Greta Thunberg “Detained” At German Coal Mine Protest

Greta did not look absolutely devastated by her arrest yesterday. What a relief it must’ve been when police finally released her last night, having spent a good ten seconds in the clink for bravely protesting the building of a coal mine at a time of skyrocketing energy prices. She seemed to enjoy herself…

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Greta Vows to Overthrow “Oppressive” Capitalism

19-year old climate crusader Greta Thunberg has finally said the quiet part out loud: it’s time to go whole hog and overthrow capitalism. Speaking at her book launch last night – of course she’s got a book – the world’s postergirl for climate change declared: 

“We are never going back to normal again because ‘normal’ was already a crisis. What we refer to as normal is an extreme system built on the exploitation of people and the planet. It is a system defined by colonialism, imperialism, oppression and genocide by the so-called global North to accumulate wealth that still shapes our current world order […] If economic growth is our only priority, then what we are experiencing now should be exactly what we should be expecting… [climate change] has its roots in racist, oppressive extractivism that is exploiting both people and the planet to maximise short-term profits for a few…”

The book isn’t called Marxism for Teenagers, although it might as well be. 

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Latvian Eurovision Entry Teaches Greta How to Lecture on the Environment

In contrast to St. Greta’s moany moralising, Guido’s found a far more compelling argument in favour of leading a green lifestyle – from a Latvian Eurovision entrant. Citi Zēni are one of 17 acts competing in the country’s national selection, and have entered the song Eat Your Salad. While a song about meat-free diets and eco-friendly living wouldn’t usually perk Guido up, the opening words certainly grab your attention and the rest of the song keeps it. Best of luck to them…

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Greta’s Rockstar Rally at #COP26

At least somebody’s having fun at COP. As the President of the United States nodded off on-camera in the conference hall, Greta Thunberg stood outside to rally the troops and sing a few songs:

“Inside COP there are politicians pretending to take our future seriously […] We say no more blah blah blah, no more exploitation of people, nature and the planet. No more whatever the f*ck they’re doing inside there.”

Maybe now the world leaders will finally listen. At least the ones still awake.

 

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Boris Quotes Greta in COP Speech

Along with quoting Greta, Boris laboured heavily on Glasgow’s James Bond connections:

“Welcome to Glasgow and to Scotland whose most globally famous fictional son is almost certainly a man called James Bond who generally comes to the climax of his highly lucrative films strapped to a doomsday device desperately trying to work out which coloured wire to pull to turn it off while a red digital clock ticks down remorselessly to a detonation that will end human life as we know it and we are in roughly the same position, my fellow global leaders, as James Bond today.”

“we have the opportunity the duty to make this summit the moment when humanity finally began – and I stress began – to defuse that bomb and make this the moment when we began irrefutably to turn the tide and to begin the fightback against climate change”

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ScotNats Turn on BBC and Greta over Climate Criticism

Greta Thunberg’s made the cardinal sin of climate activism: daring to attack a left-wing government. Asked by BBC Scotland whether Scotland is a world leader in climate change, the 18-year-old opined:

“No, of course there are countries… there are some who do a bit more than certain others, but then again, if we look at it in a broader perspective, I think that we can safely say that there are no countries at least in the global north that are doing even close to what would be needed”

Contrary to Sturgeon’s insistence that Scotland’s climate change legislation is “world leading”…

The interview only came out a couple of hours ago, yet left-wing independence activists are outraged. Some are denying Greta even said words to such effect, despite there being a video in the article. SNP MP Angus MacNeil was one prominent voice, countering the BBC’s headline with “BBC Scotland News is “Not a world leader of reflecting truth in headlines”

Others have questioned why BBC Scotland would focus on Sturgeon’s government rather than the UK government. Shame those devolved powers come with obligations to be held to account…

Greta herself isn’t coming away unscathed. One pro-Indy tweeter who’s previously voiced concerns about climate change responded, “And I don’t regard Greta Thunberg as a world leader/expert on climate change. Just another person with a big mouth opinion.” Verified game programmer Mike Dailly says Greta’s showing a “lack of understanding of the position Scotland is in”

Looks like Greta may be heading for a frosty reception at COP26…

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