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Greta Thunberg Threatens to Boycott the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Greta is incensed that rich countries are prioritising taking care of their own people, instead of sharing their Covid-19 vaccines with poor countries.

Greta Thunberg says she won’t attend COP26 summit if ‘vaccine nationalism’ continues

PUBLISHED FRI, APR 9 20217:28 AM EDT
Vicky McKeever@VMCKEEVERCNBC

  • “Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow COP26. But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms,” Thunberg tweeted Friday.
  • Thurberg said inequality was already at the heart of the climate crisis, adding that if people could not be vaccinated and travel to the summit to be equally represented, that would be “undemocratic.” 

LONDON — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has said she will not attend the high-profile United Nations climate change summit if current vaccination trends continue. 

Thunberg tweeted Friday morning in response to a BBC report which said she had “no plans” to attend the summit, known as COP26, which is due to take place in Glasgow, Scotland in November. 

“Of course I would love to attend the Glasgow COP26. But not unless everyone can take part on the same terms,” Thunberg tweeted. 

She argued that many countries were vaccinating “healthy young people” against Covid-19 at the expense of higher risk groups and front-line workers in other countries. 

Thurberg said inequality was already at the heart of the climate crisis, adding that if people could not be vaccinated and travel to the summit to be equally represented, that would be “undemocratic.” 

“Vaccine nationalism won’t solve the pandemic,” Thunberg said, arguing that “global problems need global solutions.” 

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/09/cop26-greta-thunberg-wont-go-if-vaccine-nationalism-continues.html

Greta has no consideration for the millions of working class people in rich countries, whose taxes paid for the vaccines she wants to redistribute.

Of course, if poor countries were rich, they could buy their own vaccines. So what is stopping poor countries from becoming rich?

The best economic analysis of global poverty I have read is P J O’Rourke’s economic treatise “Eat the Rich”. The evidence O’Rourke presents suggests the reason poor countries are poor is they are run by kleptocrats.

You might think some of the politicians who run the US are bad, and there are worrying trends, but the picture O’Rourke painted of the poorest nations was of rulers who never give the green shoots even the slightest chance to grow. In the worst places in the world, as soon as the local thugs in charge notice an accumulation of wealth, they swoop in and steal it, shooting anyone and breaking anything which gets in their way, leaving nothing behind but wreckage and carnage. People in poor countries rapidly learn the hard way that there is no point attracting attention by trying to improve their own lives, because they won’t be allowed to keep the fruits of their labour. Anyone with ambition in such places emigrates or joins the thugs. Or both.

Asia learned how to become rich because for a short time after the abrupt collapse of the Empire of Japan, the organs of government sanctioned theft were in disarray. When British government employee Sir John Cowperthwaite travelled to Hong Kong in the aftermath of WW2, after the Hong Kong people had been left to fend for themselves for a few months, he was so entranced by the beauty of watching poor people sort their own lives out, he dedicated the rest of his career to preventing the British government from intervening in the Hong Kong economy. Cowperthwaite’s policy of strict non-intervention gave birth to the Asian Miracle – an accumulation of wealth so rapid that even today, Hong Kong is richer per capita than Britain.

People in the most insanely deprived circumstances can rapidly accumulate wealth if they get the thieves off their backs. A few years ago I read the heartwarming story of Mesfin Getahun, an Ethiopian living in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, who in just a few years made 10s of thousands of dollars; not by preying on his fellows, but by helping to supply their basic needs. At the time Mesfin wanted to emigrate to the USA. I hope he made it; I think he would be an asset for any nation which accepts him.

If Greta wants to help poor people buy vaccines, instead of cheerleading UN sanctioned theft, she should be urging the people of poor countries to go all George Washington on the tyrant thieves who are keeping them poor. Use the money accumulated in the offshore bank accounts of kleptocrats to pay for the health needs of poor countries. Let people in rich countries who have worked hard for their money keep what they have earned – including the right to receive a vaccine which they helped pay for through their taxes.

Maybe if Greta had gone to school a bit more she would know all this.

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Damon
April 9, 2021 10:10 pm

I’d be interested to know the Thunberg family income over the past couple of years. Little Greta has apparently travelled to both North and South America, and returned to Sweden, buying only one train ticket along the way.

Richard Page
Reply to  Damon
April 10, 2021 6:55 am

Her parents both have had well-paid jobs so she’s been well off all of her life. Her personal net worth has been estimated at around $1M, excluding her parents worth and her charitable foundation of course. Just goes to show that if you start young enough and scream angrily about the right subject, idiot’s will throw money for you to shut up and go away.

Lrp
Reply to  Richard Page
April 10, 2021 8:50 am

Professional protester. Why would she need to go to school.

Doc
Reply to  Lrp
April 10, 2021 4:00 pm

Why would she learn a skill to do anything constructive ?

April 9, 2021 10:17 pm

Greta Thunberg threatening to boycott the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference would be an unexpected benefit flowing from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bryan A
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
April 10, 2021 12:02 am

It certainly is one way of lowering her profile though Biden might be upset if he couldn’t Smell Her Hair

Martin
Reply to  Bryan A
April 10, 2021 7:44 am

He can probably smell her hair from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean !!

Stephen Skinner
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
April 10, 2021 2:41 am

Agreed, but it then denies the chance to hear one of her childish but entertaining rants. The downside is of course that a lot of leaders think she is great.

Redge
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
April 10, 2021 4:14 am
"Let me in, or I'll squeem and squeem until I'm sick"


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Robertvd
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
April 10, 2021 7:45 am

But Who wants to be in Glasgow in november ???

Photios
Reply to  Robertvd
April 10, 2021 12:51 pm

I do – but not for Greta and the Greenies.
I live here.

sendergreen
Reply to  Robertvd
April 10, 2021 12:52 pm

I would, but not during the conference. Another week to pub cruise, sampling single malts

H.R.
Reply to  Robertvd
April 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Robertvd: But Who wants to be in Glasgow in november ???

