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Thousands of Future Burger Flippers Stage a Climate Strike

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

Remember back when everyone was wondering who would do the menial jobs, if everyone graduated with a degree? Greta Thunberg has solved this problem for us.

School Strike 4 Climate: Thousands of young Australians call for urgent action on climate change

Posted Yesterday at 4:23pm, updated 6 hours ago

Thousands of students and their supporters walked out of classrooms and workplaces to join School Strike 4 Climate events around the country, becoming part of a global youth-led movement pleading for urgent action on climate change. 

Key points:

  • Thousands of students and supporters turned out to events in Australia’s major cities
  • They urged the federal government to do more to ensure a renewable energy future
  • Some said because they were too young to vote, it was the only way to make their voices heard

Attendees made their way to large rallies in the CBDs of every Australian capital city on Friday, with events also planned in dozens of rural and regional areas, from Alice Springs to Atherton.

Organisers are demanding the federal government turn its back on emissions-intensive energy sources, including by:

  • Resourcing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led solutions that guarantee land rights
  • Funding the creation of secure jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis
  • Funding projects that transition the economy to 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030

Taking place in the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, all events were arranged with input from relevant state and territory health authorities, according to organisers.

A key issue for many in attendance was the federal government’s recent announcement that it would spend $600 million on a new gas-fired power station.

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The Aussie government is being forced to fund a new gas power station using taxpayer’s money, because thanks to their own market distorting rules, and opposition hostility towards fossil fuel, dispatchable power is no longer a safe investment in Australia. Energy companies appear to have abandoned the idea they are in any way responsible for Australia’s grid stability, a rational position given all their dispatchable energy assets are being bled by anyone who can convince a politician to give them a renewable energy construction grant.

As for the kids, imagine if they did something constructive with their time instead of marching and whining, like going on a trip into the desert and participating in a few land restoration projects. But I guess a few hours away from their game consoles is all the poor darlings can take, and digging Australia’s poor quality desert soil and dealing with flies, snakes and other pests is awfully unpleasant work.

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Jimmy Haigh
May 21, 2021 6:03 pm

Little children, like Greta, should be seen and not heard.

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
May 21, 2021 7:09 pm

Safe space for the little ones in nature means you don’t hear a peep from them.

Reply to  Jimmy Haigh
May 21, 2021 9:38 pm

Do we really have to look at her?

May 21, 2021 6:05 pm

Good grief. I do not think you can find any death certificate indicating death by climate change.

Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 21, 2021 6:35 pm

Only by freezing to death.

Reply to  lynn
May 21, 2021 6:57 pm

Freezing yes … but not climate change. You will not find any death certificate stating death by climate change.

Tom in Florida
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 21, 2021 7:52 pm

Not yet.

Reply to  Tom in Florida
May 21, 2021 7:56 pm

Yep. I was going to say that too, but now the climate alarmists will be on it like a mad dog on a pork chop.

Dave Ward
Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 22, 2021 3:29 am

There may not be a death directly attributed to Climate Change, but a recent case in London (partly) blamed one on pollution:

The Greens must see this as a landmark, and will doubtless be working towards their ultimate goal of “Death by Climate Change”…

Reply to  Dave Ward
May 22, 2021 4:18 am

For the right amount of money, one can falsify anything — including elections.

Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 21, 2021 6:40 pm

There is one, I will find it

Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 21, 2021 8:16 pm

Catastrophic Anthropogenic Political Climate Change. Think Great Leap. Green Blight. Planned Population schemes(s). Nominally secular cults pursuing consolidation of capital and control in a democratic/dictatorial duality.

Reply to  John Shewchuk
May 21, 2021 9:42 pm

Im picking there are going to be plenty down to climate change policy

Mike Lowe
May 21, 2021 6:06 pm

Pathetic ignorant kids brainwashed by adults!

Reply to  Mike Lowe
May 21, 2021 8:13 pm

Maybe the other way: Pathetic ignorant adults brainwashing kids?

Richard Page
Reply to  Mike Lowe
May 22, 2021 6:15 am

Either way, after a long struggle to guarantee children the right to an education up to the age of 16, playing truant for no good reason is abrogating their responsibilities to stay in that education. Parents should be held responsible if a child plays truant from school.

Abolition Man
May 21, 2021 6:36 pm

The Pied Piper has apparently been working in the teacher’s colleges for a while now! He gave up playing his magic pipe for the mystical pipe organ of the Church of Climastrology; the one that fills all who listen to it too much with dread and despair!
Will they ever learn how they have been conned into believing the pipe dreams of the priests; that human civilization is evil due to the liberty and prosperity it tempts one with? How these tender heads full of mush are going to fare in the real world outside of their dark fantasies is an interesting question. One of my early bosses as an apprentice used to council me to hire my own apprentices really young; while they still know everything! The wisdom of that statement seems to grow faster with every passing season!

