-climate-change---extended-interview (http://www.cc.com/video-clips/ed6ma7/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-greta-thunberg---inspiring-others-to-take-a-stand-against-climate-change---extended-interview)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: philopek on September 12, 2019, 11:03:43 PM
Just a great photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyBTToyXcAEHDBH?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Looks like the "Lady" that studied and lived with the Gorillas in the mist ;)

I think her name was Jane Goodall but I may err.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 13, 2019, 12:45:02 AM
Quite an impressive series of interviews... :) :D
Looks like the one with Trevor Noah was best (most crisp and fresh).  --- RRRRrrr Fffu'*! Perkele! The CC link does not serve video to Germany, and a YouTube copy is blocked likewise. Only on the FB page was a 4 minute snippet...

Here is Amy Goodman's long thing: (Second time after the one in Katowice - the other 2 videos.)
https://youtu.be/Dgi30Wy_V74



... Here she is, sitting silently, pondering how ridiculously ineffective that 15-day sailboat stunt was.... 
...
Ha!-HAAAaaaaaaaaahahahaha...

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Katowice (December 2018) interview Part 1:
https://youtu.be/0TYyBtb1PH4

Katowice interview Part 2, together with Kevin Anderson:
https://youtu.be/7ElUIm-bd9Y
"... and we don't want to be screwed." -- Greta

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: wili on September 13, 2019, 01:34:46 AM
Phil, Gorillas in the Mist is a book and then movie about Dian Fossey, another of Leakey's 'Trimates.' Jane Goodall studied chimps.

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 13, 2019, 02:38:00 AM
CBS This Morning:

https://youtu.be/BQ4rBLCpEeM
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: KiwiGriff on September 13, 2019, 03:22:29 AM
For an Aspie she copes with normies well.
I remember when I first read Desmond Morris "Man watching" and realized how much I miss in communication with normies . That epiphany happened long before I even knew what  asperger's  is and that I was one.
We Aspies don't do small talk it is mostly meaningless incomprehensible monkey chatter to us and very difficult to follow your thinking and read what you don't say in personal interactions.
It is not at all surprising to an  Aspie that Greta looks defensive when engaging with highly skilled social normies and comfortable when she is engaging with scientists.  We don't grok social chatter we do get and are comfortable with anyone who can impart knowledge in something that interests us. .
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 13, 2019, 07:51:04 AM
<snip>
Katowice (December 2018) interview Part 1:
Katowice interview Part 2, together with Kevin Anderson:
"... and we don't want to be screwed." -- Greta

Thank you for these links Florifulgurator. They were interesting to watch :).

Strangely and beautifully, I recognise a lot of arguments and acting upon them by Greta.
My very strong 'feeling' of justice (morality) and personal responsibility has made me go all the way to ZERO DIRECT EMISSIONS and move away from the civilisation interpretation of 'good life'. Live like people lived in the old days. And started my research in urban hermitage to find the reasons for civilisation and human behaviour.

I would expect all people like Greta and like me, to follow our paths. This is in general not what I observe.
Then again, I consciously never became a grown-up. Perhaps that is the distinction?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: NevB on September 13, 2019, 11:56:44 AM
Just a great photo

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DyBTToyXcAEHDBH?format=jpg&name=900x900)

Looks like the "Lady" that studied and lived with the Gorillas in the mist ;)

I think her name was Jane Goodall but I may err.


You are correct, that is Jane Goodall, she is also an absolutely wonderful person.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 13, 2019, 01:47:01 PM
CBS This Morning:


Greta:  “Not a hunger strike.”

Gotta love how Aspergers permits a quick correction to his quite ignorant statement, without concern for social niceties.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: philopek on September 13, 2019, 11:08:50 PM
Phil, Gorillas in the Mist is a book and then movie about Dian Fossey, another of Leakey's 'Trimates.' Jane Goodall studied chimps.

Thanks for putting things right.

While the Chimps, not Gorillas was a clear error.
The "mist" thing was a failed attempt of kidding, leaning to the movie,
should have added a "Winky" but then it was wrong either way ;) ;)


Glad I said I wasn't sure ;) ;)

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 14, 2019, 12:07:35 AM
CBS This Morning:


Greta:  “Not a hunger strike.”

Gotta love how Aspergers permits a quick correction to his quite ignorant statement, without concern for social niceties.

Another highlight of this interview: To shame those "who need shaming".

This is almost exactly what I'm saying since about as long as Greta is alive (but never got the "main caveat of violent communication" that short and crisp)... It needs a little (looking) school girl to get that across...

Use the technical term "Bullshit" more often, I say.  What the Very Serious People (Krugman) fear most is public Shame! Shame! Shame!
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Very_Serious_People
Climate denial should be as socially unacceptable as Auschwitz denial or as ridiculous as flat Earthism.

<edit Neven: Someone asked me to remove this video because it's misogynistic and sexually degrading, and therefore not suited in a thread about a young girl. I do not entirely agree because it's about shaming climate risk deniers and I don't know the context, as I don't watch GoT. But I do find GoT tasteless and stupid like other sadistic series as The Walking Dead and so on, and so that should be enough reasons all in all to remove the video. Martin has made his point.>

Shirley & Co - Shame Shame Shame
https://youtu.be/YEzQV75LDL0




Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 14, 2019, 01:55:57 AM
P.S.: Accidentally, Amy Goodman's interviews reveal who Greta's actual handler and donor of interview time is. Any guess? :) Conspiracy explained!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 14, 2019, 08:40:20 AM
To shame those "who need shaming".
...
It needs a little (looking) school girl to get that across...

Even Kant needed way more words to say that.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 14, 2019, 01:20:18 PM
P.S.: Accidentally, Amy Goodman's interviews reveal who Greta's actual handler and donor of interview time is. Any guess? :) Conspiracy explained!
Her litle sister? No. I did not get it. Please enlight me.
Next Friday also companies and grown ups start to join fff. Greta disrupts.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 14, 2019, 01:46:54 PM
New York City

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NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) 9/12/19, 12:54 PM
.@NYCSchools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent.
https://twitter.com/nycschools/status/1172191885928095744

Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) 9/12/19, 12:35 PM
.@NYCSchools will be sharing guidance with parents, educators and students on how students will be able to participate in next Friday’s events in the next few days. #ClimateStrike

NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) 9/12/19, 1:51 PM
We applaud our students when they raise their voices in a safe and respectful manner on issues that matter to them. Young people around the world are joining the #ClimateStrike this week—showing that student action will lead us forward.

NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) 9/12/19, 1:54 PM
We will share guidance with schools, and encourage class discussions about the impact of climate change, and the importance of civic engagement. #ClimateStrike
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 16, 2019, 01:52:45 AM
Please enlight me.
A radical climate scientist, of course. (Who else but radicals get interviews with Amy Goodman? (In that class Greta is one of the most radical!))  Perhaps govt funded. (Hint: certainly not Russian...).

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Martin G. notes: One of my best math exercise formulations :) Next: Greta in Hilbert space (*).

( * P.S.: Isn't she one of the cutest of deterministic Schrödinger cats? (And no, I'm not thinking of Botero... [~~]
https://jonathan-meynrath.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/look952.png

~~
(https://c8.alamy.com/comp/ENKMNH/woman-standing-by-mona-lisa-monalisa-painting-by-fernando-botero-at-ENKMNH.jpg)
)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 16, 2019, 08:37:27 AM
A radical climate scientist, of course.
(the "handler" of Greta, context above)
That is a no brainer. Greta follows science. Today realistic is often called radical. Probably because many people got used to be radically wrong. 
Perhaps govt funded. (Hint: certainly not Russian...).
I guess the Swedish government? No, she was demonstraiting against it... Swiss? I do not get your humor (just hoping it is humor, what I do not get).

That she is not a Russian spy and that Merkel was misunderstood Greta explained here (Poeple say such bullshit just to change subject away from climate crisis. Do not follow in wrong directions):   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzH1OuqvaAg
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 16, 2019, 09:17:45 AM
I do not get your humor (just hoping it is humor, what I do not get).

Same!

Quote
Dictionary

handler
/ˈhandlə/
noun: handler; plural noun: handlers
1.
a person who handles or deals with certain articles or commodities.
"a baggage handler"
a device which handles certain articles or substances.
"the company launched three telescopic handlers"
2.
a person who trains or has charge of an animal, in particular a police officer in charge of a dog.
3.
a person who trains or manages another person.
a person who trains and acts as second to a boxer.
a publicity agent.
a person who directs the activities of a spy or other freelance agent.