LOL!👍👍🤣🤣🤣

My wife is the product of generations untold of Glaswegians and a U.S. military guy.

I’m an American who has, so far, sat out the sojourns of Mrs. H.R. (now American) when she visits kith & kin in Glasgow.

That was a good question and a sanity test, if you’re not from there, or confirmation of residence if you are from Glasgow.

Anyone who doesn’t live in Glasgow and wants to go there in November is nuckin’ futz!

Mike Lowe
Reply to  nicholas tesdorf
April 10, 2021 12:49 pm

May I formally thank Greta, on behalf of most Glaswegians, for her absence.

Bill Toland
Reply to  Mike Lowe
April 12, 2021 2:42 am

As another Glaswegian, I approve your comment. If Greta wants to come to Glasgow in November with no carbon footprint, I propose that she swims here.

Steve Case
April 9, 2021 10:24 pm

Greta Thunberg Threatens to Boycott the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! First chuckle of the day.

I’ll have to read the rest of the article to see if there’s some more to tickle the funny bone.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Steve Case
April 10, 2021 10:45 am

Ha ha+++

mikebartnz
April 9, 2021 10:25 pm

I just wish everyone would ignore the ignorant little twerp. This is the second article about her today I have seen. There is nothing between her ears and she is just doing what her handlers tell her so don’t give her airtime.

Jit
Reply to  mikebartnz
April 10, 2021 12:48 am

Ignore? The BBC is currently in the middle of airing a 3-part series, “Greta Thunberg: A Year to Save the World.” Each episode is 1 hour, and it’s being broadcast at 9pm on Mondays on the primary channel.

Other than the chance to count the sycophants who pay her tribute, I’m not sure what the point is of watching it. Episode 2: Greta Goes Skiing with the Slightly-Ashamed Jet Set (I paraphrase slightly) is on this Monday.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Jit
April 10, 2021 3:27 am

Meme logic: A reporterette asked a Plain Folk Amishman to what did he attribute his community’s avoidance of CoViD-19. He replied, “We do not have television.”

Without the SJW networks the world would be a much more peaceful place.

Graemethecat
Reply to  Jit
April 10, 2021 3:57 am

You will be relieved to know that viewership of the BBC among the 18-30 age group in the UK is tiny and falling. The Beeb is on the way out.

Richard Page
Reply to  mikebartnz
April 10, 2021 6:59 am

I wish. There’s even a bloody statue of her in Winchester University. Apparently the students hate it and wanted the money spent on helping them get a degree.

DrEd
Reply to  mikebartnz
April 10, 2021 7:11 am

Her parents, her “educators”, and those who exploit her should be prosecuted for child abuse.

H.R.
Reply to  DrEd
April 10, 2021 7:07 pm

DrEd – I wish I could click your comment’s upvote a few thousand times more.

It really is pure child exploitation. Greta and Mongo are just pawns in the game of life.

Joe
Reply to  H.R.
April 10, 2021 9:47 pm

Sorry, who is Mongo again?

Gary
Reply to  Joe
April 11, 2021 10:48 am

Mongo is the enforcer from Blazing Saddles. Played by Alex Karras. Greatest movie of all time.

Bill Powers
Reply to  mikebartnz
April 10, 2021 7:29 am

Mike when did Joe Biden change his preferred pronoun to Her?

sendergreen
Reply to  mikebartnz
April 10, 2021 11:10 am

Greta has some genuine special needs that cause me to have sympathy for her personally. She hasn’t had a normal life for some time. Think of the difficulties of young people vaulted into ultra high attention, often high income positions … star hockey players … music stars, etc. Many have no internal mechanisms to handle sudden fame, and wealth in a mature manner. A hard enough road for people with average capacities. Precisely because they are immature. Greta comes to this with a set of real “special needs”.

Someday like all “stars” … her worth to the professional activists will wane. Does she have people to lean on 24/7/365 when the cameras stop flashing, the travel ends, the entourage, and funding disappears ? Can anyone see her functioning to fully take care of herself independently, and quite possibly suddenly … say five years from now at age 23 ?

Joe
Reply to  sendergreen
April 10, 2021 9:56 pm

She may end up with a bad case of Winehouse-Morrison-Cobain syndrome in late 2029 if she’s not very careful. It tends to come with the territory in some folks.

Robert of Texas
April 9, 2021 10:30 pm

“Greta Thunberg Threatens to Boycott the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference”
Uh…Good? As in good riddance. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out…

High Treason
April 9, 2021 10:36 pm

Poor countries are kind of lucky they are NOT getting the poison vaccines.
If you look at how cAGW and COVID are sold to the public, they use the same tactics. The ends are the same- we lose our wealth and we lose our freedom.

Scissor
Reply to  High Treason
April 10, 2021 6:17 am

The same kind of propaganda is being done re: the George Floyd murder trial. It’s as if the corporate media wants riots to ensue.

AWG
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 10:06 am

I’m totally impressed that of all the people who are said to have died <s>from</s> with CoViD, George Floyd, who had CoViD, is not enumerated among the CoViD deaths.

Joe
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 9:57 pm

Nothing boosts ratings like a sizable catastrophe.

Hari Seldon
April 9, 2021 10:41 pm

I have the very strong feeling, that the world will survive very well the absence of Saint Greta. Maybe her family could sell her 9500,- euro chair from IKEA, and she could donate the money to buy vaccines for poor people in third world countries.

Photios
Reply to  Hari Seldon
April 10, 2021 12:54 pm

Don’t you like poor people in third world countries?

Hari Seldon
Reply to  Photios
April 11, 2021 9:26 pm

???? Sorry, I couldn’t understand your question. Please, could you help me? Thank you in advance.

