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Re: Profiles in Courage
« Reply #210 on: September 24, 2019, 04:51:25 pm »
Greta RULES! 👍👍👍

Most teachers, particularly those teaching science, fully support Greta's call to action.

This man exemplifies the support that Greta has all over the world:

"The old frameworks for what is reasonable, they don’t apply anymore. That’s due to the scientific reality of climate change. Moderate, incremental policy is incompatible with a livable planet in the future. But also because the neoliberal project has been so delegitimized, people are looking for an alternative to that. And their eyes are going to find it in a sea of white nationalism and retrenching fascism or they’re going to find it in a vision of a better world, a more just world where everyone takes care of each other. So we should all organize and fight for that better world." -- Isaac Larkin, a 27-year-old molecular biology PhD student from Northwestern University

André Balsa
The very exact problem with climate change is the extraction and burning of fossil fuels, and the solution is not in the hands of individuals but in government policies that will drive systemic changes on a global scale.

Hence Greta Thunberg is 100% correct in blaming politicians for procrastinating for decades on implementing such policies.

Just as a reminder, on a global scale we still subsidize fossil fuels to the tune of $500~600 billion per year.

Brooks Bridges
Just watched her entire speech. First time I've seen her get angry. Powerful, moving and sad.

I've kept up with the science for years and her statements about the science are totally accurate.

A lot more kids will be waking up from now on and getting angry at the "adults" who destroyed their world. Greta is just the beginning - and a fuse lighting a power keg of justifiable resentment and disgust.

By The Conversation Sep. 21, 2019 07:00AM EST


I asked the children to personify climate change — to see it as an animal and give it a voice. If climate change could talk, what would it say? I hoped that by externalizing that voice, they could talk more honestly than they otherwise would. Even so, I wasn't fully prepared for their responses.

You created me, and now you must face the consequences… You spoilt the planet for the children and animals, now I'm going to spoil it for you… Adults have made the world a worse place, so now I'm here for revenge.

Anger was the most common emotion that surfaced with this technique. These complicated emotions about climate change — perhaps difficult to express or articulate in conversation — surprised me, but they probably shouldn't have. Given the severity of climate change and biodiversity loss predicted in their lifetimes, anger seems appropriate.

read more:

Marc Dorwit
nobel peace prize? She sounds like the doctor in the movie cassandra crossing (which is currently free on you tube), that is meant as a complement.

I attended the new york demonstration, i was impressed by the high school students, so well behaved, talking about current events, properly dressed, and i did not see any of them smoking anything, what a difference from when i went to high school in the 80's. To be surrounded by so many high school kids and not feel threatened was quite an experience. The crowd was huge, estimates were between 60,000 to as much as a quarter million, this was on a friday, not a weekend. The organizers had only planned for 5,000 people. The repo's and capitalists have a lot to worry about with this young generation, and we have good reason to be optimistic for america's future.

She's not only heroic but brilliant. There is no attack surface for psychopaths like Trump. "You should be in school!" Greta: "I"d much rather be in school". "You have Asperger's, weirdo!" Greta: "That's why I can see straight." "Where is your plan?" Greta: "That's your job, not ours."

A great inspiration. I think a tidal wave of change is beginning and if people like Trump continue to try to block the doors and exits, they will be swept away, and deservedly so.

Read more GREAT comments (and some fossil fueler troll takedowns too ;D):


Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. Pr. 22:22-23


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