To those who call Greta a puppet of handlers, which definition of the word are you implying and for what reason?

In general, i have the impression the word is negatively connoted and i see it as a smear if used in the context of Greta.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 16, 2019, 10:33:28 AM
Thank you for that videolink and your defence of Greta, SATire.
And I also didn't get it.
I agree with you and blumenkraft. I get you both :) .
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 16, 2019, 03:23:18 PM
Please enlight me.
A radical climate scientist, of course. (Who else but radicals get interviews with Amy Goodman? (In that class Greta is one of the most radical!))  Perhaps govt funded. (Hint: certainly not Russian...).

-----------------------
Martin G. notes: One of my best math exercise formulations :) Next: Greta in Hilbert space (*).

( * P.S.: Isn't she one of the cutest of deterministic Schrödinger cats? (And no, I'm not thinking of Botero... [~~]
~~~ snippage


Please enlighten me too if you are making a joke of this for I understand not.  If you are being serious you are certainly only talking about yourself, so if that is the case, what you think you are saying fades to meaningless dribble.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 16, 2019, 03:29:24 PM
Misogyny, meet hypocrisy: Climate deniers go after AOC, Greta Thunberg with sexist attacks
https://cnnews9.com/2019/08/31/misogyny-meet-hypocrisy-climate-deniers-go-after-aoc-greta-thunberg-with-sexist-attacks-salon/
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 16, 2019, 05:03:46 PM
Climate deniers go after AOC, Greta Thunberg with sexist attacks

Why do i have to share a planet with such scumbags?

Must have been a very very evil worm in a former life...
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 16, 2019, 05:07:50 PM
Not just Greta:
Green with rage: Women climate change leaders face online attacks
https://theconversation.com/green-with-rage-women-climate-change-leaders-face-online-attacks-123155
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Women leaders who support climate action are being attacked online with increasing regularity. These attacks should be viewed as a problem not only for the planet, but also to the goals of achieving gender equality and more inclusive, democratic politics.

Teen activist Greta Thunberg takes her youth climate campaign to Washington
https://beta.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/09/13/teen-activist-greta-thunberg-takes-her-youth-climate-campaign-washington/
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Before her latest strike, in front of the White House on Friday, Thunberg sat for an interview with The Washington Post. She spoke about how the climate debate is different in the United States, whether she considers herself an optimist and how she approaches the criticism that has accompanied her meteoric rise over the past year.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 16, 2019, 05:52:50 PM
Correction Re: Greta's Handler

In my Post #99 on Sept. 1, I published a photo (first attached below) and hastily intimated that Greta had a "handler" present with her.  After further research, it is most likely that the woman to Greta's left is actually a fairly mature-looking 14-yr old Alexandria Villasenor and definitely not Greta's handler.  (See second attached photo below; Alexandria's wiki page.)  I regret this mistake.

That being said, I remain entirely vigilant to the persons, handlers and forces who would attempt to co-opt, control, and/or completely silence Greta's message.  People who drive 5 million USD sailboats are NOT the good guys.

So two more weeks of NYC excitement.   And then...?  Everybody stay frosty.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 16, 2019, 06:06:44 PM
Thank you for that great post ShortBrutishNasty :) .

Re: extremely intelligent 16 year olds. To understand, don't think of them as children, not in the sense of not being developed. They may not have yet our detail of certain understanding of culture but their view of reality is sharper than extremely intelligent grown-ups. They are not yet blinded by what grown-ups call 'normal' without thinking about it. These young humans are used to thinking and learning. Most grown-ups are not. This is a completely new situation and the grown-ups seem stuck in their non-learning ways.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 16, 2019, 06:10:21 PM
Greta Thunberg on the Climate Fight: “If We Can Save the Banks, Then We Can Save the World”
https://theintercept.com/2019/09/13/greta-thunberg-naomi-klein-climate/
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Thunberg and the many other amazing young organizers have been very clear that they do not want adults to pat them on the head and thank them for the hope infusion. They want us to join them and fight for the future alongside them. Because it is their right. And all of our duty.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: VaughnAn on September 16, 2019, 06:59:02 PM
Thank you for that great post ShortBrutishNasty :) .

Re: extremely intelligent 16 year olds. To understand, don't think of them as children, not in the sense of not being developed. They may not have yet our detail of certain understanding of culture but their view of reality is sharper than extremely intelligent grown-ups. They are not yet blinded by what grown-ups call 'normal' without thinking about it. These young humans are used to thinking and learning. Most grown-ups are not. This is a completely new situation and the grown-ups seem stuck in their non-learning ways.

If my memory serves me correctly, young children and others with certain abilities easily solve this test; many or most "normal" adults fail miserably.  Some people like Greta process information and provide much more viable solutions to problems that many "adults" have difficulty processing.  It's fun; try it a see how you do(answers below):
                            The Giraffe, Elephant, Refrigerator Logic Test

The following short quiz consists of 4 questions and will tell you whether you are qualified to be a professional. The questions are NOT that difficult.

1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference. All the animals attend.... except one. Which animal does not attend?
Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.
Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.
4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and you do not have a boat. How do you manage it?


Answers:


1.Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.
2. Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator? Wrong Answer.
Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.
3. Correct Answer: The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there. This tests your memory.
4. Correct Answer: You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.


*from cloversites. com
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 16, 2019, 07:09:08 PM
The question and answer to
"2. How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?"
doesn't imply
"The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there"

edit: and "a refrigerator" is not the same as "the refrigerator"

(my answer to 1. and 2. were "find a really large refrigerator with huge doors")
I guess that I don't quality as a professional  :-[   :-\

Apologies being off-topic.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 16, 2019, 07:11:45 PM
So two more weeks of NYC excitement.   And then...?  Everybody stay frosty.
Canada, Chile... Greta takes 1 year off for traveling. Thus no need for planes. And way better education than any school can provide.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 16, 2019, 07:16:09 PM
That being said, I remain entirely vigilant to the persons, handlers and forces who would attempt to co-opt, control, and/or completely silence Greta's message.  People who drive 5 million USD sailboats are NOT the good guys.

You keep saying handlers!

I have the impression you don't really understand what you are doing.

You are questioning the independence of Greta using this word, do you understand that? You are smearing her by doing so.

Sorry man, but your regret means dogshit until you stop talking about her like this.

This is not about a boat!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 16, 2019, 09:54:28 PM
Please enlighten me too
Greta's handler is the radical climate scientist Kevin Anderson. Somewhere in her interview Amy Goodman explains that Anderson urged Amy to give more time to Greta and not to him.

"Radical climate scientist" is of course joking.

(Sorry, I bet it's in the latest interview. Can't find the time of it right now. I re-listened yesterday to post it here - but then I forgot about it. Not in the mood to listen to the whole thing a 3rd time :) Later. First for the press conference posted here. Thanks for posting!)

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: zufall on September 16, 2019, 10:05:33 PM
In the video, GT explains that she frequently calls or texts several climate scientists, including Anderson, in order to ensure that she doesn't make factual errors, and that they always respond quickly. Which is of course not "handling" in the sense of directing someone. It's only logical.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 16, 2019, 10:16:10 PM
That being said, I remain entirely vigilant to the persons, handlers and forces who would attempt to co-opt, control, and/or completely silence Greta's message.
Her message is mostly science. How to control that? Granted, someone might give her stupid ideas about politics. But her's is a science and fact brain and she very much looks like she understands this danger.

Greta is the handler, from mom and dad to the sailboat folks. I might be more worried about Greta mis-handling someone else or the wrong people:

Quote
People who drive 5 million USD sailboats are NOT the good guys.
The bad ones would invest the millions into a mainstream sailboat. But this one was no boat for the decadent. The guys here are dedicated freaks. I would have done like Greta. Maybe she just said "Eff the nitpicking, lets have some adventure!"



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<edit Neven: Someone asked me to remove this video because it's misogynistic and sexually degrading, and therefore not suited in a thread about a young girl. I do not entirely agree because it's about shaming climate risk deniers and I don't know the context, as I don't watch GoT. But I do find GoT tasteless and stupid like other sadistic series as The Walking Dead and so on, and so that should be enough reasons all in all to remove the video. Martin has made his point.>