Izaak Walton
April 9, 2021 10:44 pm

Eric,
I agree completely. Why should my taxes go towards paying for vaccines for pensioners who haven’t paid taxes for years. Surely I have more of a right to a vaccine as a tax-payer than an 80 year old living off the state in a retirement home? And while I am at it I will stop the vaccine manufacturers from exporting vaccines that other countries have paid for until I have stockpiled enough vaccine for myself and my family for years to come.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 9, 2021 11:10 pm

How dare you?

fred250
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 9, 2021 11:31 pm

YAWN !!

fred250
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 9, 2021 11:34 pm

Those 80 years olds BUILT the places and towns you live in ….. using FOSSIL FUELS

They have paid their share of tax…

Have you. !

Do they tax your “unemployable benefit” ?

Tired Old Nurse
Reply to  fred250
April 9, 2021 11:54 pm

In the US unemployment benefits are indeed taxable. Not sure what that has to do with Covid vaccinations.

sendergreen
Reply to  Tired Old Nurse
April 10, 2021 11:57 am

He said “unemployable” benefit. I think he means state supports like welfare, student grants, student loans their “comrades” want to wipe off the books as free. Overall, people who have little to no contributions to society, trashing the people who built the streets they ride their stolen bikes on. Glad I could clear that up for you.

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John Endicott
Reply to  Tired Old Nurse
April 13, 2021 5:44 am

You have to have been employed at some point prior to collecting unemployment benefits. “umemployable” implies no such employment history. It’s a subtle jab, but the scare quotes around the phrase should have been enough to catch on to what Fred was doing there.

Sara
Reply to  fred250
April 10, 2021 7:36 am

In the US, Social Security Retirement Income is taxable, as is any individually-owned retirement account. I’ve paid into SocSec since I was 16. Then they added the Medicare tax.

I don’t know where the idea comes from that retirees and elderly don’t pay taxes, but it is baloney.

BobM
Reply to  Sara
April 10, 2021 8:34 am

Depending on your income, up to 85% of your Social Security benefit may be taxable. Why 85%? Because for the average Social Security recipient, 15% of their benefit is money returned to them from their taxes and their employer’s taxes paid in for them by their employer. Most Social Security recipients will get back at least seven times what they and their employers put into the system, plus interest.

That means the remaining 85%, is depending on how you want to look at it, a taxable gift, a wealth transfer, elderly welfare, or whatever. Years ago, Congress decided to tax that “free money” portion of the SS benefit check as income, because that is what it is, the “income” portion of the benefit vs. the portion returned from the “premiums”, i.e., the taxes, paid in. The average Social Security recipient gets back EVERYTHING put in by themselves and their employers, plus interest, in just under two years of receiving benefits. Everything after that is essentially someone else’s money given to them by the power of government to fleece one and enrich another. Sadly, most believe they paid for their benefit, but have no idea that they are really participating in a huge government-sponsored Ponzi scheme, only capable of existing because of the national and generational aspects.

Of course, the system is stacked such that the lower your benefit, and therefore the more of your benefit which is “free” money/welfare, the lower the percent which is taxable, and those that paid in the most and subsidize the system the most, are taxed at the 85% rate. Medicare does the same thing, doubling and tripling your Medicare Part B premium based on your income, not your health.

John Endicott
Reply to  Sara
April 13, 2021 5:57 am

Indeed, Sara. The notable exceptions are Roth accounts (because you already paid taxes on the contribution going into the account) and HSA accounts (which are designed for paying medical expenses)

That said, some elderly don’t make enough to be taxed, but that has nothing to do with their age – the younger poor folk similarly don’t make enough to be taxed. That’s because we here in the US have a “progressive” tax system, something Izaak is supposedly for, yet here he is arguing against it. will wonders never cease.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 9, 2021 11:56 pm

You don’t even know how to write good sarcasm.

fretslider
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 12:27 am

Pensioners in the UK pay taxes

Can you get me a rebate?

Mr. Lee
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 1:40 am

Izaak, so if somebody you knew and loved died because a vaccine they could have received was shipped to some third world country, then you would be cool with that? Boy, what a great guy you are!

ozspeaksup
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 3:35 am

i could hope youre forgetting the S/ on your post?
i guess your parents who worked and paid taxes would expect vaccine if they want it?
assuming you had parents? and they worked at all
stopping export of PAID FOR vaccines, without which funding they might not have been made so fast or at all..hmm
frankly OD on the vax and spare us your presence

Juan Slayton
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 7:26 am

…pensioners who haven’t paid taxes for years.

Izaak, could you introduce me to one of these geezers? I want to find out how he does it. My STRS benefits are almost entirely taxed. I also pay property taxes, sales taxes, fuel taxes, and a boatload of taxes that are embedded in the other things that I buy.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 7:29 am

I don’t know what it is like wherever you live, but I’m still paying taxes! How come you are always off base with your comments? Is it congenital, or something that just came on with age?

John Endicott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
April 13, 2021 5:59 am

Izaak lives off the government teat, so assumes everyone else does as well.

Gary Pearse
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 12:28 pm

I believe Izaak is pulling your leg folks with his out-of-character ‘meaness’.

Richard Page
Reply to  Gary Pearse
April 10, 2021 5:03 pm

Maybe, but he’s only saying what the EU are doing!

John Endicott
Reply to  Gary Pearse
April 13, 2021 6:02 am

Oh for sure Izaak is trying to be snide and sarcastic. And failing. It doesn’t work when you are basing it on falsehood (such as the elderly don’t pay any taxes) as it only highlights your own ignorance rather than say anything about the subject the attempt at snide sarcasm was aimed at.

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Hari Seldon
Reply to  Izaak Walton
April 10, 2021 11:20 pm

In Germany even pensioners pay taxes.

Andy Espersen
April 9, 2021 10:48 pm

Climate conferences are useless and meaningless – with or without that young women. So why worry – why even write a WUWT article about it?

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 12:03 am

Mockery and ridicule are powerful weapons when everyone knows the Emperor has no clothes.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 10, 2021 3:32 am

Now there’s a thought. Perhaps St. Greta has ulterior personal motives in trolling conferences. How else is an unattractive mental defective going to lose what every girl has?

