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- Why Elites Like Greta Thunberg Hate Capitalism – Despite fact that ‘free markets have lifted millions out of poverty, liberated women, & protected the environment’
Greta claims we must overthrow "the whole capitalist system," which she says is responsible for "imperialism, oppression, genocide... racist, oppressive extractionism." There is no “back to normal,” she said.
Michael Shellenberger: "Greta's claims are absurd. The "whole capitalist system" has, over the last 200 years, allowed for the average life expectancy of humans to rise from 30 to 70 years of age. The "whole capitalist system" produces larger food surpluses than any other system in human history. And the "whole capitalist system" has resulted in declining greenhouse gas emissions in developed nations over the last 50 years. ... But capitalism is plainly better than any other system of economic organization yet devised. High levels of inequality are the result of more rich people, not more poor people, who are much better off under capitalism than feudalism or communism. The business cycle of booms and busts provokes manias and depressions, but it is much more efficient, and less oppressive than governments deciding what should be produced, by whom, and at what price. ... Capitalism is far better for the natural environment than feudalism or communism. Under feudalism, subsistence farmers rely on wood and dung for cooking fuels and must farm large tracts of land to produce a small amount of food. The industrial revolution not only liberated most people from back-breaking farming but also reduced the amount of land required, thanks to fertilizer, irrigation, and tractors. ...
Left-wing parties, from communist to socialist to social democratic parties, used to be the parties of the working class. Now, across the Western world, they are the parties of educated elites."
- REPORT: Greta Thunberg Calls For Overthrow Of ‘Whole Capitalist System’
- Biden to attend UN climate summit that Greta has correctly declared a ‘scam’ full of ‘greenwashing, lying & cheating’ – Morano heads to Egypt
- Wash Times: Biden in, Greta Thunberg out: Stage set for infighting at UN climate summit in Egypt
Those applauding the 19-year-old Thunberg’s decision to throw shade at COP27 include prominent climate skeptic Marc Morano, who does plan to attend.“Kudos to Greta! She started out willing to travel great distances to attend these UN climate summits, but she now correctly realizes they are a ‘scam,’” said Mr. Morano, who runs the Climate Depot website.
- Greta finally gets it! Greta Thunberg: UN Climate Summit COP27 is a ‘scam’ that provides an opportunity for ‘people in power’ to use ‘greenwashing, lying & cheating’
Greta Thunberg has described climate summits such as the Cop27 conference taking place in Egypt next week as a “scam” that is “failing” humanity and the planet by not leading to “major changes”.
The Swedish activist said people in positions of power were using the high-profile gatherings for attention and were “greenwashing, lying and cheating”. ... Activists must try to “make people realise what a scam this is and realise that these systems are failing us”, she added.
Reuters: Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday called out next month's United Nations climate summit in Egypt for being "held in a tourist paradise in a country that violates many basic human rights." Greta see's climate summit as an opportunity for "people in power... to [use] greenwashing, lying and cheating."
Climate Depot's Marc Morano comments: "I will be attending the UN climate summit in Egypt in person and will report back on just how correct Greta's assessment of the process is. President Joe Biden will also be attending. Stay tuned! Kudos to Greta! She started out willing to travel great distances to attend these UN climate summits, but she now correctly realizes they are a 'scam.' Those of us opposed to the entire 'Net Zero' & Green New Deal agenda applaud Greta's moment of clarity when it comes to the undeniable scam that is the UN climate process. We welcome Greta now understanding that these summits have nothing to do with the climate. Given the full exposure of the green energy mandate scam, this UN climate summit should be dubbed the 'The Cover Your A$$ Summit' as the climate activists will be furiously spinning the failure of green energy and the coming deadly blackouts as somehow Russia's fault or the fault of the free market and a great "opportunity" to double down (on green energy failure). At least one voice sounds sane -- Greta Thunberg finally gets what the UN climate process is all about."
- Greta Thunberg replaced by a puppet – Literally a puppet called Little Amal
DAVID STROM: But now Thunberg is old news. She is essentially being replaced by a puppet that is going to heal the world. A puppet called Little Amal.
