Swedish activist Greta Thunberg mocked world leaders for their ’empty promises’ to fight climate change at the Youth4Climate meeting in Milan, Italy.
In an unusual speech in which the strapline, “Blah, blah, blah, blah,” abounded, she showed discontent as she considered the failure of some countries to follow through with plans to establish controversial clean energy sources, according to Reuters Sept. 28.
“So-called leaders have cherry picked young people to meetings like this to pretend they are listening to us, but they are not listening,” Thunberg said.
Although the United States and the communist Chinese regime announced that they would increase their funding, the world’s biggest polluters such as China and India have yet to submit updates on their near-term climate action plans.
On the other hand, climate activists see their plans frustrated, given that ten years ago, several countries committed to contributing U.S.$100 billion annually to implement the transition to developing countries of so-called clean energy, which has not happened, according to Reuters.
“Money talks, and if rich nations don’t restructure the debt of poor nations and commit $500 billion to climate action between 2020 and 2024, there’s no point in wasting time in these meetings,” said Oscar Soria, a U.S. activist.
Thunberg and her activism ideas have been highly questioned because it has even led her to interfere politically in countries such as India, where an investigation was launched for her actions.
Thus, the police in Delhi, India, charged her with “criminal conspiracy and promoting enmity,” based on sections 120B and 153-A of the country’s Penal Code.
In addition, Kapil Mishra, a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), argued that documents shared by Thunberg were evidence of international plans for “attacks” against India, according to the Daily Mail of Feb. 4.
In this context, for the Spanish political party Vox it is “an impostor” and “a “puppet girl” who unduly pressures nations, after she spoke at the climate summit in New York on Sept. 23, 2019, before the UN.
He also said that the teenager “is dedicated to traveling around the planet in drag blaming us for 90% of the plastic in the oceans being dumped by Asians and Africans,” referring to the same intervention.
The very issue of climate change has been hotly debated, and thousands of scientific studies refute his arguments.
In the middle of this month, the renowned Twitter user, @catturd2, recalled one of the several unfulfilled predictions of climate activists—the one issued by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
“The North Pole will be ice-free by summer 2013 due to man-made global warming—Al Gore, 2009. Only idiots believe these snake-oil-selling, snickering clowns on their way to the bank,” wrote Catturd.
Another prediction came from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,( D-N.Y.), a self-proclaimed socialist, who claimed in 2019 that the world would end in 12 years if we don’t radically transform our economy to combat climate change.
For his part, author Jarrett Stepman wrote on the subject, “We should be particularly suspicious of schemes such as the Green New Deal, which would entirely derail the American economy and place it under the power of government.”
He added: “One way or another, free societies will do a better job of adapting to any change in climate than the Venezuelas of the world, where the folly of man causes starvation and not natural disaster.”