Yeah. Indeed. Sorry about that. (Should have tried harder to find a shorter less offensive snippet, or the satire ad - or just forget it.)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bligh8 on September 17, 2019, 06:11:43 PM
Brands Including Lush, Patagonia, and Outdoor Voices Are Joining Greta Thunberg in the Climate Strike 2019

Select quotes 

If you're joining the worldwide Climate Strike, which kicks off on September 20, some of your favorite brands and retailers may be striking right alongside you. The strike, which begins three days before the UN Climate Summit, is meant to call attention to the climate crisis and "demand climate justice for everyone." The Climate Strike will be taking place all over the world throughout the week and is led by inspiring young activists like Greta Thunberg who are concerned about the future of our environment.

Fast Company reports that Ben and Jerry's ice cream shops and their corporate office will be closed during the strike so their employees can join in, while Lush is temporarily closing its 250 stores in the United States and Canada in solidarity.

Patagonia wrote about the strike and the young activists leading the charge on its blog, The Cleanest Line. "The great climate strike that will take place around the world this Friday has its roots in the efforts of junior high and high school students, with more than a few elementary school students thrown in," wrote environmentalist and author Bill McKibben. "I’ve gotten to know many of them—not just Greta Thunberg, but also the young people on every continent who are carrying out the same noble work

Dozens of other brands are participating in the strikes, including Dr. Bronner's, Eileen Fisher, Opening Ceremony, Outdoor Voices, Seventh Generation, and Thinx, according to Fast Company. And the strike isn't limited to clothing stores and brands; digital companies like Tumblr and Imgur are participating too.

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/brands-joining-greta-thunberg-climate-strike-2019

bligh

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 17, 2019, 08:28:48 PM
Latest Amy Goodman interview:

Naomi Klein: Greta Thunberg Is a “Prophetic Voice” in Fight for Climate Justice

Renowned activist, author and professor Naomi Klein discusses the importance of youth voices, including 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, in communicating the urgency of the climate justice movement. Klein’s new book, “On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal,” addresses the necessity of structural change to combat rising global temperatures and climate injustices. Klein praises Greta for her “moral clarity” as one of many youth voices that “burst through the bureaucratic language with which we shield ourselves from the reality of the stakes, the extraordinary stakes, of our moment in history.”

https://youtu.be/4eiil4XoMJA

Transcript: https://www.democracynow.org/2019/9/17/naomi_klein_greta_thunberg_youth_activists

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Interesting tidbit: Who has most influence on the elderly conservative climate denier? Their teenage daughters.

Dangerous wörd: "prophetic". Meaning here: Having the charisma and moral depth and clarity of a prophet.
Here in Germany there was some fuss in March when a Greens politician called Greta a prophet:
https://www.kirche-duisburg.de/1739kanzelredekge.php
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 17, 2019, 11:08:06 PM
Finally the long version available in Germany:
https://www.facebook.com/thedailyshow/videos/635097820349768/UzpfSTEwMDAwMTQ0NTI2MTkzNzoyNTYyNjA2ODgwNDY0MTI5/
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 17, 2019, 11:14:37 PM
Brands Including Lush, Patagonia, and Outdoor Voices Are Joining Greta Thunberg in the Climate Strike 2019
This is very positive. Also here companies join Greta's Friday for Future - today 1800 companies committed to strike next Friday (including mine, but I will not disclose which): https://klima-streik.net/liste-der-unternehmen/

I want to cite Greta: "Activism works.",  "see you on the street."

September 20th is the next Friday.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 18, 2019, 01:38:08 AM
We're getting close, boys and girls!!!  Stay frosty!

From schools.nyc.gov:

Student Absences During Climate Strike on September 20, 2019

On Friday, September 20, students may decide to participate in the Climate Strike, a youth-organized event for action against climate change.

The Department of Education (DOE) will excuse absences of students participating in the Climate Strike on Friday 9/20, provided students have parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent. Here is additional important guidance:

Both partial and full day absences will be considered excused with parental permission.

There will be no disciplinary consequences for excused absences.

Elementary school students need to be signed out by parents or guardians if they wish to participate in the walkout.

Parents giving permission for their child to be absent should notify schools in the same manner they normally would based on the school’s established attendance protocol (e.g., in writing, by phone, etc.).

If a student is present for a portion of the day, they are considered present for the day and absent for any class periods not attended.

If a middle or high school student participates in the strike without parental permission, the student’s absence will not be excused.

If students leave school for a portion of the day without parental permission, their absence from the class periods they miss will be unexcused. 

Read more about attendance policies at the DOE.

Participation in the walkout is an individual decision, and we encourage your family to discuss your plans ahead of time.

Please contact your school with any questions about attendance protocol. You can find your child's school contact information by using Find a School.

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Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 18, 2019, 04:54:38 AM
Thanks ShortBrutishNasty.

I have full respect for and want to wish strength to the heroic participating young people without parental permission.
They will be disciplined while the others will not. Very unfair imo!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 18, 2019, 09:17:51 AM
I have full respect for and want to wish strength to the heroic participating young people without parental permission.
They will be disciplined while the others will not. Very unfair imo!
If you would have a daugther of that age you could know: Those uncooperative parents are going to face some serious activism at home soon. Gretas' superpower turns the kids into Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Veggies disciplining their nasty parents until they abstain from air planes, SUV and beef and find themselfs on the streets on Fridays, too  8)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on September 18, 2019, 09:57:44 AM
I guess those children could then be accused (by some) of being their parent's 'handlers' ? .. pc b.c.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 18, 2019, 12:48:53 PM
LOL
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 18, 2019, 01:54:14 PM
Wouldn’t it be great if Greta were a poster here?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Alexander555 on September 18, 2019, 02:13:46 PM
You know what is strange. That Greta makes me smile in the same way Trump does. And i hope i don't offend Greta, because they are different. But deep inside, they both make me smile a little. Some kind of nasty smile
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 18, 2019, 04:31:01 PM
OMG 🤦
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 18, 2019, 05:03:43 PM
Greta and I share another very important characteristic I think: We ignore group behaviour.

I can't really describe how that one characteristic makes such a big difference to you as a person. Observations and experience.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 18, 2019, 05:46:47 PM
Wouldn’t it be great if Greta were a poster here?

Imagine she would read SS-Alexanders comment. We have a word for that in German: "Fremdschämen". It describes the feeling when you are ashamed for the pathetic actions/statement of others.

We ignore group behaviour.

I know, but i would still feel this shame.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 18, 2019, 05:59:49 PM
In Dutch it is called "plaatsvervangende schaamte".

I don't have that shame but understand what you mean. But Greta is probably used to those utterings and can differentiate ;D.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 18, 2019, 06:05:38 PM
You got to love Dutch. It's the cutest language. :)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 18, 2019, 06:43:49 PM
And I missed speaking Dutch by one branch on the language tree!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 18, 2019, 08:10:36 PM
Climate activist Greta Thunberg used her superpower of shaming adults on Senate Democrats
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/9/17/20870760/greta-thunberg-climate-change-youth-strike-senate-democrats
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“Please save your praise, we don’t want it,” said Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swede who has become the most recognizable and influential face of the youth climate movement. “Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it. We don’t want to be invited to these kinds of meetings because, honestly, they don’t lead to anything.”
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: MyACIsDying on September 19, 2019, 05:59:16 PM
rboyd referred to the manufacturing of consent earlier, I'm guessing based on this article:
https://www.globalresearch.ca/saving-the-earth-or-saving-capitalism-the-inconvenient-truth-behind-todays-youth-climate-campaigns/5667343

I read the entire 5 acts of Cory Morningstars report and can see the point made quite clearly:
Greta is promoted by NGO's, run by the rich and promoting capitalist solutions (Green New Deal..)
I'm quite sure she wouldn't have become a superstar if it wasn't for their promotion.

Are those promoting NGO's handlers? Not really.. just opportunists I think.

But now the problem. Climate change is real, abrupt change even worse. We do need to take action, and most of what Greta says is good and in that line. However, the funding, the support of capitalist solutions is indeed not very helpful and I guess this is what Franzen was referring to in his piece.

Then there's the drive towards declaring an emergency. Earlier I caught up with Stephen West's Philosophize This podcast on Carl Schmitt... his main point being how liberal democracy will cause general apathy, make people sitting ducks for fascist takeovers, and requiring the government to upend the constitution by declaring emergencies whenever they need to action on  swift changes, essentially making it a dictatorship whenever needed in the end anyway.