I hadn’t heard of Little Amal until I ran across this tweet, but when I looked into who/what Little Amal is, I burst out laughing. It is perfect. It perfectly captures the idiocy of modern culture.
Little Amal has traveled over 9,000km embodying the urgent message “Don’t forget about us”. From September 14 – October 2, Amal will travel to New York City in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse.
After arriving at JFK Airport, she will travel through all five boroughs, meeting artists, civic leaders, community groups, and young New Yorkers of all backgrounds.
- ‘Obsessed with doom’: Greta Thunberg has ‘gone bust’ – Where has she gone? She was once ‘spiritual leader’ of climate activists
- Return to ‘green’ primitivism: ‘Before the Industrial Revolution, human civilization invariably used animals & slaves as its primary source of energy’
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger: Before the Industrial Revolution, human civilization invariably used animals and slaves as its primary source of energy. Change started in the late-18th century in the United Kingdom with the discovery of mechanized spinning, steam power, and iron production. ...
Trillions have been spent on green energy over the past 20 years, notes energy entrepreneur and investor Brian Gitt, but the percentage of global power generated by fossil fuels has barely declined from 85.54 to 82.28 percent; the bulk of reductions have come from replacing coal with natural gas. ...
Despair tends to stoke fanaticism. Among young Americans, the vast majority believe they face an imminent environmental catastrophe. The student movement around Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg recalls the youthful fanaticism of the Medieval sanctus puer or “holy children” who rampaged through Europe in the 13th century, or Mao’s Red Guards unleashed during the “cultural revolution” in communist China during the 1960s.
- NYT & VOX’s moment of climate clarity & rebuking of Greta: ‘Your Kids Are Not Doomed’ – Stop telling kids climate change will destroy the world
Ezra Klein in NYT: "No mainstream climate models suggest a return to a world as bad as the one we had in 1950, to say nothing of 1150. Was the world so bad, for virtually the entirety of human history, that our ancestors shouldn’t have made our lives possible? If not, then nothing in our near future looks so horrible that it turns reproduction into an immoral act."
Kelsey Piper in VOX Mag: "The world is a better place to live in — especially for people in lower-income countries — than it has ever been, and climate change isn’t going to make it as bad as it was even in 1950." ... In Our House Is on Fire: Greta Thunberg’s Call to Save the Planet, a beautifully illustrated picture book aimed at ages 3-8...“There might not be a world to live in when she grows up. What use is school without a future?” one page describes Thunberg as thinking. Even as a setup for Thunberg’s rise as an activist, I’m not thrilled about that message. Some kids might hear that and be inspired to speak before the United Nations, but most kids are going to hear that and be scared and disempowered.
- We’re saved! Greta Thunberg is publishing a ‘go-to’ handbook on the ‘climate crisis’ – WHO chief Tedros & 100 academics are contributors to book
CNN: UN report warns ‘the climate time bomb is ticking’
Flashback: Earth ‘serially doomed’: The official history of climate ‘Tipping Points’ began in 1864 – A new ‘global warming’ 12-year deadline from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
Climate Tipping Points date back to at least 1864
“As early as 1864 George Perkins Marsh, sometimes said to be the father of American ecology, warned that the earth was ‘fast becoming an unfit home for its “noblest inhabitant,”’ and that unless men changed their ways it would be reduced ‘to such a condition of impoverished productiveness, of shattered surface, of climatic excess, as to threaten the depravation, barbarism, and perhaps even extinction of the species.’” —MIT professor Leo Marx
UN Is A Climate ‘Disinformation Threat Actor’ – If UN & U.S. govt are so committed to censoring disinformation, why are they themselves spreading it?
UN IPCC’s new report insists we can control weather & climate: ‘Whatever future we end up with is within our control’ — ‘If we act now’
It “is quite clear that whatever future we end up with is within our control,” Piers Forster, who helped write one of the panel’s earlier reports, told the Times. “It is up to humanity … to determine what we end up with.”
- Report: ‘Here’s what to expect from the latest UN climate change assessment’ – ‘Likely to feature…bold headlines’