J Mac
May 21, 2021 6:42 pm

If the citizens and public electric utility commissions and intermittent wind/solar electricity providers won’t accept responsibility for destabilizing the power grid, why should the electric power companies accept responsibility for trying to keep the grids stable?

Reply to  J Mac
May 21, 2021 7:16 pm

Power cuts for all coldest nite hottest day dinner time when the tv programs they like are on lets see the change

Peter K
Reply to  H B
May 21, 2021 11:19 pm

It’s called “load shedding”.

Reply to  Peter K
May 22, 2021 12:29 am

I’ll shed my load if I have no heating during winter

Pat Frank
May 21, 2021 6:47 pm

All the teachers who supported the walkout should be fired at once.

Reply to  Pat Frank
May 21, 2021 9:46 pm

Pat, I agree with you. My daughter is a teacher, as is my sister and her husband, and all are frustrated with the situation in their communities. But the teachers have little to do with the positions of the union leadership or the administrations of each school system, and each state, often taking their cues from the national Union organization leadership, who themselves are incompetent to teach or administer a local school.
If you see a screaming loudmouth teacher on a news program in the U.S. there are (my estimation) fifty that aren’t heard from.
But break the union, and fire the leadership and the crooked school boards first. You’re going to need the real teachers afterwards.

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Reply to  dk_
May 22, 2021 2:57 am

Then you should tell them to stop promoting lukewarmism like WE does. Lukewarmism gives warmism credibility that it doesn’t deserve.

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 3:52 pm

In your opinion, the best way to counter the lies of the climate alarmists, is by using our own lies?

Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 5:54 pm

My little stalker is with me once again. What a treat!

What was your evidence for the greenhouse effect?

Oh yes, now I remember.

It was that CO2 is a greenhouse gas.


You can’t make this stuff up, can you?

Pat Frank
Reply to  dk_
May 22, 2021 8:55 am

Two of my brothers and a niece are high school teachers, dk. Your description covers their experiences as well.

But there is a large fraction of teachers who do support forcing equity by wrecking standards.

None of that fraction want to bite the bullet of teaching kids to standards starting in kindergarten.

May 21, 2021 6:50 pm

It is despicable for adults to use children to convince others because they cannot do it themselves. It is child abuse.

Mike Lowe
Reply to  Olen
May 22, 2021 12:22 am

Same as those who take kids on street demonstrations – the tv cameras always show them, although they are too young to have a genuine opinion!

Reply to  Olen
May 22, 2021 9:51 am

Olen, Child abuse, true. The (aptly named) Red For Ed groups called attendance at a walkout strike demonstration a field trip, then used the children as human shields and filled out the teachers protests with kids bussed in at school district expense and the support of school principals and district administrators.
Group kidnapping for the purposes of intimidation and extortion. Misappropriation of public funds. Fraud. Reckless endangerment. More like terrorism, maybe?

May 21, 2021 7:01 pm

Is Tim Ball really a Sky Dragon?

What is WUWT doing about this?

This is terrible.

Call out the militia.

Give Tim the old Winston Smith treatment.

It works, y’know.

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 3:36 am

Oh I see Tim has been cancelled in Bookmarks on the right.

That’s the spirit!

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 3:53 pm

Being proven wrong, over and over and over again, really does make one bitter.

Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 5:57 pm

I’ll take your word for it, MarkW. Have you sought help or are you just going to remain bitter?

Go to the Guardian because they will love you there. Just mention my name.

May 21, 2021 7:04 pm

When all you know of life and the world is what you see on Tik Tok etc, and all your online ‘friemds’ think the atmosphere is about to spontaneously combust, of course you’ll wag school for a day to join the “vibe”.

After all, getting ‘cancelled’ by your friends is a worse fate than thinking for yourself.

Reply to  Mr.
May 21, 2021 10:45 pm

Winter school holidays are around the corner in Australia, and at least 50% of these kids will join their friends for week long ski trips to Australian ski resorts without a thought about the fuel burned to get there, heating at the alpine hotels and lodges, electricity spent running ski lifts and artificial snow making, their clothes and ski gear all made of plastics and imported to Australia, etc.

Danley Wolfe
May 21, 2021 7:17 pm

Would like to stick to more substantive climate science related and avoid rant blogosphere stuff.

Joel O'Bryan
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
May 21, 2021 8:55 pm

The science has largely become irrelevant to the Left, for everything from COVID to climate. It is now a cultural war, a cultural revolution the Left is waging on all Western institutions including the education of our children, turning it into indoctirnation using fear and ignorance. The Left got tired of the fact that for decades the general public ignored their bad climate science bleatings as they had more pressing problems.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 21, 2021 10:43 pm

You got that right, Joel. I see no Earthly point in having further “scientific” discussions about something that is as “settled” as it’s ever going to be using contemporary science. Empirical evidence shows us that humans are having a very limited, but beneficial, effect on our planet. The so called experts are wrong. The entire thing is political.