Martin
Reply to  Andy Espersen
April 10, 2021 7:48 am

Does Greta identify as a woman? I’d never have guessed

Barry. P
April 9, 2021 10:49 pm

Greta is right about the inequality in the system, the only trouble is she has no understanding that the support for the Elites C19 release/vaccination program and climate change hoax are the Elites vehicles to a massive wealth shift under the World Economic Forum, the basic enslavement of the masses under Agenda 2030/21, and achieving their goal of a corporate New World Order under a One World fascist government, hell bent on drastically reducing the world’s population.

Andi Cockroft
April 9, 2021 10:57 pm

Careful, Greta will stamp her little foot. Maybe she’ll go down the garden and eat worms?

Nobody loves me
Everybody hates me
Going to the garden to eat worms
Big fat juicy ones
Tiny little squiggly ones
Watch them wriggle and squirm

Bite their heads off
Suck their juice out
Throw their skins away
I don’t see how birds can live on
Worms three times a day

3rd verse:*
The first one was easy,
the second one was queasy,
The third one got caught in my throat.
Big fat juicy worms, slip slop slimy worms, fuzzy wuzzy little worms

Nobody loves me
Everybody hates me
Going to the garden to eat worms
Long thin slimy ones
Short fat juicy ones
Gooey, gooey, gooey, gooey, worms

Long thin slimy ones slip down easily
Short fat juicy ones stick
Short fat juicy ones stick between your teeth
And the juice goes slurp, slurp, slurp

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/miscellaneouslyrics/childsongslyrics/nobodylovesmelyrics.html

Peta of Newark
Reply to  Andi Cockroft
April 10, 2021 1:44 am

sigh
If only her mother had done that, while she had ‘a twinkle in her eye’

Then the hapless cow wouldn’t have been simultaneously anaemic and Vitamin B deficient – thus going on to produce a child (2 children in fact) with a without properly constructed and functioning brains.
Her own mother, Greta’s gran, also.

No. Leave out the Buck Pass. It is not genetic (nature)
Autism is ‘nurture’ – or the very definite lack of same

If only people beyond age 50 ate a few worms now and again.
They wouldn’t then spend the last 10 years of their lives, (haha) diagnosed as having Alzheimer’s, wearing nappies/diapers while being systematically milked for every penny and possession they ever had.
Or dropping like flies from ‘co-morbidities’ Sweet mercy.

Simply one penny per day ## for a B12 tablet would have given them, their families and carers, their physical, mental and social lives back.
We treat animals better than that.

Speaking of animals………
Moles (Talpa europaea and its cousins) eat worms. Lots of worms.

One of the odd things about moles is that they have specially adapted blood and Haemoglobin – allowing them to exist in environments containing very high levels of Carbon Dioxide

Why would that be……….

## Would also be ‘a solution’ for malaria.
Mozzies and other blood sucking & biting critters cannot abide the smell of the B vitamins.
(You know, that sweet slightly sickly yeasty smell classically in ‘Marmite’ **)

If your personal Vitamin B status is normal-to-high, they won’t bite you. Bite someone else instead
It’s a big part of why humans have noses, especially girls when looking for a mate. They ‘sense’ the Vitamin B level of their potential/intended mate.

The scent/smell of of Vitamin B indicates a ‘Good & Successful Hunter’ – i.e. someone who can/could supply her (and her baby) with a reliable supply of Vitamin B – thus the pair of them stand a good chance of producing a Good Baby
Also, he will act as a walking talking mosquito repellant if they stay in close company
(And you thought they were attracted to something else)

As opposed to a Successful Gatherer’
Gatherers are Mating No-Noes and Fails, plants don’t contain Vitamin B

Pennies dropping anywhere – is that where some or all of The Babies have gone?
How could Ehrlich have seen that coming, the epic success of the Mediterranean Diet in reducing population, at both ends of the age-range.

** Wonders if that ‘Marmite’ connection is why Vegemite is so popular ‘Down Under’

Engage brain:
Australia is a Desert – i.e. a place of very low organic soil and thus devoid of worms – there’s nothing there for them to eat. i.e. Soil organic matter

But, Soil Organic Matter is in fact mostly bacteria – some of those bacteria make Vitamin B in our stomachs – should we happen to ingest them either by accident or design
Hence why Aussies like Vegemite – they are self-medicating on ‘Fake Soil’
As do many folks in this part of the world via Marmite, also Bovril

funny old world innit

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ozspeaksup
Reply to  Peta of Newark
April 10, 2021 3:41 am

made me smile
hate to tell you but Aus does have some rather amazing worms even in dry areas like WA before machine ag they had manyfeet long earthworms(machinery sliced n diced the poor buggers rather well) coastal areas etc have healthy populations again tending to less in farmed soils using chem.I have crap soils multi mineral deficiencies but still have massive worm populations when its a bit damp

Charles Fairbairn
Reply to  Andi Cockroft
April 10, 2021 8:36 am

Love it. We had a picture hanging in the hall when I was around 5, with the first verse underneath. My first vague understanding of what resilience means.

Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 9, 2021 11:10 pm

Didn’t the University of Winchester just install a $US27K bronze statue of Greta an their campus? She is clearly an important person.

robin townsend
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 10, 2021 1:10 am

yes, everyone is fuming about it. it was a vanity project of the outgoing dean. even the students hate it.

Gunga Din
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 10, 2021 10:47 am

Strange.
They are putting up statues to honor a high school drop out yet here in the US they are tearing down statues of those that helped build the US.
And don’t be fooled into thinking they are just taking down Civil War confederate statues.
If they had their way the Jefferson, the Washington and the Lincoln memorials would also become “history”.
Long past the time that “Cancel Culture” be cancelled.

