My Brief Thoughts on “I Am Greta”

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She’s Too Young.

“This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean.”

She doesn’t know what she’s talking about.

“To have a 67% chance of staying below a 1.5 degrees global temperature rise — the best odds given by the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] — the world had 420 gigatons of CO2 left to emit back on Jan. 1st, 2018. Today that figure is already down to less than 350 gigatons.”

She just wants attention.

“‘When I am around too many people, I just shut off my brain, in a way to not get too tired, because I cannot take everything in,’ she told me. ‘It’s hard to be the center of attention; I don’t like that. I have to tell myself it’s for a good cause.’”

(Moving on to better criticisms.)

She doesn’t know how the world works.

She hasn’t done anything.

She said that although schoolchildren had been striking around the world, this “has not translated into action” from governments.

She is being used.

“I honestly don’t understand why I even get invited. It feels like all they want is to be spotlighted to make it look like they care, as if they were doing something. They know what to say, they know what sells. But in fact, they’re doing basically nothing.”

“Sometimes it feels like we who have Asperger’s or autism are the only ones who see through the noise.”

Greta Thunberg may have been the spark, but we’re the wildfire.

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