Swedish teenage climate activist was in D.C. today to testify before Congress:
— The Hill (@thehill) September 18, 2019
Wait a second …
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 18, 2019
— CultureIsUpstream (@CultureUpstream) September 18, 2019
If Greta Thunberg thinks lawmakers should be listening to scientists, then why is she testifying? Here, let her explain:
“I have not come to offer any prepared remarks at this hearing,” Thunberg told lawmakers at the hearing. “I am instead attaching my testimony. It is the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C [the SR1.5] which was released on Oct. 8, 2018. I am submitting this report as my testimony because I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists. And I want you to unite behind the science. And then I want you to take action.”
Where are all the scientists at?
— E. Garland (@MrsG8086) September 18, 2019
How about sending scientists to testify??
— Leigh ann ????? (@lachute9) September 18, 2019
Um.. why didn't she she just bring a "scientist" to discuss this?
How is she going from place to place giving these speeches? https://t.co/JT8htGNs5f
— Max Q ⚡ (@Randy_Shannon) September 18, 2019
Both of those are excellent questions. Guessing the answer to the latter isn’t carbon-neutral. And the answer to the former? Well, for one thing, scientists are not unanimous when it comes to climate change. And let’s face it: They’re not nearly as glamorous and thought-provoking as a teenage girl.
Politicians: listen to children who tell you to listen to scientists who tell you to listen to me who tells you only I can save the planet. https://t.co/IfRhoLym3V
— matt’s idea shop (@MattsIdeaShop) September 18, 2019
Speaking of teenage girls, why is a terrified teenage girl being thrust into the international spotlight? Why is she living each day in fear of the earth melting instead of worrying about how she’s going to balance homework with after-school activities? When push comes to shove, adults have indeed let Greta Thunberg down. But the adults who have let her down are the same ones who should be looking out for her welfare. Instead, they’re instilling her with perpetual fear and using her as a mouthpiece for their agenda. And that’s the most shameful aspect of all of this.
— Frances Barrera (@Frances76648862) September 18, 2019
Child abuse. Niceeeeee.
— she/her (@wutang_capital) September 18, 2019
This is called bad parenting, and borderline child abuse. I feel bad for her.
— Liberal Logic (@Liberal_Logic) September 18, 2019
They are using a child for their political agenda, disgusting people.
— Pepito Rodriguez Jr (@realpepitoR) September 18, 2019
This is child abuse on the part of her parents and all the political parasites using her to advance their agenda.
— Habib Jones (@habib2001) September 18, 2019
Using an autist to advance an agenda is about as mean spirited as you can get #StopAbusingGreta
— John Blackout (@ReigningBrain) September 18, 2019
She’s an autistic child being manipulated by adults to sell a phony agenda. Her parents should be locked up.
— nymjr7 (@nymjr7) September 18, 2019
I feel so bad for her. She has no childhood to enjoy. She’s just blabbing about something she’s been spoon fed for years and doesn’t understand. She’s being used as a propaganda tool instead of being treated like a person
— Jaymac (@politimac720) September 18, 2019