Brent Qually
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 10, 2021 1:50 pm

When the children of today become the angry young adults of tomorrow, and see how badly their future has been compromised by green-debt socialism, Greta statue heads will roll.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 11, 2021 11:58 am

And road/bridge funding are now called racial divide tools that must be relegated to 5% of the “infrastructure” stimulus. Go look it up.

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 11, 2021 11:54 am

What are the carbon emissions of that and where were the metals mined?

ResourceGuy
Reply to  Retired_Engineer_Jim
April 11, 2021 12:35 pm
April 9, 2021 11:13 pm

Is it true that Tamino (Grant Foster) has stopped posting about global warming?

The reason being that he has moved from Maine to California, and he is enjoying the much warmer climate.

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Sheldon Walker
April 9, 2021 11:58 pm

Climate refugee.
Just in the opposite direction the Alarmists theory would predict.

Peter Hollander
April 9, 2021 11:15 pm

What contribution could Greta make as a non-scientist without a paper to present?

Joel O’Bryan
Reply to  Peter Hollander
April 10, 2021 12:00 am

COP is a political process. No science allowed, only consensus science is discussed.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 10, 2021 1:15 am

Consensus science = Lysenkoism.

Oldseadog
Reply to  Peter Hollander
April 10, 2021 2:28 am

But, but, she is on BBC1 every day telling us that next Monday she will speak to us but not giving opinions, just giving us the science.
Does that not make her a scientist?

I just hope someone with more patience than me makes a note of all her scientific facts and then publishes any falsehoods.

No point in sending them to her, though, she won’t pay any attention.

Mumbles McGuirck
Reply to  Oldseadog
April 10, 2021 6:21 am

Is Greta a scientist? She’s Bill Nye without the bow tie.

Doug Huffman
Reply to  Mumbles McGuirck
April 10, 2021 10:54 am

Look lower. Every sailor knows how to tie that …

John Endicott
Reply to  Peter Hollander
April 13, 2021 6:12 am

What actual scientific papers have ever been presented at COP? It is and always has been a purely political circus (the only “papers” being treaties, agreements, and other purely political documents) it’s not a scientific forum.. Even if someone wanted to present a scientific paper, it would first have to conform to the political narrative to even get in the door, which would make it a political propaganda rather than a serious scientific paper. Scientific papers should be presented to scientific forums, not political forums.

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Richard
April 9, 2021 11:16 pm

Along with Portuguese and German courts “Austrian Court Rules PCR Test Not Suitable For COVID-19 Diagnosis And That Lockdowns Has No Legal Basis” – https://greatgameindia.com/austria-court-pcr-test/

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Richard
April 10, 2021 1:57 am

Very true, they do not use the PCR test here in Portugal. However, that did not stop the lockdowns! Restaurants and shops are still closed with the exception of essentials. Grocery stores, hardware stores, computer/phone/appliance stores, and plant nurseries are open. They even shut down the beaches until just three weeks ago! The populace is getting antsy, Easter is a big deal here and it was again canceled.

fred250
April 9, 2021 11:32 pm

Greta–

SO WHAT…… WHO CARES. !!

Joel O’Bryan
April 9, 2021 11:53 pm

Greta’s handlers want the spotlight for their Greta puppet. Greta will go to Glasgow …. guaranteed.

DMacKenzie
Reply to  Joel O’Bryan
April 10, 2021 9:34 am

And is a shoe-in for the part of Sasette in the next Smurfs movie…

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PCman999
April 10, 2021 12:05 am

Actually I support Greta and think that everyone should boycott the Glasgow COP26 Climate Conference until inequality has been banished. Seriously, fatcat scientists rich on climate cash hobnobbing in fancy hotels at the expense of tax payers when millions of people don’t know where their next meal is coming from? When they are living rough in developing countries and even near the Hollywood and Silicon Valley elite? Cancel the climate hypocrisy and force the scientists to cancel their flights and hotels – and keep whatever variant of Covid they have at home. Cancel the insanity once and for all.

Richard (the cynical one)
April 10, 2021 12:13 am

The blinkered green left views wealth creation as a wrong committed against all who don’t, won’t or can’t create wealth. Their default solution then is to appropriate that wealth, redistribute part of it to the don’ts, won’ts and can’ts, and retain the balance for themselves. All in the name of the greater good, of course. It is inconceivable to them that wealth creation lifts everybody.

Interested Observers
Reply to  Richard (the cynical one)
April 10, 2021 1:23 am

From the article: “People … can rapidly accumulate wealth if they get the thieves off their backs.”

The left are the thieves! They want to steal other people’s money because they’re too lazy or too stupid to create any wealth themselves. It’s why so many of them end up working in government bureaucracies.

Vincent Causey
April 10, 2021 12:21 am

This article is actually about corruption and theft in developing countries, using Greta as a hook. But it makes some excellent points nonetheless.

fretslider
April 10, 2021 12:25 am

Let’s hope “We Don’t HaveTime’s” PR golden girl doesn’t turn up

The only green way to get here is with the migrant dinghies, although they do get a Border Farce escort ashore

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  fretslider
April 10, 2021 2:02 am

If she starts now, she can walk down to Denmark then get a small boat to row across the North Sea to Scotland. Her resultant carbon footprint would be minuscule.

Redge
April 10, 2021 12:27 am

No doubt Greta will deign to make an appearance once her handlers have signed the contracts for the television rights/book deal/appearance fee etc

Henry Keswick
April 10, 2021 12:40 am

A high school dropout with zero scientific knowledge who’s been brainwashed by climate activists won’t be attending the COP26 circus. Every (Covid) cloud has a sliver lining!

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  Henry Keswick
April 10, 2021 1:16 am

Mentally ill school dropout. FTFY.

dk_
April 10, 2021 12:41 am

I was under the impression that Greta and her Dad were one of the primary COVID vectors from Chinese infection at Davos to Sweden. Actors, right?

James Snook
April 10, 2021 12:43 am

Unbelievably, the BBC said yesterday that her failure to attend will be “a blow to the (British) Government”.