I can well imagine that as the first part of Schmitt's theory is coming to fruition, the need for such emergency take-over becomes all the more pressing lest thing go out of control politically. Is Greta being used here?

To be clear: BAU is going to be deadly for sure, change needs to happen, but if our only leaders are $ & establishment approved spokespeople, is that right?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 19, 2019, 07:30:05 PM
Greta Thunberg is not alone
As she tours Washington, Thunberg proves she isn’t a lone voice but a messenger for a growing movement.
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Across the Atlantic, the diminutive but powerful teenager has used her skills of shaming adults to secure commitments from leaders in Britain, Germany, and the EU to accelerate efforts to decarbonize their countries. As part of her efforts to do the same in the US, she and other youth activists from groups including Zero Hour and the Global Alliance of Territorial Communities met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday and presented a set of demands, including a call to support a Green New Deal. Youth climate activists also met with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

“[Pelosi] was really very, very supportive of what we were asking her to do,” Zero Hour activist Anaiah Thomas. “Sometimes you feel like when you’re talking to politicians you feel like they don’t hear you, but the Speaker listened to us, she gave us time to respond.”

A Pelosi spokesman told Vox the speaker’s meeting with activists was lengthy and ran over the allotted time, as she wanted to hear from each of the 25 or so activists there.
...
While Thunberg met with former President Barack Obama, she did not meet with President Donald Trump, who is a climate denier, or other Republican leaders. Instead, Thunberg and others protested outside the White House. ...
https://www.vox.com/2019/9/19/20873043/greta-thunberg-climate-activism-washington-sunrise

Wonder if Fox News covered the protest.  That’s probably the only way Trump would happen to see it.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on September 19, 2019, 11:14:36 PM
Greta isn't trying to influence an American Presidential Election is she?
Don't tell the Feds or she could be sharing a cell with Ms. Butina! ;D


I'm sure her "handlers" have all the necessary lobbying certifications in place, but her henchman's Pro-Pelosi screed may well have upset both Republicans & Progressive Democrats. A comforting embrace by "Uncle Creepy" Joe Biden may be the price she'll have to pay. :P


Will she escape through our "Porous Southern Border" TM, or will she be held in one of The Trumpster's "Children's Detention Camps", where Republicans demonstrate that they are capable of raising children in an almost carbon neutral environment simply by locking them up and ignoring their cries when heating and cooling are not provided.


Foreigners holding protest movements outside the White House are sometimes dealt with rather harshly. Perhaps her cherubic good looks will protect her from those whose livelihood is derived from protecting the POTUS from enemies both foreign and domestic.
Terry ::)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 20, 2019, 02:54:35 AM
Greta Thunberg is not alone
As she tours Washington, Thunberg proves she isn’t a lone voice but a messenger for a growing movement.
Quote
...
Yeah. One of those impressively serious local kids was first mistaken for Greta's handler when she landed in New York :)
14-yr old Alexandria Villasenor


In the Congressional hearing she was with other great youth growing old over the climate catastrophe. The following complete video of that is seriously mistitled:
https://youtu.be/icKlNgLuqzU

It is tempting to suggest a poll:
 Who of those kids looks most "handled" to you?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 20, 2019, 07:15:44 PM
Another Guardian-produced 4-minute vid uploaded yesterday featuring Greta and George Monbiot:

Our house is on fire.  Are we getting any traction?  How's that School Strike today going??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0xUXo2zEY
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 20, 2019, 09:43:04 PM
Is this irony?

Poor kids in the Houston Independent School District were unable to participate in Greta's School Strike for Climate today (Sept 20) because of Imelda.  Maybe next Friday??

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/hisd-responds-to-criticism-for-not-closing-schools/285-8c372f4e-e968-458a-ad0f-e5fb21228dbd
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on September 20, 2019, 10:16:50 PM
Is this irony?

Poor kids in the Houston Independent School District were unable to participate in Greta's School Strike for Climate today (Sept 20) because of Imelda.  Maybe next Friday??

https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/hisd-responds-to-criticism-for-not-closing-schools/285-8c372f4e-e968-458a-ad0f-e5fb21228dbd (https://www.khou.com/article/news/local/hisd-responds-to-criticism-for-not-closing-schools/285-8c372f4e-e968-458a-ad0f-e5fb21228dbd)
At the very least the schools could have remained open for those that were protesting with their absence. :o
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 20, 2019, 11:49:16 PM
Students are fighting climate change, one TikTok video at a time
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-19/tiktok-youth-led-climate-activism-school-strike/11520474
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TikTok is popular because, for now, it requires a form of insider knowledge to understand. Dr Abidin calls it "silo social".

And that helps if you're trying to convince a very specific under-18 audience to get involved in environmental advocacy.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 20, 2019, 11:58:25 PM
Greta Thunberg Can't Stop Roasting Congress
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/kz43aw/greta-thunberg-cant-stop-roasting-congress
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“Just another perspective — I’m from Sweden. It’s a small country. And there, it is the same argument: ‘Why should we do anything? Just look at the U.S.,’ they say,” Thunberg said quietly, to laughs and applause. “So, just so you know, that is being used against you as well.”

and
Greta Thunberg to U.S. Congress on climate change: 'Wake up'
http://news.trust.org/item/20190918153244-4a87i/
Quote
She began with a pointed message before a U.S. congressional hearing: "I don't want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists."
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 21, 2019, 04:47:48 PM
Conor O'Neill (@conoraon) 9/20/19, 10:58 AM
The scale of what @GretaThunberg is achieving is genuinely incredible. This is her, sat alone outside the Swedish Parliament, Aug 2018 - the first school strike. Today she's spearheading a #ClimateStrike of millions of people, across 7 continents & 150+ countries. At 16. Legend!
https://twitter.com/conoraon/status/1175061653899096073
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 21, 2019, 10:17:53 PM
Why is Greta Thunberg so triggering for certain men?
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This shouldn’t need to be spelled out, but as some people don’t seem to have grasped it yet, we’ll give it a lash: Thunberg’s trip was an act of protest, not a sacred commandment or an instruction manual for the rest of us. Like all acts of protest, it was designed to be symbolic and provocative. For those who missed the point – and oh, how they missed the point – she retweeted someone else’s “friendly reminder” that: “You don’t need to spend two weeks on a boat to do your part to avert our climate emergency. You just need to do everything you can, with everyone you can, to change everything you can.”
https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/why-is-greta-thunberg-so-triggering-for-certain-men-1.4002264
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Alexander555 on September 21, 2019, 10:19:55 PM
Did it started like that ? With her only.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 21, 2019, 11:26:54 PM
Did it started like that ? With her only.
yes
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 23, 2019, 05:54:42 PM
https://www.bild.de/video/clip/greta-thunberg/gretas-brandrede-vor-der-un-reuters-64891876.bild.html
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 23, 2019, 06:23:10 PM
Bild.de? SATire how dare you?? :P
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 23, 2019, 07:11:07 PM
Bild.de? SATire how dare you?? :P
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on September 23, 2019, 07:13:08 PM
The times, they are changing...
Bild Features Gretas' emotional speach.

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 23, 2019, 07:13:58 PM
The times, they are changing...
Nope. Not in Germany. We now have the Klimapillepallekanzlerin Angela Merkel. (I haven't followed the Bild reporting on Greta and friends. Looks like this toilet paper had its best days. Who needs Bild when you have the Internets.)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 23, 2019, 07:27:28 PM
Copied from the ASLR thread:
While I concur with Thunberg's statement to the U.N., I am concerned that young people still have a way to go (a ways to go) before they fully understand the extent of betrayal of coming generations by current (& past) global decision makers:

Title: "Greta Thunberg to world leaders: "You are failing us" on climate change"

https://www.axios.com/climate-change-greta-thunberg-speech-un-873a3fd2-6288-4a89-9320-1e3cedb4566f.html

Extract: "Thunberg, who is usually not especially emotive when she talks, was uniquely emotional in this speech, notably tearing up and showing anger. "You are failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal," Thunberg said.

•   "We will not let you get away with this.""

This brought tears to my eyes. Strongly recommended. Her emotions are real.

"BREAKING: Greta Thunberg delivers impassioned plea to world leaders at the Climate Summit during the United Nations General Assembly." (4m31)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGVShq47C4o
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 23, 2019, 08:01:52 PM
Wow.

Looks like she has grown quite a bit in several respects since last year. (But me no expert. Never had much opportunity to watch a girl grow up - and this is quite a special specimen :) )

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P.S.:
Wow again. This look that says just one thing, "assholes!". No longer the little girl from Katowice.

