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Reverend Saint Thunberg

Prerana Srinivasan

Greta Thunberg, a media sensation, the youth change-maker

leading the protest against climate change, is a Swedish born

activist who has received international recognition for her

school strike for climate change movement.


However, the purpose of this article is not to enlighten or bestow

her achievements upon you, for then the purpose of this document

would be rendered void. The matter of deliberation is that of

Thunberg’s credibility and if she has actually made an impact

on society apart from her wide presence on social media platforms.


Thunberg’s motivation for her movement is actually one that most of us could fall behind and support, however, when one starts to dig deep into the intricacies of her solution for climate change you cannot help but admit that it’s flawed.


Her solution is simply not viable for third world nations and when the said solution is closely examined one could even claim that it can be rendered into first world propaganda to stop third world nations from developing.


The president of the Russian Federation, Mr Vladimir Putin, dismissed Greta Thunberg’s recent speech at the United Nations, where she denounced world leaders for failing to combat climate change.


“I may disappoint you, but I don’t share the common excitement about the speech by Greta Thunberg,” Putin said at a forum in Moscow.


 “No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different,” Putin continued. “People in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden.”


Putin later said children who are passionate about environmental issues, like Thunberg, should be supported.


When we ponder upon such remarks, we can’t help but agree that backing the plan of a sixteen-year-old climate change activist who is not even equipped with the knowledge required to form a viable model for solving the solution at hand, is ridiculous.


Let us discuss another incident that can add to the many reasons why Ms. Thunberg’s actions are quite questionable.


Russian has a way to reuse nuclear fuel; electricity over there is plentiful and cheap now and will continue to be so thanks to the “Dual-Component System’s” perfected use of uranium. The upcoming “energy crisis” may have already been averted as cheap and seemingly endless power can be sought out over there, and if recycling can guarantee them the ability to reuse materials cheaply and effectively (which is already happening in Russia itself, with German cooperation) then humanity has a bright comfortable future ahead.


You would assume that climate change activists like Greta Thunberg would be absolutely thrilled by this news and yet there is a deafening silence because they want to impose their unviable solutions on the Earth, whether or whether not, it leads to the decimation of the planet, just to prove a point. Like all humans, she also has an agenda, one that is ruled over by her sheer foolishness, incompetence, and disregard for attention to detail.


In the month of August, she set sail for the United Nations. Greta Thunberg’s yacht, the Malizia II, delivered her to the UN climate conference in New York, two weeks after she first set sail from Europe. The transatlantic trip was a masterstroke in PR, with every major media outlet broadcasting updates on the journey and detailing the hardships Thunberg has endured – no toilet, no shower, and seasickness.


The accusations of hypocrisy rolled in thick and fast for good reason too, criticizing everything from the plastic water bottles used by the crew to the long-haul flights taken by the sailors responsible for returning the yacht to Europe, which is in fact justified.


 When asked about her agenda at a press conference, it was "shocking" that she was unable to provide the press with an adequate answer due to the fact that she had no printed documents in her vicinity, evidently, isn’t it a gamble to support one who isn’t aware of what they’re supporting themselves?


 This is with regard to the fact that Ms Thunberg, has been an internationally recognized climate change activist for the past two years and couldn’t defend herself without a sheet of parchment.


To conclude, it is imperative that one sees through the flaws of her policies before supporting her for her radical stance on climate change, the intricacies truly bring forth her lack of comprehension of the situation at hand.


Opinions expressed in this article are not those of The Echo nor of CHIREC International School’s, and our publishing of opinionated articles is not an endorsement of them.

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