They get worse and worse.

Chaswarnertoo
Reply to  James Snook
April 10, 2021 1:17 am

🤣 BBC!

a happy little debunker
April 10, 2021 1:09 am

Wonder what actions she is advocating considering that her ‘EU co-patriots’ are denying shipments of the vaccine to Australia – that was trying to gift them to Papua New Guinea?

B Clarke
April 10, 2021 1:09 am

The WHO also are telling a similar story https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-56698854,

The BBC article is a much more watered down account of funburgs reasons, mark carney pops up in the same article, who won’t be drawn on if the cop26 will take place ,the best he can say is

I think if we’ve learned anything in the last 13 months, it’s that’s it’s not wise to make bold predictions about what’s going to happen three, six months ahead in terms of logistics, so the honest answer is I don’t know”, Mr Carney told presenter Adam Fleming.”

Its possible they are preparing to abandon this years conference for more reasons than their prepaired to admit.

fretslider
Reply to  B Clarke
April 10, 2021 1:54 am

Boy we sure hope it’s off

saveenergy
April 10, 2021 1:11 am

Like all perishable commodities, the regrettable child has past it’s sell-by & best-before dates;
it is no longer fit for human consumption.

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Abolition Man
Reply to  saveenergy
April 10, 2021 1:31 am

Nah! She was always too acrid and bitter for the discerning palate!
It seems that only those afflicted with hive minds, like ants, happily sucked up her vile spew!

Coeur de Lion
April 10, 2021 1:33 am

Doom pixie Thunberg has yet to explain her solution to the 1.3 billion that daily burn down her‘collapsing ecosystems’ because they lack electricity. That’s the cause of poverty. The answer? Fossil fuelled power stations.

Coeur de Lion
April 10, 2021 1:42 am

Further to. Of course Greta will attend COP26. She’s just conned you all and everyone else to get headlines. Clever. Ish. But now she’ll gracefully agree to grace the event and give a series of press conferences which wil shame the West into impoverishment.

Mr. Lee
April 10, 2021 1:43 am

Greta is a pioneer. She is exploring the far reaches of being insufferable.

JohnC
April 10, 2021 1:46 am

There’s a programme about her on the BBC “I am Greta”, shown in January. Then tomorrow evening there’s the first episode in a series about “climate change” starting with the Solomon Islands and Australia. This has Ade Adepitan, a paralympian jetting round the world. The BBC have switched back to climate disaster from CoViD19.

fretslider
Reply to  JohnC
April 10, 2021 1:55 am

The BBC?

The Propaganda Service

On the outer Barcoo
Reply to  fretslider
April 10, 2021 8:22 am

British B/s Corporation?

Abolition Man
April 10, 2021 1:49 am

Eric,
Excellent article!
It seems that our ruling elite has given up on winning the consent of the governed; they’re now going to join the rest of the murderous kleptocrats infesting the UN and rule by diktat and decree! That must be why they are so intent on importing a new, permanent underclass with little education or experience with liberty!
I wish someone with Willis-like skills could give us a breakdown of the current members of the UN. I’d be interested to see what percentage of the populations represented there enjoy basic rights and freedoms! How many women can vote, or even drive? How extensive is the human trafficking of women and children? Of course, with the ChiComs as members everything gets a little skewed in the wrong direction!
At least they were able to fix that pesky liberty virus rearing it’s ugly head in Hong Kong! It’s good they were able to kill two birds with the one stone of the Fauxi virus they made!

SebMagee
April 10, 2021 2:44 am

“Maybe if Greta had gone to school a bit more she would know all this.”

Sadly they dont teach anything like this in schools anymore, they havent for decades. Only the politically correct view, in which the UN is doing all it can to fight poverty in theese places. When it is accually quite the opposite, the UN is helping the tirants mantain the status quo.

Matthew Sykes
April 10, 2021 2:49 am

Nice cover story for not having been invited.

Paul C
April 10, 2021 3:14 am

Perhaps she will be the trendsetter, and everyone will boycott the useless climate jamboree. That would save the emission of tons of plant food.

David Kamakaris
April 10, 2021 4:00 am

Greta, GET A JOB!

Redge
Reply to  David Kamakaris
April 10, 2021 4:10 am

Like all influenzas “influencers”, she has a job – her job is Being Greta.

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Redge
April 10, 2021 1:09 pm

She’s famous for being famous!

migueldelrio
April 10, 2021 4:00 am

The entire world will pay if we’re overrun by vaccine-resistant variants.

Suggest inoculating everyone very soon.

Ed Zuiderwijk
April 10, 2021 4:07 am

I have even shorter advice for Greta: Stay home and do something useful.

John Endicott
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
April 13, 2021 6:20 am

I have even shorter advice for her: Stay home period.

James
April 10, 2021 4:25 am

After vaccination started, transmission has increased in almost all countries. See the global situation (cases and deaths) after the start of vaccination, see what happened in Brazil and there are more and more examples coming up. For poor countries like Africa and India (India nearly controlled without vaccination!), COVID-19 was not at all much of a problem before vaccination started and death rates were much less compared to the western countries. After the vaccination programme started the situation is suddenly changing in poor countries and more and more deaths are reported. All policy people need to thoroughly analyse the situation and stop vaccination in poor countries. An urgent thorough investigation is required.

Scissor
Reply to  James
April 10, 2021 6:24 am

On the other end of the spectrum, Israel and the UK have high levels of vaccination and cases and deaths are trending toward zero. All of this could be coincidental.

James
Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 9:33 am

The correlation is too strong and needs attention. Could it be a new plan to destroy third world countries? Greta needs to check and verify that the coincident is much stronger than CO2 and global temperature.

UK and Israel now shows a decrease due to strict lockdown. Check South Africa, where vaccination started only mid-February and it performed much better than UK and Israel. After vaccination started the death in Israel and UK in three and half months exceeded the death of previous 10 months.