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P.P.S.: Dr. h.c. Mars J.P. Florifulgurator sees considerable work of brain plasticity. Stuff like Asperger's can be worked out if the brain is offered some f-in opportunity of work-out. Too often grown-ups all around mess that up. Luckily Greta had two weeks on the Atlantic. Time, Space & Brainlard are relative.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 23, 2019, 10:27:36 PM
Greta sees the big ape in the zoo...
https://youtu.be/zmXOPrCr_F4
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on September 23, 2019, 11:23:36 PM
A line I wrote in 1979 ..

  '' we reap our vengeance
On the off-spring we no longer know or care
Daring them to argue with our false philosophy '' .

It feels like the tables have begun turning .

I love you Greta  :) .. b.c.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on September 23, 2019, 11:58:44 PM
Wow. 

While Greta let it hang out at the UN, the DC folks got into the action, too.

Color me surprised.

Let's see how long this plays out....

https://www.strikedc.org/

and

https://wtop.com/local/2019/09/shut-down-dc-climate-change-protest-could-disrupt-monday-morning-commute/
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: sidd on September 24, 2019, 07:02:07 AM
America's Finest News Source: USA perplexed by teen's distaste for apocalypse

"they were perplexed by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old who apparently has no desire to see the world end. "

"confusion reportedly shared by millions of Americans who recalled that during their own adolescence they had hated the world and everyone in it and had felt the end couldn’t come fast enough. "

https://www.theonion.com/nation-perplexed-by-16-year-old-who-doesn-t-want-world-1838374925

That cuts to the quick. I wonder how many people in the USA  wish for apocalypse because it's better that what they got.

sidd
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Pmt111500 on September 24, 2019, 12:25:14 PM
Knowing there are people who dislike Greta in Trumpistan, she'd do well to have bodyguards and some support from the intelligence community during her visit to the state.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: wili on September 24, 2019, 01:03:08 PM
And who's going to protect her from the 'intelligence community'?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/23/revealed-how-the-fbi-targeted-environmental-activists-in-domestic-terror-investigations
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Pmt111500 on September 24, 2019, 01:58:24 PM
And who's going to protect her from the 'intelligence community'?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/23/revealed-how-the-fbi-targeted-environmental-activists-in-domestic-terror-investigations

Yes, there might be a little problem
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 24, 2019, 05:49:16 PM
Greta Thunberg Evil-Eyeing Trump At UN Summit Is The Internet’s Hottest New GIF
If looks could kill, we’d be looking for a new president right now.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/greta-thunberg-donald-trump-un-climate-summit-stare_n_5d8947bce4b0d26946530b3b
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: gerontocrat on September 24, 2019, 07:23:33 PM
America's Finest News Source: USA perplexed by teen's distaste for apocalypse

"they were perplexed by Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old who apparently has no desire to see the world end. "

"confusion reportedly shared by millions of Americans who recalled that during their own adolescence they had hated the world and everyone in it and had felt the end couldn’t come fast enough. "

https://www.theonion.com/nation-perplexed-by-16-year-old-who-doesn-t-want-world-1838374925

That cuts to the quick. I wonder how many people in the USA  wish for apocalypse because it's better that what they got.

sidd
they had hated the world and everyone in it and had felt the end couldn’t come fast enough.

I thought I was in my 2nd childhood - and now I know I have been a stroppy teenager all my life.

And I've just proved it, making this thread all about me, me, me
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 24, 2019, 08:32:39 PM
“Listen to the Kids”: Millions Turn Out for Global Climate Strike
https://therevelator.org/climate-strike-photos/
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In August 2018 Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg stood alone outside the Swedish parliament with a sign that said “Skolstrejk för klimatet.” On Friday 4 million people across the world joined her and walked out of their schools, jobs and homes and into the streets for a global Climate Strike.

New York, which hosted Thunberg, saw an estimated 250,000 show up. “If you belong to that small group of people who feel threatened by us, we have some very bad news for you, because this is only the beginning,” Thunberg told the crowd.

'We See Your Greed': Global Climate Strike Draws Millions Demanding Action
https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20092019/we-see-your-greed-global-climate-strike-draws-millions-young-people-demanding-action
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Millions of young people took to the world's cities Friday, flooding streets, blocking traffic and skipping school to take part in what is believed to be the biggest global climate protest in history.

The Youth Climate Strike drew potentially record crowds in several cities. In Australia, nearly 200,000 people protested in Melbourne and Sydney. Hundreds of thousands more—in Islamabad, Nairobi, Berlin, London, La Paz, New York, and as many as 1,500 other cities on every continent—joined in a global plea for elected leaders and governments to take action on the climate crisis.

Greta Thunberg’s speech on climate change: ‘How dare you?’
https://www.al.com/news/2019/09/greta-thunbergs-speech-on-climate-change-how-dare-you.html
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"This is all wrong," said Thunberg, who was visibly emotional as she spoke on a panel at a U.N. climate summit Monday. With tears in her eyes and her face flushed, the 16-year-old activist - who began skipping school in her native Sweden a year ago to protest inaction on climate change - chastised the world leaders who had gathered in New York.

Why Greta Makes Adults Uncomfortable
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/09/why-greta-wins/598612/
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Last week I had the chance to meet the girl behind the image. She is, thankfully, still a person. And she is even more than that: She’s a teenager.

In fact, I think her extreme teenager-ness may be key to her influence. 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 25, 2019, 02:01:45 AM
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George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) 9/24/19, 3:08 PM
Trump tweeted, with his usual sneering nastiness, that Greta Thunberg seems like "a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future." So she changed her Twitter profile to this.

I am, as the kids say, "deceased" over this.
https://twitter.com/georgetakei/status/1176574146358255624
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 25, 2019, 06:16:28 PM
You know the people who really impress me? The adults who take off work and sacrifice eight hours wages for this cause, even more than the ones who are kids who get permission slips from their parents.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on September 25, 2019, 08:45:06 PM
You know the people who really impress me? The adults who take off work and sacrifice eight hours wages for this cause, even more than the ones who are kids who get permission slips from their parents.
Well, I have enough overtime to get from time to time a free afternoon without having to go on the holidays account.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: sidd on September 26, 2019, 12:32:23 AM
America's Finest News Source: Democrats sympathize with Thunberg

“Yet again, we have seen the cruel and vindictive nature of a president who thinks it’s acceptable to hurl schoolyard taunts at this wonderful young woman instead of acting very interested in what she has to say and then doing nothing whatsoever about it,”

"the next time you want to speak to leaders who could benefit from being associated with climate activism, the Democratic party is here for you as long as the cameras are rolling and not a second longer."

https://politics.theonion.com/democrats-criticize-trump-for-attacking-greta-thunberg-1838410351

sidd
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on September 26, 2019, 01:07:34 AM
^^
They'll even smile during the obligatory photo op. :)
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 26, 2019, 09:05:12 PM
 ;D Spot on! ;D

"Children acting like adults can make adults act like children..."
Quote
Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) 9/26/19, 7:10 AM
THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE:
For adults angry at a child.
https://twitter.com/markhumphries/status/1177178666402365440
“Because when it comes to climate change, we all know she’s the real problem.”
2 minute video at the link.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 26, 2019, 09:13:03 PM
That video is amazing. Thanks for sharing, Sigmetnow!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on September 28, 2019, 01:56:11 AM
Listen to the Children - Severn Cullis-Suzuki's famous speech on the environment (1992)

This is from 1992, a child's speech to the UN on the environment in Rio. Sounds a lot like Greta. The adults listened and then went off and made things much worse (apart from "fixing" the ozone hole).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=JGdS8ts63Ck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=JGdS8ts63Ck)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: TerryM on September 28, 2019, 03:54:13 AM
^^
I'd been wondering if anyone remembered Suzuki's daughter lecturing the UN when she was 12 or so.
Made a few waves, but was pretty much forgotten by the time Greta reprised it.
Terry
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Juan C. García on September 28, 2019, 05:10:41 AM
Now that we are remembering children defending the environment, I am always impressed by this video, made especially for the Paris Agreement (a lot like Greta):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtQyg1l3p9g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtQyg1l3p9g)

Going back on topic...
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 28, 2019, 06:37:53 AM
Thank you for sharing that Juan.
From the short video:

"Why not"?     "What are you afraid of"?        Some of the most difficult questions to answer for our 'leaders'.

