Skip to comments.Greta Thunberg: Climate change 'as urgent' as coronavirus
Posted on 06/20/2020 3:34:16 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Greta Thunberg says the world needs to learn the lessons of coronavirus and treat climate change with similar urgency.
That means the world acting "with necessary force", the Swedish climate activist says in an exclusive interview with BBC News.
She doesn't think any "green recovery plan" will solve the crisis alone.
And she says the world is now passing a "social tipping point" on climate and issues such as Black Lives Matter.
"People are starting to realise that we cannot keep looking away from these things", says Ms Thunberg, "we cannot keep sweeping these injustices under the carpet".
She says lockdown has given her time to relax and reflect away from the public gaze.
The teenager believes the only way to avoid a climate crisis is to tear up contracts and abandon existing deals and agreements that companies and countries have signed up to.
"The climate and ecological crisis cannot be solved within today's political and economic systems", the Swedish climate activist argues. "That isn't an opinion. That's a fact."
She is shocked by the carbon-intensive lifestyles she saw in the US. "Apart from a few wind power plants and solar panels," she says, "there are no signs whatsoever of any sustainable transition, despite this being the richest country in the world."
Yet Greta Thunberg says she has been inspired by the way people have been responding to these injustices, particularly the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in May.
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Never heard of her.
Po lil Greta...
Been left behind...everyone’s ignoring the child...
Try drumming your heels on the floor and holding your breathe till you turn blue...
No one gives a damn about climate change right now.
Awwww the world isnt embracing this little sociopaths cause anymore. Not that she was ever irrelevant, but shes certainly not now. Go back to 2019, Greta.... nobody cares.
Your usefulness is about at an end little one.
Unless climate change will be used by the world government to shut down production worldwide and return us to an agrarian state - climate change is about to disappear
No one is so “over” as someone who is and doesn’t know it.
Go play with your dolls little girl. No one is listening to you.
I agree 100% with Greta on this.
CV is not urgent, and CC is as urgent as CV - ergo, neither are urgent.
ManBearPig Minimum may become the new "urgent".
“The climate and ecological crisis cannot be solved within today’s political and economic systems” mmmm (thinks) let me guess which system she thinks can solve the problem????
Oh yes the one that solves it by murdering millions of people, no people - no problem.
Did Gre-ta say anything about the riots, looting and fires created by leftists in the richest country in the world? Haven’t seen anything yet.
How dare you!
It is easy to be dismissive of them but I'd be careful about that position. What we're already seeing is an alliance lead by Marxist ideology and made up of Antifa, BLM and virtually all of the DemonRats. The climate change group of crazies and other envirowackos are already for the most part on the far left... green on the outside, red on the inside. Battles are won with both strategy and numbers and I have no doubt that the Marxist lead coalition will easily absorb the envirowackos into their midst quite seamlessly. This just means an even bigger mob to be contended with. I don't think envirowackos should be viewed as a separate group since they have very similar goals... the breakdown of society, corporations etc. We already have seen coup attempts against the Trump administration...even though they failed, I'm not looking forward to coup attempts by an even bigger out of control mob.
“She is shocked by the carbon-intensive lifestyles she saw in the US. “Apart from a few wind power plants and solar panels,” she says, “there are no signs whatsoever of any sustainable transition, despite this being the richest country in the world.”
Other than Nuclear, which the US has, Solar and Wind Power and Hydro which the US has plenty of,....what is there?
She don’t get around much does she, but lets face it she lives in a country of 10 million people, roughly about the size of a large city in the US.
The one thing I like about Greta is ?????.....yeah Nothing.
“No more wire hangers!”
Well I think she’s kind of right. It’s as serious as the virus which now has been shown to be no deadlier than the flu and almost never deadly to healthy people under 70
appropriate this is BBC, which virtually created the Greta phenomenon, just as they did with Extinction Rebellion, who are back out on the street in Australia:
20 Jun: The Age, Australia: About 300 people to take part in climate rally amid coronavirus fears
By Simone Fox Koob; With Michael Fowler, Rachel Eddie
About 300 people are expected to take part in a “socially distanced” climate change rally in Melbourne on Saturday, as concerns mount about rising numbers of coronavirus cases in Victoria.
Restrictions are due to be eased in Victoria on Monday, however, experts worry the state could be at the tipping point of a second wave of infections...
Saturday’s protest, organised by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, is due to take place from 2pm.
Organisers said they were planning on carrying out three forms of protest: a bike ride, road blocks and an art installation...
Extinction Rebellion organisers said protestors will be limited to travelling in groups of 20 to abide by coronavirus restrictions.
They say they are trying raise awareness that the “climate emergency is upon us and we must act now”.
“Our governments want a return to business as usual, with large public investment in dirty energy projects to kickstart the economy. The climate emergency is upon us and we must act now,” they said...
18 Jun: Climate Depot: Environmentalists lament: Its almost as if the lockdowns never happened Greens in mourning as lockdowns ease
by Marc Morano
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