Reply to  Scissor
April 10, 2021 2:20 pm

Have a look to Germany.

R0 is today 1.99.
On the one hand, they tell us ab out mutation is guilty (the “British” one)
secondly the 3 wave begann mid February, as the vaccination numbers increased.

James
Reply to  Krishna Gans
April 10, 2021 3:27 pm

Exactly! Have anyone heard of so many mutations before vaccination started? Check for UK, as it started vaccination on 8th December and what happened just after that. Just check, even when they suddenly increase the number of vaccination there is a sudden surge. It is clear for all countries. Why less attention on that fact?

Joao Martins
April 10, 2021 4:33 am

Why have schools?
Just think about all the knowledge you will acquire if you drop out of school: climatology, economy, inorganic chemistry (how to see carbon dioxide in atmosphere), immunology, epidemiology,… what else?…

Bruce Cobb
April 10, 2021 4:52 am

The unholy alliance of Big Green with Big Red isn’t one without strife. Each has teamed up with the other though, in hopes of making both stronger. The unspoken rule is for one to never criticize the other, but Greta has a habit of ignoring the rules for her own benefit. I also suspect that for Greta, the faux issue of “Climate Change” is just a (sometimes) convenient means to her Socialist goals.

rah
April 10, 2021 5:18 am

Has little Greta and her family refused or will they refuse their vaccines so that people in poor countries could have them? Of course not!

Walter Sobchak
April 10, 2021 5:43 am

Great boycotts COP26: Bug or Feature?

Looks like a feature to me. How will she attention whore when the Media is in Glasgow getting drunk on the taxpayers’s dime?

John K. Sutherland.
April 10, 2021 6:30 am

Scoldilocks (Thunderpants) strikes again!

Mumbles McGuirck
April 10, 2021 6:31 am

Here’s a saucy idea. Climate ‘denying’ Scots should band together, buy Pipi Longstocking wigs and dresses, and grace COP26 as The Greta Thunberg Brigade! If street theater is good enough for XR then give ’em back the same.

Shoki Kaneda
April 10, 2021 6:46 am

Oh, no! What a disaster! Give her anything she wants.

Clyde Spencer
April 10, 2021 7:23 am

Greta isn’t going to attend? OMG! What are we going to do? The world revolves around her.

John Endicott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
April 13, 2021 6:21 am

Certainly the meme industry will be devastated if she doesn’t attend.

Craig from Oz
April 10, 2021 7:29 am

Greta is an adult now. She and her handlers know that if she turns up she will no longer qualify for Kiddy Meals and discounts.

Martin
April 10, 2021 7:29 am

So Greta the doom goblin is now concerned about democracy – except when the plebs democratically choose things that are not to her liking – them she makes an ugly face and screams “how dare you !!”

I think she perhaps deserves a little credit for confirming that the COP 26 jamboree is not about anything climate related – but is in reality all about “inequality”. The generally accepted solution to this “problem” is to send vast amounts of money from the Western countries to third world tyrannies – so that their benevolent leaders can buy new fleets of Mercedes S class EV’s in order to prove their green credentials

Stephen Skinner
April 10, 2021 7:42 am

The Industrial Revolution and all the wealth created from it was NOT the product of Royal Decree or Act of Parliament or any ‘Central Planning’. It was also not the product of colonialism, the patriarchy or slavery. Nearly all empires prior to the British Empire followed a tyrannical model and used similar methods of gaining wealth which usually meant controlling land for food and having sufficient men and horses and having slaves. Man power and horse power were essential. These empires did not become as fantastically wealthy as Great Britain did in such a short time.
Following the restoration of the monarchy, Charles II tried to close down the London Coffee houses as he considered people freely associating without consideration of class or gender seditious. He failed and these institutes allowed the free flow of capital to wherever an investor deemed profitable. Capitalism was one thread. The other two equally or perhaps more important threads were the agricultural revolution followed by the Industrial (engineering and science) revolution, all driven by largely ‘uneducated’ freely associating individuals. Colonialism opened up markets or rather trade routes for some commodities like tea, sugar, spices and cotton, but these are largely luxuries and you need wealth first. Newcomen’s atmospheric engine and then Trevithick’s high pressure steam engines is where the modern world and abundant wealth originates. With the steam engine Great Britain was able to mimic a country of much larger amounts of man and horse power but also expanded this power exponentially as the largely ‘uneducated’ made improvements on improvements. With this wealth it was possible to improve working and living conditions but also spend considerable time and resources eliminating slavery, Thanks to the burning of coal in the new steam engines the Whale was saved from extinction and the large forests of Europe were saved from clear felling and wealth and life expectancy started to improve for all, not just those at the top. Engine power is still measured in horse power.

Greta Thunberg (a non-UK teenager with no qualifications in any profession)
“This ongoing irresponsible behaviour will no doubt be remembered in history as one of the greatest failures of humankind. You lied to us. You gave us false hope. You told us that the future was something to look forward to.
The UK, was very special due to its “mind-blowing historical carbon debt, (a reference to the country’s record as the birthplace of industrialisation). But this was also, because its claims of world-leading progress on cutting emissions are partly the result of “creative accounting” and are belied by the government’s plans for more high-emissions projects.
The UK’s active current support of new exploitation of fossil fuels, like for example the UK shale gas fracking industry, the expansion of its North Sea oil and gas fields, the expansion of airports, as well as the planning permission for a brand new coalmine, is beyond absurd,”

Response from Michael Gove (a UK representative of UK citizens):
“Your voice – still, calm and clear – is like the voice of our conscience, When I listened to you, I felt great admiration, but also responsibility and guilt. I am of your parents’ generation, and I recognise that we haven’t done nearly enough to address climate change and the broader environmental crisis that we helped to create.”

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Robertvd
April 10, 2021 7:44 am

But Who wants to be in Glasgow in november ???

Giordano Milton
April 10, 2021 8:03 am

Is that a promise?