Trying to answer these questions is going to give them a hell of a lot of stress and headscratching, because, they must think of themselves as 'sane'. But there are absolutely no sane answers to those questions.

Their brains hold strong contradicting believes.
Can cognitive dissonances grow so bad that they'll explode your head?

They have to come to the conclusion that they are 'not sane' at all, or keep on lying.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 28, 2019, 07:33:54 AM
A beautiful short compilation of Greta's actions:
Everytime I watch and hear her words and emotions, I get emotional myself. Holding back the tears.

(found in https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/27/greta-thunberg-justin-trudeau-meeting-climate-strikes)

(2m05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKTQW5i9_p8
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 28, 2019, 02:22:39 PM
Greta a climate debate tipping point?

Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy with Bill Maher:
https://youtu.be/NU0AzQemcYU
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on September 28, 2019, 02:42:48 PM
Quote
Regina McCarthy (born May 3, 1954) is an American environmental health and air quality expert who served as the 13th Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2013 to 2017

...becoming the face of Obama's global warming and climate change initiative.

...

Link >> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gina_McCarthy

But:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c2/US_oil_exports.png)


Perhaps she should have done something about it while in office?

What is the purpose of these people now sitting in talkshows other than asking them why they did nothing?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Florifulgurator on September 28, 2019, 02:44:39 PM
;D Spot on! ;D

"Children acting like adults can make adults act like children..."
Quote
Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) 9/26/19, 7:10 AM
THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE:
For adults angry at a child.
https://twitter.com/markhumphries/status/1177178666402365440
“Because when it comes to climate change, we all know she’s the real problem.”
2 minute video at the link.

Yeah. I said it some time ago.
That's why there's some hope that Gina McCarthy is right about the climate debate tipping point: Greta is a wonderful tool to sort out the fools and psychopaths.

It's my theory (*) that Homo S Sapiens is undergoing a cultural evolutionary split into Homo Sapiens Erectus and Homo Sapiens Trumpensis. Perhaps Greta is a condensation nucleus in this evolutionary process.


Samatha Bee on Greta the scarecrow of grownups:
https://youtu.be/75UUiYUx1Fo
"And if you ever forgive us for failing you, I'll never forgive you."


----------------------------------
(*) Apropos "spot on" (2:12 ff.)
https://youtu.be/Xs7r5xfucPs
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 29, 2019, 08:47:27 AM
Since this beautiful Guardian video is about young people, I put it here.

(3m09)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InjnRLYgzq8
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: oren on September 29, 2019, 09:50:03 AM
Quote
Greta a climate debate tipping point?
I have never seen so many articles on climate change and associated topics, as I see now. She has certainly tipped the scales. Will it help? I certainly hope so, though the old and greedy people's inertia is very strong.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on September 29, 2019, 10:43:19 AM
Quote
Greta a climate debate tipping point?
I have never seen so many articles on climate change and associated topics, as I see now. She has certainly tipped the scales. Will it help? I certainly hope so, though the old and greedy people's inertia is very strong.
I'm worried that it might only support greenBAU, excepted if people would really start to reduce their consumption, but I don't feel that many people get the point.

"If you don't know how to fix it, please stop breaking it." That's from Severn Cullis Suzuki, 12 years old at the Earth Summit, 1992 in Rio. Thanks to Terry for giving the info.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on September 29, 2019, 09:12:46 PM
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Greta a climate debate tipping point?
I have never seen so many articles on climate change and associated topics, as I see now. She has certainly tipped the scales. Will it help? I certainly hope so, though the old and greedy people's inertia is very strong.
I'm worried that it might only support greenBAU, excepted if people would really start to reduce their consumption, but I don't feel that many people get the point.

"If you don't know how to fix it, please stop breaking it." That's from Severn Cullis Suzuki, 12 years old at the Earth Summit, 1992 in Rio. Thanks to Terry for giving the info.

I think that you have a very good point. GreenBAU can also include massive geo-engineering such as Solar Radiation Management, and massive industrial scale efforts to "recycle" emitted carbon dioxide - all good profitable opportunities. "Saving the Planet" can take many forms. This is the worry that I have about Extinction Rebellion, they end up supplying the overlying narrative for further industrializing the planet rather than propose solutions. "Just fix it" may be ambiguous enough for a "big tent" movement, but can then be used by economic elites for their own beneficial (and incredibly risky) answers. Anything but actually reducing elite consumption and wealth.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 30, 2019, 02:12:43 AM
Schwarzenegger arranged for Thunberg to have a Tesla Model 3 at her disposal as she made her way from the United States to a climate rally in Montreal, ensuring that she could get around in as environmentally friendly a way as possible.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Sent Greta Thunberg an Electric Car
https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/amp29279061/arnold-schwarzenegger-greta-thunberg-tesla/
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on September 30, 2019, 04:44:05 AM
A Yacht built for a Rothschild and now earned by the Grimaldi family dynasty (the Grimaldis that have ruled Monaco since the 14th century and are worth about $1 billion), a Tesla from Schwarzenegger (worth about $400 million), Greta is certainly blessed with elite connections. Pure hypocrisy for the elites, given their massive personal consumption and wealth all dependent on fossil fuels. No real change comes from such elite supported "revolutionaries".
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: bluice on September 30, 2019, 06:06:28 AM
A Yacht built for a Rothschild and now earned by the Grimaldi family dynasty (the Grimaldis that have ruled Monaco since the 14th century and are worth about $1 billion), a Tesla from Schwarzenegger (worth about $400 million), Greta is certainly blessed with elite connections. Pure hypocrisy for the elites, given their massive personal consumption and wealth all dependent on fossil fuels. No real change comes from such elite supported "revolutionaries".
The optimist in me likes to think these rich and powerful folks want to jump Greta’s bandwagon because they like her message and they see her as a potential catalyst for change.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 30, 2019, 06:49:56 AM
Good old Arnold isn't such a bad guy I think. A bit smarter than the rest but he is caught in the groupbehaviour of the very rich and powerful and addicted to being affluent. Is he honest? Difficult to see.
I liked this interview from 28 may:
(16m05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkOdMRUQkN8
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on September 30, 2019, 07:19:01 AM
A Yacht built for a Rothschild and now earned by the Grimaldi family dynasty (the Grimaldis that have ruled Monaco since the 14th century and are worth about $1 billion), a Tesla from Schwarzenegger (worth about $400 million), Greta is certainly blessed with elite connections. Pure hypocrisy for the elites, given their massive personal consumption and wealth all dependent on fossil fuels. No real change comes from such elite supported "revolutionaries".
The optimist in me likes to think these rich and powerful folks want to jump Greta’s bandwagon because they like her message and they see her as a potential catalyst for change.

Greta is in a feel good video pushing "natural climate solutions" which is really the "natural capital solutions" with a more cuddly name - i.e. the privatization of nature and the failed REDD (polluters buy carbon offsets rather than actually cut emissions, usually on highly questionable sequestration claims) on steroids in the name of ecosystem services to be implemented at the upcoming 2020 UN conference on Biodiversity.

This is the "Extinction Revolution"?, you (and Greta unfortunately) are being played by the elites. Its the classic redirection of popular energy into meaningless avenues, or even into ones that benefit those elites. Lots of money to be made in ecosystem services, and lots of opportunities for the greenwashing of big polluters. Also, lots of possibilities for throwing poor people of their lands in the name of "saving forests" and conservation.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/greta-thunberg-we-are-ignoring-natural-climate-solutions (https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/greta-thunberg-we-are-ignoring-natural-climate-solutions)

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 30, 2019, 08:32:21 AM
^^
Nice short video, together with George Monbiot, whom I trust.

In my view, they don't lauch the solution (planting trees) but the first step; a path to a solution. Planting trees means going outside and meeting other people. Outside in the fields sharing the work and cooperating, getting 'dirty'. This has an enormous potential for social reconnection and shared wisdom and knowledge. To go outside of your groups, your 'comfortzone'. To meet people different from you and unite. When that happens, the chance to get meaningful change increases considerably.

Because of my observations of current civilisation, I doubt that humans still have the ability to reconnect, to unite. There seems to be in general no survival instinct, no mother instinct, strong egocentric behaviour and very low morality and empathy. I wish I were wrong.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: sidd on September 30, 2019, 09:21:28 AM
"Planting trees means going outside and meeting other people. Outside in the fields sharing the work and cooperating, getting 'dirty'. This has an enormous potential for social reconnection and shared wisdom and knowledge. "

