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Septuagenarian wrote: Jul 10th, 2021, 10:30 am "Greta Thunberg: teen activist the climate and eco crisis."
Global warming: because we're still coming out of the ice age.

We can accept that the earth has four seasons in every year, but we can't entertain the thought that we may still be coming out of the ice age?
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Rejigger wrote: Jul 10th, 2021, 10:47 am
Septuagenarian wrote: Jul 10th, 2021, 10:30 am "Greta Thunberg: teen activist the climate and eco crisis."
Global warming: because we're still coming out of the ice age.

We can accept that the earth has four seasons in every year, but we can't entertain the thought that we may still be coming out of the ice age?
We can accept that the earth has four seasons in every year, but we (meaning Greta) can't entertain the thought that we may still be coming out of the ice age?
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Greta Thunberg
@GretaThunberg

https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/statu ... 8428756999

"The forest ecosystem has changed so dramatically that not even the reindeer that have learned to survive on these lands since the ice age can live in the landscape that this type of forestry creates".
A not-so flattering portrait of Sweden you seldom see.

(Link in tweet)

"‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

Forests cover 70% of the country, but many argue the Swedish model of replacing old-growth forests with monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. By Marcus Westberg

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... dYphFmudeg
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Greta's favourite book - Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Check out the airbrushed Book Cover. Typical fear mongering. The sad truth is that most people fall for it.
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Available now at the Okanagan Regional Library.
No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference

by Thunberg, Greta

https://orl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S111C445607

Book, 2019

'Everything needs to change. And it has to start today' In August 2018 a fifteen-year-old Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg, decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action against the climate crisis, inspiring millions of pupils to go on strike for our planet, forcing governments to listen, and earning her a Nobel Peace Prize nomination. This book brings you Greta in her own words. Collecting her speeches that have made history across Europe, from the UN to mass street protests, No One Is Too Small to Make A Difference is a rallying cry for why we must all wake up and fight to protect the living planet, no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends upon it.

About the author

Greta Thunberg was born in 2003. In August 2018, she started a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish Parliament that has since spread all over the world and now involves over 1 million schoolchildren. The movement is now called Fridays For Future. Thunberg has spoken at climate rallies across Europe. In December she attended the United Nations COP24 in Katowice, Poland, where she addressed the Secretary-General and made a speech that was shared many million times around the globe. In January 2019 she was invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos where her speeches again made a worldwide impact. She has won the prestigious Prix Liberté and been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Thunberg is vegan, and doesn't fly, in order to live a low-carbon life.
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Explains my current 'fun' avatar and signature that I picked up this morning [icon_lol2.gif]

"California shooting target company depicts Greta Thunberg and AOC and many other prominent political figures"

https://www.indy100.com/news/shooting-t ... g-b1881186

"For Thunberg, the company wrote that they waited until she was “18-years-old” before making a target image of her."

The target actually depicts her as a prison escapee (ironic considering her birthday tweet, https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/statu ... 8124384258).

And they are easy to find and buy on the net.

I figure they might be good for some people who want to take their aggressions out on.

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It looks like Greta is embracing the recent Michael Mann, “The New Climate War: the Fight to Take Back Our Planet,” strategy (https://orl.bibliocommons.com/v2/record/S111C600124), which was certainly evident in her presentation to the Austrian World Summit 2021 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6eQwAi2U18).

Putting the pressure on where it has a chance to do the most good.
“Greta Thunberg at 18: 'I'm not telling anyone what to do'”

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... what-to-do

Greta Thunberg says she has stopped buying new clothes but does not sit in judgment on others whose lifestyle choices are less environmentally friendly than her own . . ..
Great idea! :up:
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Greta is moving into her fourth year of her Fridays for Future, School Strike for Climate movement.

Here's a great retrospective article for the occasion:

"When the Far Right Picks Fights With a Teen

How Greta Thunberg became the target of a barrage of disinformation and conspiracies."

https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... te/619748/
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Septuagenarian wrote: Jul 11th, 2021, 10:48 am It looks like Greta is embracing the recent Michael Mann, ... [snip] ...

