I don’t blame her for this at all.
Courtesy of Reuters:
In an interview with BBC radio’s Today program, for which she was the guest editor on Monday, Thunberg also said she regarded personal attacks on her as funny and that she hoped to go back to having a normal life.
A video of the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner giving Trump what media described as a “death stare” at a U.N. climate summit in New York in September went viral on social media. Trump has questioned climate science and is pulling the United States out of the 2015 Paris Agrement on global warming.
Asked what she would have said to the president if they had spoken, Thunberg said: “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?
“So I probably wouldn’t have said anything, I wouldn’t have wasted my time,” she said.
This month Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro called Thunberg “a brat”. Trump has said on Twitter she needs to work on her anger management problem.
“Those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything,” she said. “I guess of course it means something – they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want – but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat.”
And she is right it would have been a colossal waste of time.
I mean just explaining the difference between climate and weather could have taken up an entire afternoon, and then there is all of the time it would take to draw illustrations so that he might have some fucking idea what she was talking about.
Greta Thunberg is now considered so controversial that people are using her on dating apps to weed out the undesirables.
Courtesy of The Hill:
Popular dating app OkCupid reported an 800 percent increase in mentions of Thunberg on profiles around the world this year. Users who mention Thunberg are indicating supporting her is key to their dating preferences.
“One of the issues we’re hearing people care about is climate change. [Users are] showing this issue matters to them when it comes to their potential partner,” Melissa Hobley, OkCupid’s chief marketing officer, told The Hill. “They’re talking about Greta on their profiles. … I think people feel that supporting her or not shows how you feel about the issue and its impact.”
Somehow I don’t think that Greta believed this was the kind of impact that her activism would have on the world.