Climate change activist Greta Thunberg met with our last great president yesterday.

By |2019-09-18T06:16:59-08:00September 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

Courtesy of CNN:

Former President Barack Obama on Monday met with Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg as part of her visit to Washington, DC, to promote environmental issues.

“Just 16, @GretaThunberg is already one of our planet’s greatest advocates,” Obama tweeted after his meeting with Thunberg. “Recognizing that her generation will bear the brunt of climate change, she’s unafraid to push for real action.”

Thunberg established herself as a bona fide climate action figure after staging weekly sit-ins outside the Swedish Parliament, spawning a burgeoning movement of youth climate activists to hold their own protests in more than 100 cities worldwide.

She arrived in New York last month after sailing across the Atlantic to speak at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, which will take place on September 23. Thunberg traveled on a zero-emissions sailboat to reduce the environmental impact of her journey, according to a statement from her team.

My understanding is that Thunberg has no intention of meeting with Donald Tump, and seriously, why would she?

Thunberg also met with the Senate though that meeting was somewhat less amicable. 

Courtesy of The Guardian

At a meeting of the Senate climate crisis task force on Tuesday, lawmakers praised a group of young activists for their leadership, their gumption and their display of wisdom far beyond their years. They then asked the teens for advice on how Congress might combat one of the most urgent and politically contentious threats confronting world leaders: climate change.

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish activist who has galvanized young people across the world to strike for more action to combat the impact of global warming, politely reminded them that she was a student, not a scientist – or a senator.

“Please save your praise. We don’t want it,” she said. “Don’t invite us here to just tell us how inspiring we are without actually doing anything about it because it doesn’t lead to anything.

“If you want advice for what you should do, invite scientists, ask scientists for their expertise. We don’t want to be heard. We want the science to be heard.”

In remarks meant for Congress as a whole, she said: “I know you are trying but just not hard enough. Sorry.”

Clearly this sixteen-year-old does not pull any punches, and good for her for telling it like it is. 

This young lady is fighting for the future of our planet, we should all be fighting alongside her. 

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10 Comments

  1. Anon September 18, 2019 at 8:08 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/18/robert-obrien-trump.html

    Trump’s pRicks have nothing to do with skills, qualifications, or talent. Anyone who wants a job in the Trump administration just needs to lavishly praise the president, and make it clear that they will never tell Trump no.

  2. AJ September 18, 2019 at 8:23 am

    2 of the most inspiring awesome people in the world.

    PS have you seen the new Sandhook Promise Back to school video. Amazing!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5ykNZl9mTQ

    • AmeriKa September 18, 2019 at 8:39 am

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  3. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 8:25 am
  4. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 8:45 am

    https://www.amazon.com/Education-Idealist-Memoir-Samantha-Power/dp/0062943847

    Pulitzer Prize winner Samantha Power, widely known as a relentless advocate for promoting human rights, has been heralded by President Barack Obama as one of America’s “foremost thinkers on foreign policy.”

    In her memoir, Power offers an urgent response to the question “What can one person do?”

    ” Power’s memoir is an unforgettable account of the power of idealism—and of one person’s fierce determination to make a difference.”

    https://www.pbs.org/wnet/amanpour-and-company/video/samantha-power-obama-syria-and-state-us-politics-rm7mki/

  5. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Just thought I’d mention that Greta also is on the autism spectrum. I saw some mean Tweets the other day about her. Some assholes were zeroing in on some of her facial tics (they were minor) at a public appearance and calling her disturbed. I think she rocks, and so glad she pulled no punches on her comments to the Senate.

  6. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    lol. 16 and knows nothing. But, hey, good print.

  7. Anonymous September 18, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Here’s some advice. Support state’s rights with more than lip service and allow California to continue setting their own emissions standards.

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