Putting the pressure on where it has a chance to do the most good.
Greta Thunberg
@GretaThunberg
"‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees
I think Greta should turn 100% of her focus to ...

over-population
(fewer people = fewer resources needed and fewer natural resources being exploited)

... and ...

deforestation
(freaking out about deforestation, including cutting down the Brazilian rain forest, was all the rage when I was a kid)

Stemming population growth and deforestation is much more plausible than giving up fossil fuel use, and would have an immediate positive effect on the environment. Don't you think, Sept?

“Greta Thunberg at 18: 'I'm not telling anyone what to do'”
Yes, she is.
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Septuagenarian wrote: Jul 10th, 2021, 11:08 am
Greta Thunberg
@GretaThunberg

https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/statu ... 8428756999

"The forest ecosystem has changed so dramatically that not even the reindeer that have learned to survive on these lands since the ice age can live in the landscape that this type of forestry creates".
A not-so flattering portrait of Sweden you seldom see.

(Link in tweet)

"‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees

Forests cover 70% of the country, but many argue the Swedish model of replacing old-growth forests with monoculture plantations is bad for biodiversity. By Marcus Westberg

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... dYphFmudeg
Micheal Moore's Planet of the Humans did a good job of exposing the corruption behind the use of trees as a renewable source of energy - well worth a watch, the documentary was probably not what most people expected.
Remember: Humans are 99% chimp.
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ckil wrote: Jul 10th, 2021, 11:53 am Greta's favourite book - Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore. Check out the airbrushed Book Cover. Typical fear mongering. The sad truth is that most people fall for it.

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Maybe I'm misunderstanding your point but Gore's book cover isn't pretending to be a current photo, it is a prediction based on scientific modeling of what sea levels around the will globe will look like if the poles melt.
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Rejigger wrote: Aug 17th, 2021, 8:02 am
Septuagenarian wrote: Jul 11th, 2021, 10:48 am It looks like Greta is embracing the recent Michael Mann, ... [snip] ...

Putting the pressure on where it has a chance to do the most good.
Greta Thunberg
@GretaThunberg
"‘Forests are not renewable’: the felling of Sweden’s ancient trees
I think Greta should turn 100% of her focus to ...

over-population
(fewer people = fewer resources needed and fewer natural resources being exploited)

... and ...

deforestation
(freaking out about deforestation, including cutting down the Brazilian rain forest, was all the rage when I was a kid)

Stemming population growth and deforestation is much more plausible than giving up fossil fuel use, and would have an immediate positive effect on the environment. Don't you think, Sept?

“Greta Thunberg at 18: 'I'm not telling anyone what to do'”
Yes, she is.
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Rejigger, it's Septuagenarian.

And, yes. 'I am, therefore I think.' [icon_lol2.gif]
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It's just Sept now with the latest Greta Thunberg Q & A for issue #1.

Enjoy! :biggrin:
TheVogue Scandinavia

Over the last three years Greta Thunberg has become the most recognizable activist in the world, calling upon world leaders to halt the climate crisis. Given our love of nature, we could think of no one more fitting for Issue 1 of Vogue Scandinavia.

Watch the video to find out more about our cover star and read the interview in full: https://www.voguescandinavia.com/articl ... -the-great

Video by Emir Eralp
Styling by Konca Aykan
Hair & makeup by Helen Borg

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Poindexter wrote: Aug 17th, 2021, 8:30 am Micheal Moore's Planet of the Humans did a good job of exposing the corruption behind the use of trees as a renewable source of energy - well worth a watch, the documentary was probably not what most people expected.
This should be required viewing in schools. What an eye-opener.
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Septuagenarian wrote: Aug 18th, 2021, 9:15 am It's just Sept now with the latest Greta Thunberg Q & A for issue #1.
Are you two related? You seem to be obsessed. Just curious.

Have you watched the Planet of the Humans documentary? If so, what are your thoughts on the climate crisis now that you've watched this documentary?

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