Absolutely. I have planted thousands of threes in my life, many in cooperation with my neighbours, but many with people i met then for the first time. In all kindsa weather and from all walks of life. Amazing what you learn.

Just go out and talk to your neighbours is a good start. Research your local terrain, judge what is to come, and plant a tree or a hundred with your neighbours. Some of them might be, (gasp!) Trump supporters. And who knows, (heaven forfend) you might like some.

There are local restoration groups all over the place. Work with them, If there isn't one in your neighbourhood, start one. Put your signs up with the local "Lost Cats" and "Yard Sale" signs. Allah willing, you might make a friend or a dozen, find a lost cat or three. And plant a buncha trees or a rain garden or a windbreak.

sidd

Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SteveMDFP on September 30, 2019, 02:32:34 PM
  No real change comes from such elite supported "revolutionaries".

I don't think that what history tells us.  It's been common for individuals who are catalysts for social change to often often had wealthy patrons.  Marx was supported by Engels.  Gandhi had wealthy patrons.  Buddha and his followers had wealthy patrons.  The Peasant's Revolt in England had members of the aristocracy involved.

To be sure, no such individuals who catalyzed change were supported by the powerful classes as a whole.  But there are enlightened, selfless individuals among all classes of society.  We shouldn't pigeon-hole all poor individuals as the being the same, neither should be pigeon-hole the wealthy.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 30, 2019, 05:37:42 PM
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We shouldn't pigeon-hole all poor individuals as the being the same, neither should be pigeon-hole the wealthy.

I agree, but there is this thing about personal responsibility. The part of the wealthy that has consumerist behaviour. In reality all the wealthy are not sharing and they have on average bad behaviour concerning the climate- and biocollapse- crises.
Cognitive dissonance, is that OK? Shame? Guilt? What do you think?

Edit: By wealthy I mean very rich. The worldview of the rich people changes the higher they get on the hierarchy ladder. Picking up supremacy on the way up. Wanting to belong to the 'better' and 'higher' groups.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 30, 2019, 05:55:44 PM
• We need new, clean, more-energy-efficient tech to replace the dirty, inefficient fossil fuel tech we grew up on.
• New tech is more expensive than old tech.
• Someone has to pay more for the first new products, until its usefulness is proven, mass production catches up and prices become more affordable.
• Disparaging the “rich” and the “elite” for helping make new clean tech financially viable for the companies — which will eventually lead to mass production with lower costs, making the new clean tech affordable for the non-rich — is hypocritical.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on September 30, 2019, 06:34:06 PM
<snip>
• New tech is more expensive than old tech.

Let's go to old tech then. Tech from before FF. Emissions problem solved. I'm serious :) .
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Tom_Mazanec on September 30, 2019, 06:37:28 PM
<snip>
• New tech is more expensive than old tech.

Let's go to old tech then. Tech from before FF. Emissions problem solved. I'm serious :) .

Of course the world population was about 10% of the present value then.
Want to bet you will be one of the surviving 10%?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SteveMDFP on September 30, 2019, 07:33:29 PM
<snip>
We shouldn't pigeon-hole all poor individuals as the being the same, neither should be pigeon-hole the wealthy.

I agree, but there is this thing about personal responsibility. The part of the wealthy that has consumerist behaviour. In reality all the wealthy are not sharing and they have on average bad behaviour concerning the climate- and biocollapse- crises.
Cognitive dissonance, is that OK? Shame? Guilt? What do you think?

Edit: By wealthy I mean very rich. The worldview of the rich people changes the higher they get on the hierarchy ladder. Picking up supremacy on the way up. Wanting to belong to the 'better' and 'higher' groups.

What poor person doesn't want to be less poor?  What middle class person doesn't want to be upper-middle class?  It's like that all the way up and down the spectrum.

I've lived among the Ivy League set and the homeless.  They're more alike than different, in many respects.  They certainly share an ignorance of and disdain for people at the opposite end of the socio-economic spectrum.

I think individuals who amass wealth approach the task much as a video game addict approaches reaching the next level on Call of Duty.  Having this kind of demanding focus doesn't tell you much about what they're like like when they're not playing their game.

I think individuals born into wealth are also diverse.  Do remember that the offspring of John D. Rockefeller divested from fossil fuels.  Being rich, even ungodly rich, does not imply a disregard for doing the right thing.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on September 30, 2019, 09:47:38 PM
Protest.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: wili on September 30, 2019, 09:59:51 PM
Steve writes: "We shouldn't pigeon-hole all poor individuals as the being the same..."

But then immediately turns around and pigeon-holes every poor person as being the same: "What poor person doesn't want to be less poor? "

WTF?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SteveMDFP on September 30, 2019, 10:02:08 PM
Steve writes: "We shouldn't pigeon-hole all poor individuals as the being the same..."

But then immediately turns around and pigeon-holes every poor person as being the same: "What poor person doesn't want to be less poor? "

WTF?

The question isn't rhetorical, the answer is "most, not all."  Same for the other points on the socio-economic spectrum.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 08, 2019, 02:25:14 AM
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Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) 10/7/19, 5:49 PM
One year ago, Greta Thunberg began a one-person school strike.
This week, she will likely win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Her message to world leaders is really a message to all of us: "Change is coming whether you like it or not."
smh.com.au/world/europe/g…
https://twitter.com/ericholthaus/status/1181325614315429888

Greta Thunberg credited with influencing outcome of Austrian election
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Vienna: Two days after rallying 7 million protesters across the world by invoking the threat of climate change, Greta Thunberg was credited for motivating voters to redraw the political landscape in Austria.

After being frozen out of parliament just two years ago, the Alpine country's Greens unexpectedly tripled their support in Sunday's election to win 14 per cent of the vote, according to preliminary projections. The result sets up the group as a viable coalition partner for Sebastian Kurz's People's Party and shows how environmental concerns are moving to the top of the political agenda in Europe. ...
https://www.smh.com.au/world/europe/greta-thunberg-effect-blamed-for-surprise-austrian-election-result-20190930-p52w86.html
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 09, 2019, 02:50:16 AM
Greta Thunberg Heads to Standing Rock to Support Indigenous Activists
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Thunberg arrived in the U.S. in August and has since toured the country and Canada. On Sunday, she joined Iron Eyes on a panel on the climate crisis hosted by the Lakota People’s Law Project at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where Iron Eyes lives. Thunberg will be speaking on another panel Tuesday at Standing Rock in North Dakota, the site of a seminal 2016 protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Welcoming a blue-eyed European to lands that many Native Americans in the region consider sacred is no little thing. These lands were pillaged and destroyed by people who looked like Thunberg, and there’s a long history of continued racism perpetrated on tribes by white Americans. Few white folks are received with such love and gratitude as what Thunberg has seen.
...
First of all, Thunberg is a child. And homegirl is out here doing more than plenty of adults in the climate space. She’s a kid willing to say whatever she wants to whomever she wants (such as calling out the elite at the World Economic Forum for their role in the climate crisis in January 2019). Thunberg can get away with such bold statements, in part, because she’s this seemingly innocent-looking, blue-eyed white girl. But the teen has been clear about using her privilege to provide support and allyship to her fellow youth of color who are not media darlings. ...
https://earther.gizmodo.com/greta-thunberg-heads-to-standing-rock-to-support-indige-1838873376
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 09, 2019, 03:11:39 AM
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Matthew (@TorbsTalks) 10/6/19, 8:17 AM
It has been brought to my attention that @FatboySlim has mixed @GretaThunberg’s speech into “right here, right now” and it’s incredible
https://twitter.com/torbstalks/status/1180819459382169600
95-second concert-audience video at the link.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Bruce Steele on October 09, 2019, 03:30:19 AM
Sig, I don’t know fat boy slim but that was quite the video !  A lot of angst though , careful with that.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on October 15, 2019, 08:48:42 PM
https://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/greta-thunberg-in-exclusive-interview-the-election-of-trump-was-a-turning-point-for-the-climate-movement/
Longer interview by Swedish newspaper
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Sigmetnow on October 30, 2019, 01:46:45 AM
Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg was awarded the 2019 Nordic Council Environment Prize, but she won't be accepting it.

Thunberg said on Instagram on Tuesday that she received the award but declined to accept it because "the climate movement does not need any more awards."

https://www.cnn.com/2019/10/29/world/greta-thunberg-nordic-award-decline-trnd/index.html
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: Neven on October 30, 2019, 07:50:05 AM
That's the right spirit. I would have loved for her to reject the Nobel Peace Prize.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on October 30, 2019, 06:22:45 PM
Genius reply!  :D
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: SATire on November 01, 2019, 07:47:41 PM
