16-year-old Greta Thunberg can’t say that nothing has happened during her year-long climate strike — they did spray-paint that giant Soviet-style mural of her in San Francisco.
Sky News reports that Thunberg has made it to the U.N.’s climate talks — aka COP25 — in Madrid after a three-week transatlantic journey from the United States on a supposedly carbon-neutral boat and a 10-hour train ride.
But — surprise! — she still thinks no one has done enough to stop the imminent demise of the planet due to climate change.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) December 6, 2019
Sky News says Thunberg told reporters, “We have been striking now for over a year, and still basically nothing has happened.” The thing is, the U.S. could reduce its carbon emissions and she’d still call it “basically nothing,” because what’s she’s really looking for is something much wider in scale, as she admitted in a recent op-ed:
After all, the climate crisis is not just about the environment. It is a crisis of human rights, of justice, and of political will. Colonial, racist, and patriarchal systems of oppression have created and fueled it. We need to dismantle them all.
So, in short, nothing will ever be enough, and she’ll always be griping that “basically nothing has happened.” No wonder world leaders are ignoring her.
As she has by most sane people
— melba (@anjemsafool) December 7, 2019
As they should. Go to school, study and then preach to us about how to change it with an educated solution
— Glen Graves (@glengraves13) December 6, 2019
No, she says there’s no point in going to school to search for a solution to climate change because it’s already too late; by the time kids in school now finish their studies, the world will be inhabitable. It’s up to the adults in power now to fix it, now.
Indicative of the entitlement culture around kids these days.
— 🏴Highfries 🇬🇧 #StandUp4Brexit (@highfries) December 6, 2019
Funny how an incredibly pious,patronising,hypercritical little girl who knows no more about the real world than her frighteningly odd overbearing parents have fed her should be ignored.Maybe its her truly cringeworthy self important Oscar worthy speachs they’re choosing to ignore
— Bonzo (@Beutros80) December 6, 2019
— Jason Vale (@juicemaster) December 7, 2019
Yep, they definitely have …. Now please bugger off back to school
— Craig M J Taylor (@CraigMJTaylor) December 6, 2019
I always ignore my kids when they talk bollocks
— Tone (@T50red) December 6, 2019
It's as if a sixteen years old school girl from Sweden isn't considered an expert on such a complex political, economic, social and scientific subject as climate change. Weird.
— Eddie (@eddiespencer1) December 7, 2019
If only Sky and BBC would ignore her too
— NRF (@NrfLegal) December 7, 2019
Does she have any parents? #justasking 🤔
— Annmarie Robinson (@zanysista) December 6, 2019
Why should they be anything but ignored? Who even is this child and who’s funding her?
— John S (@skybluesam) December 6, 2019
Should have asked nicely then …
— steve faulkner (@stevemfaulkner) December 6, 2019
I’d ignore her too
— Stephen Cox (@Stephen29851827) December 7, 2019
Send her home.
— ADoolan (@adoolan34) December 7, 2019
Good. Who wants to listen to little miss me me me. Changes are happening & it's got nothing to do with her yapping on
— Mark (@YorkieInTheMids) December 7, 2019
Continue to ignore her some more.
— Alex Spring (@AlexSpring17) December 6, 2019
Have them executed your royal highness.
— Cole De Zeiss (@ColeDeZeiss) December 6, 2019
Maybe she was too old. Try a 13 year old.
— Rodney Perkins (@RodneyPerkins18) December 7, 2019
Good. Everyone sees through this nonsense.
— Littlepip (@HaloMiehl) December 7, 2019
Not surprising. She is a mercenary nutter on a socialist mission. She should go home and stay there.
— William Taylor (@dunvirkin) December 7, 2019
She gonna go back to school now and get educated? Or go home and sulk?
— Rose Lopez 🇺🇸 (@rj2lopez) December 6, 2019
Well maybe you should tell them that having a conference in an expense city such as Madrid with private jets flying in, would be your first point of attack sweetheart!
— allan bowley (@popkis) December 7, 2019
How Dare They ! 😝😝😝😝
— Adam Caplin (@AdamCaplin) December 6, 2019
You may not believe this, but Greta Thunberg's no air travel plan has hit a (hilarious) snag https://t.co/dPv9vfxXEX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) November 1, 2019