This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Wednesday, January 22, 2020:
Cain Burdeau, writing for Courthouse News, hoped for more drama at Davos as Greta Thunberg (the “voice of climate change”) and Donald Trump, the president of the United States, were expected to confront each other over the climate-change issue. Instead, Trump “said nothing about global warming, called climate activists [without mentioning Thunberg by name] ‘prophets of doom’, and touted a future where ‘virtually unlimited energy reserves’ from fossil fuels and other polluting energy sources will keep factories humming while government cuts regulations and taxes.”
Thunberg set the table for the confrontation in a nearly unintelligible speech given just hours before Trump’s arrival, in which she stated, “Pretty much nothing has been done since the global emissions of CO2 has not reduced. If you see it from that aspect, what has concretely been done, if you see it from a bigger perspective, basically nothing.… I will require much more than this.… This is just the beginning.”
Said the 17-year-old prophet of climate-change doom to reporters afterwards: “I don’t think I have seen one media outlet or person in power communicating this or what it means. I know you don’t want to talk about this. But I assure you I will continue to repeat these numbers until you do.”
Thunberg said that, prior to buying into the climate-change theory, she was moody and suffered from an “eating disorder.” But once fully persuaded that her world, and the world inhabited by her generation, was about to end, she got traction. Her protesting outside her school began to catch national attention, leading to the media, headed up by Time magazine, declaring her a “next generation leader” last May, followed by Time naming her its Person of the Year in December.
At the time, Trump called Time’s nomination “so ridiculous,” adding that “Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old-fashioned movie with a friend.”
In his speech at Davos, the president declared that it was a time for optimism over the future, not pessimism, touting the gains made by the United States during his administration. He touched briefly on the climate-change issue, dismissing apocalyptic doomsayers such as Thunberg out of hand: “These alarmists always demand the same thing: absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives.” They are “the heirs of yesterday’s foolish fortune tellers.”
That Thunberg is the tool of the climate-change movement is clear. She is “the turtle on a fencepost” — she didn’t get there all by herself. Even her Facebook page is edited by someone other than herself. As The New American reported, a glitch in the Facebook software revealed that Thunberg’s father and an Indian climate-change activist, Adarsh Prathap (who happens to serve as a delegate to the UN on climate change), are in charge of posts on her page.
That she is completely unable to respond in public without a prepared script was made painfully obvious when quizzed about the message she wants to deliver to the president. That video is can be seen online.
As we noted, “The young woman has become nothing but a propaganda tool for globalists and climate hysterics, and it’s sickening to see.”
In his note to subscribers, Gary North makes the point that while Thunberg suffers from Asperger syndrome, so do her handlers: “The handlers around her try to persuade her that she is winning [the climate change debate]. This is why I don’t hate Greta. I rejoice in Greta. Greta is living proof that the global warmers are themselves afflicted with a kind of collective social Asperger’s. They don’t recognize that they are beginning to alienate the voters they are trying to persuade to come out in favor of massive government controls.”
North is optimistic that Thunberg’s 15 minutes of fame is about to come to an end: “So, let us enjoy Greta for as long as we can. Let us be reminded, tirade by tirade, that the global warmers really are out of political gas. If they have to use this whining teenager as their primary spokesman, they are on the downside of their influence.”