Since COP25 is moved from Chile to Madrid (Spain) Greta finds herself on the wrong side of the Atlantic and wants to sail back:

"As #COP25 has officially been moved from Santiago to Madrid I’ll need some help.
It turns out I’ve traveled half around the world, the wrong way:)
Now I need to find a way to cross the Atlantic in November... If anyone could help me find transport I would be so grateful.!

 https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1190290034131267591  (https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1190290034131267591)

Life is strange sometimes. But what an interesting and educational life she has. Good luck and some fun, Greta.

Edit - I am so wrong as she explained later in that tweet: "I’m so sorry I’ll not be able to visit South and Central America this time, I was so looking forward to this. But this is of course not about me, my experiences or where I wish to travel. We’re in a climate and ecological emergency.
I send my support to the people in Chile."

Just hope the storm season will not harm her.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: rboyd on November 06, 2019, 02:32:29 AM
I was working on a paper on climate change with the senior climate lawyer for a given country and they saw no issue with flying themselves and up to 20 others to climate meetings in places like Fiji etc. Stunning intentional ignorance. I bet they fly business class given the distance to be travelled.

Greta should just stay where she is and use Skype, during which she should lambast all the physical COP25 attendees as complete hypocrites (she could borrow a few points from Kevin Anderson). Of course she could have done that rather than take that billionaire's racing yacht across the Atlantic.

Or grab a ride on Air Force One if Trump is going to Europe and act pissed all the way across while sharing via twitter and instagram.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: be cause on November 06, 2019, 02:37:30 AM
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHh :)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: oren on November 06, 2019, 07:50:47 AM
Greta should this and Greta should that. And yet she has 100 times the impact of other climate activists, so perhaps she is doing something right??
Ah yes I forgot, she is co-opted.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: KiwiGriff on November 06, 2019, 09:10:53 AM
Greta is having more impact than a few thousand political suits and overrated celebs going to yet another international wank feast where they talk for days and achieve nothing besides another thousand page toothless document of intent.

Greta has made us all take notice.

She has personally shifted the Overton window towards  doing something among hundreds of thousands of future voters . Many of the kids she has inspired will be voting towards action on AGW next election in your country as well as mine.

Greta takes AGW seriously and attempts to limit her carbon impact as much as humanly possible.
As such she has the right to fly, drive,sail  or whatever else she thinks she needs to do to achieve her goals .
Those that don't like it should get of their fat arses and achieve as much as she has .
Until they have they should shut the fuck up.

Excuse the swearing sometimes blunt truths need blunt language.

 
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: philopek on November 06, 2019, 09:27:34 PM


Excuse the swearing sometimes blunt truths need blunt language.

Or blunt brainwashed and wishful thinkers ignorance.

Where I agree is that anything that is shaking people out of their comfort zone is good and NOT bad but as to the rest, it's a hypocrite hype and in about ten years she will be remembered as a person with good intentions and trying her best but abused by a hypocrite system and eventually muted or worse.

She is totally ok but the hype and abuse of that child and into what it will be resulting is NOT.

Unfortunately this kind of thing, if not understood by the average people, can only be confirmed in the aftermath when it's way too late.

I don't expect that you would remember my or rboyds words, hence will get back to you once things have happened (or not happened in this case) just that it will look like being righteous, but so what.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: ShortBrutishNasty on November 08, 2019, 12:04:25 AM
Since we're exactly three weeks away from that most savage spectacle of raw American consumption, how about some shopping commentary? Maybe some words about makeup, clothing and fashion?

1. GQ dressed Greta up so nice for the October mag cover and interview (see pic below.)  I wonder how long it took her to rip off that petticoat afterwards?  How did she get punked like that?  The article ends with a big dose of hopium that we have "8 or 9 years left of BAU." 

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/men-of-the-year/article/greta-thunberg-interview

2. Greta also made the cover of Glamour in October, but to their credit--you only saw Greta from the neck up--there wasn't a speck of makeup and you didn't see any of Greta's secondhand clothing.  Sadly and as expected, the accompanying lightweight article conveyed no sense of urgency.  Whose house is on fire?

https://www.glamour.com/story/women-of-the-year-2019-greta-thunberg

3. Upthread (#130, Sept 12th), Amy Goodman interviews Greta on Democracy Now.  At 17:02, Greta uses the term "stop-shop" twice and I don't think Goodman was prepared for that:  Greta does not buy new clothes.  So Goodman briefly paid lip service to the concept but quickly got the conversation steered back to Greta's veganism and how Greta travels around.

Let's go shopping!
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on November 10, 2019, 10:20:24 PM
Weird youth these days. They find so many things embarrassing. I don't know what to think about it, but a high school teacher told us that the teens she teaches said that they found embarrassing that Greta almost cried when speaking at the UN, and how she said "how dare you". In another context, we had a meeting with a teacher and my son was always hitting my wife under the table because he found embarrassing what she was saying. A third context, my sons find both embarrassing when I speak a little bit louder in a shop to call them to come or because I want to show them something.  Looks like we have a new generation that is scared not to behave according to standard models.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: kassy on November 11, 2019, 12:45:39 AM
Explain to them that you are just talking in upper caps at the shop.

The first one might also show that they are uncomfortable with emotions or talking about them in class. Last century that was also true but we never really spoke about those in class.


Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on November 11, 2019, 06:55:40 AM
I believe that as a teenager, I would have found that she had a lot of courage. Just like I would be happy that my parents would say the truth to a teacher. If this is seen as embarrassing, it probably means that they don't get support of peers when they try to get things right. One of the teachers really doesn't behave in an acceptable way, for example when one asks a stupid question, he could wonder if the teen's parents took drugs during pregnancy.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on November 11, 2019, 08:11:44 AM
Weird youth these days. They find so many things embarrassing. I don't know what to think about it, but a high school teacher told us that the teens she teaches said that they found embarrassing that Greta almost cried when speaking at the UN, and how she said "how dare you". In another context, we had a meeting with a teacher and my son was always hitting my wife under the table because he found embarrassing what she was saying. A third context, my sons find both embarrassing when I speak a little bit louder in a shop to call them to come or because I want to show them something.  Looks like we have a new generation that is scared not to behave according to standard models.

That's an interesting observation etienne :).

I think they are afraid of the outside, of the real world with real people because they have lived a far too abstract life through Internet & videogames & TV. Always inwards without real life contact. Almost no non-verbal communication skills.
I observe the same symptom when waiting at a busstop, I see teenagers trying not to look at each other and keep checking their smartphones. Uneasy, insecure and non-social. Addiction, dependence and fear. They only feel save and at ease when isolated from the outside world and inside their computer generated abstract worlds it seems to me.

Not all teenagers are like this (e.g. Greta Thunberg) but the majority is, I think. It would be good if they would join XR and make some real life meaningful contact outside of their groups/comfort-bubbles.

I looks to me that they also find it very difficult to look other people in the eye. Have you observed that in the young humans you parent?
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: etienne on November 11, 2019, 07:52:42 PM
I looks to me that they also find it very difficult to look other people in the eye. Have you observed that in the young humans you parent?
I have never observed this, but we live in an area where most parents only provided a lumited screen time at least to kids under 10 years old, and this was a great help for our parental work.

What I have observed is that their friends come and leave without saying hello or goodbye to us parents, even if they stayed overnight, but I never thought it could be because they feel insecure.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on November 12, 2019, 05:09:56 PM
We are living in a world of change. Adults can't guide the kids through this. We don't know the internet, it's too new and ever-changing. It's a whole new cultural technique we have to learn as humanity as a whole. And then climate change. We know nothing. We can only assume.

The kids feel that. No fucking wonder they are insecure.

It's time to listen to the kids for once. Let's be insecure together.
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: nanning on November 12, 2019, 06:33:49 PM
Thanks :).
(I mean insecure in the context of being deep inside an abstract world (social media, TV, games), alone, for a large amount of time at a (very) young age, and therefore a bit alien (insecure) to the general outside; to humans outside of  known groups. Very low non-verbal communication skills can make you insecure. By not being able to 'read' others.)
Title: Re: Greta Thunberg's Atlantic crossing
Post by: blumenkraft on November 12, 2019, 06:39:38 PM
I mean insecure in the context of being deep inside an abstract world (social media, TV, games)

Yes, me too. :)