Bruce Cobb
April 10, 2021 8:10 am

Has the Greta-monster copyrighted “How dare you!” yet?

Al Miller
April 10, 2021 8:15 am

i will try to struggle on without the presence of St. Greta and her abusive handlers…

John the Econ
April 10, 2021 8:21 am

If Greta was better educated, she might understand that capitalism is the only true democracy, where people vote for or against things of their own self interests with their own dollars.

Charles Higley
April 10, 2021 9:32 am

I truly love the way people think the “vaccines” that are not vaccines are the best thing in the world. They are all Gene Therapy and J&J and AstraZeneca are the most efficient at altering your DNA. Why on Earth would anyone want Gene Therapy for a 99.8% survival rate flu-type virus? This is insane.

But, standing on her virtue box, Greta thinks, almost demands that everybody be gene-altered to be fair and equal.

She has fallen for the bait and the scam and thinks she has the moral high ground, when, in fact, she is acting as a shill for the globalists pushing this scamdemic.

sendergreen
April 10, 2021 9:38 am

“She… “, ” Greta …”She … “Greta …” ….

There is no Greta saying anything. She’s an abused manikin reading off a script.

And by the way, i hope all the delegates find some excuse to not attend. Arrests perhaps ? My country’s Government (Canada) has an established habit of sending more guests, and bureaucrats to these fake CO2 climate change conferences than any other country except the host nation. At taxpayer expense of course. And, on a combination of dozens of private, and commercial jet planes. Burning more fossil fuels in one round trip, than than my family could use in thirty generations to stay warm. And, spending their time mainly munching jumbo shrimp, swilling expensive champagne, and congratulating each other on their progress at destroying western economies.

Mike Maguire
April 10, 2021 10:40 am

I wonder how many authentic climate authorities will be boycotting this important scientific conference about climate………….because of a beef that they have with COVID vaccine distribution.

Answer: zero

I wonder how many climate politics authorities will be boycotting this important political confererence about climate……………because of a political beef that they have with COVID vaccine distribution?

Answer: 1

Gerald Machnee
April 10, 2021 10:44 am

Would they consider cancelling the conference if she does not show up with a written speech?

Gary Pearse
April 10, 2021 10:52 am

Naive sociology 101 notion that Asia blossomed economically because they were ridded of thugs/kleptocrats that were on their backs! They were handed an economy by America and it was embellished by Europe jumping on the train.

Sociology was terminally hijacked more than half a dozen decades ago by kleptocrat/thug marxbrothers. Gee, let’s not give any credit to the economic engine of the world – America. Even now with both hands tied behind their backs by Dem kleptocrat thugs, they stand up above the competition. I know the numbers argument will be brandished but giving 1.5B people 1000 each bucks doesn’t a bristling GDP make. Freedom, fair play free enterprise supporting governance, that’s the rub, although half of America now finds kleptokrat thuggery attractive.

Gunga Din
April 10, 2021 11:02 am

It would seem that the ‘Climate Messiah” has switched causes.
But still has the same goal.
(Or her puppeteers still do.)

John Endicott
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 13, 2021 6:23 am

The goal never changed. the “climate cause” was never the goal in the first place, just a means to reach the goal.

Gunga Din
April 10, 2021 11:15 am

If she doesn’t show the downside is …. ?

H.R.
Reply to  Gunga Din
April 11, 2021 5:56 pm

….[thinking… thinking…] ……. OK. I got nuttin’.

Olen
April 10, 2021 11:55 am

Good article.
Too bad she has not learned about self reliance and responsibility however she would have gone to the school that teaches that over socialism. And perhaps a little history.

Some if not most of the poor countries went to great lengths, including armed revolt, to remove colonial powers from their soil. The same powers that installed modern infrastructure of roads, bridges, electrical and sewage and buildings. And improved the economies with mining, agriculture and commerce.

According to Greta it is OK to want the benefits of the modern world and not want the people of the modern world.

terry
April 10, 2021 1:46 pm

This little twirp must think she is really important.

April 10, 2021 2:24 pm

As we say in Germany:
Greta ay stay where the pepper is growing 😀

ResourceGuy
April 10, 2021 2:26 pm

I would suggest an alternate plan with a protest march at a Chinese coal mine and power plant. Just remember to tell security at the airport or seaport dock that you are not carrying any frozen imported seafood where the CCP claims COVID19 came from.

Xinnie the Pooh
April 10, 2021 5:34 pm

Stupid Mouthpiece can’t even think for herself

John Sandhofner
April 10, 2021 5:35 pm

This girl has wheeled way more social muscle than is warranted. She is a product of the media hype and as long as they seek her opinion, I guess she will treated as a prophet, knowing what is best for all of us.

Edward Katz
April 10, 2021 6:18 pm

What difference does it make whether she’s there or not? When you examine the records of past climate conferences, you find they never accomplish much beyond vague promises to do this, that or whatever to save the planet. Then after a few years pass you find most of the signatories fall short of their targets anyway; and since there are no penalties for this, the whole business proves to be nothing more than another gabfest most of which is funded by taxpayers. Besides, since the pandemic is probably unlikely to be under control by November, the meeting are likely to be postponed again, and who cares?

ResourceGuy
April 11, 2021 12:03 pm
observa
April 11, 2021 4:46 pm

“Maybe if Greta had gone to school a bit more she would know all this.”

Unfortunately that can be a dangerous place full of Extinction Rebellionistas and sundry usual suspects getting a free pass with the kiddies-
Adults coercing kids to join Northern Ireland violence could be committing ‘child abuse’ (msn.com)

John the Econ
April 12, 2021 10:40 am

I refuse to be lectured on science, economics and politics by ignorant and petulant teenage high school dropouts.

Michael S. Kelly
April 13, 2021 7:19 pm

They call her Thunberg because 10% of her Thun is above the waterline.

April 14, 2021 8:49 am

Well, some will be ecstatic about her absence, but organizers will miss their PR Brat.

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