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
May 22, 2021 12:16 am

What would you classify as “substantive” … endlessly ruminating over a few 100ths of a degree, well buried within a margin of error in dubious data and even more dubious computer output? What can you add to a debate that has lasted nearly 40 years with nothing of substance discovered and 100s of billions spent?

Reply to  Danley Wolfe
May 22, 2021 5:50 am

Then go back to cnn, you will feel good about yourself again.

May 21, 2021 7:28 pm

All is not lost.
All this wokeness is Australian schools is creating a new type of personality.
They are the “silent doers”. They don’t believe any of the leftist wokeness sh**, but keep their mouth shut.
I am confident this new breed of young people will be the future leaders of our country.

Richard Page
Reply to  Waza
May 22, 2021 6:18 am

“They do not preach that their God will rouse them a little before the nuts work loose.”

May 21, 2021 7:39 pm

Gretta is a joke.

The real story is how the CCP bamboozled the media into believing the Wuhan virus didn’t originate and leak from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where documented gain of function genetic engineering of bat coronavirus continue to occur.

The WHO whitewashing the origins by Dr.Peter Daszak strains any notion of credibility, as he is the same fool who funded the research in the first place This is, obviously a major conflict of interest.

WUWT is a Science blog and yet not even a peep from its distinguished brethren. Australia and India are leading the charge in holding those responsible for this crime against humanity responsible.

Gretta is simply a useful idiot at the beck an call of powerful interests. It’s very likely. she was mobilized the the CCP to divert attention to the growing call for transparency on the origins of the Wuhan virus by Australian government and media.

Returning to the USA, we need to know who funded gain of function research and when was funding terminated.

This, my friends is bigger than the Climategate Emails by several degrees of magnitude. What would happen to the proverbial “I believe in science” mantra when the world realizes the Wuhan virus was created and leaked from a scientific laboratory?

Those interested in facts can start by checking out WION news on YouTube, taking notes, and following the breadcrumbs.

Reply to  RobR
May 22, 2021 12:12 am

There’s a long line of ducks onto the breadcrumbs ahead of you
Remember the Kansas virus of 1918, that killed 10x as many

Reply to  RobR
May 22, 2021 12:16 am


The above comment is completely out of place and order.


Tom Abbott
Reply to  RobR
May 22, 2021 8:28 am

“WUWT is a Science blog and yet not even a peep from its distinguished brethren.”

That’s unfair. I can’t think of any aspect of this Wuhan virus situation that has not been discussed on WUWT.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 22, 2021 12:45 pm


Alot has changed Lord Moncton or anyone else has written on the subject. These new facts and the inability of science to locate a primary or intermediary host for the virus present a strong circumstantial case for an accidental release from the WIV.


1. The lab was engaged in gain of function genetic research on bat coronavirus’.

2. Patient one had no connection to the Wuhan wet market.

3. Unconfirmed reports from former Trump Staffers indicate several WIV lab workers were hospitalized with flu like symptoms before new of the virus broke in the West.

4. The WHO and the CCP lied to the world and unleashed a global pandemic by initially claiming the virus was not airborne and failing to impose strict travel bands until it was too late.

5. WIV web page pics showing workers violating their own safety protocols have been disappeared.

6. Peter Daszak appeared on a TV show (available on YouTube) one- month before new of the virus broke explaining how they had isolated or created over 100 bat coronavirus’s. Subsequently, he was the leading signatory on an article claiming the Wuhan virus could not have been created in a lab. Since then, several respected Scientists have repudiated this claim.

7. David Baltimore is one such individual and he claims the furin cleavage properties of the virus is the smoking gun proving the virus was engineered in a lab to be especially infectious to humans.

8. There is a segment of the U.S. populous that is so opposed to anything DJT says, that they willingly carried water for the CCP’s effort to deflect China as the origin of the virus. We have; Indian variants, UK variants, African variants and a California variant: yet, we are called a racist if we call it a Chinese virus. Give me a break!

Tom Abbott
Reply to  RobR
May 23, 2021 4:49 am

You have laid out a good case, and I agree with you. I was just saying that the good points you made in your comments above, have been mentioned here at WUWT in the past. It was not a criticism of you.

Reply to  RobR
May 24, 2021 1:26 am

Not only are you off topic, you carry on like that WuFlu virus actually exists.
First fulfill Koch’s postulate for the isolation and identification of a virus, before you start discussing who was supposed to let it loose. A computer model has you running scared, mate!
Besides, we know full well who funds all this biowarfare; just read the list of Federal Reserve shareholders… You know, the ones who tell me every day how you are overpopulating Their earth?

CD in Wisconsin
May 21, 2021 7:41 pm

“I begin with the young. We older ones are used up but my magnificent youngsters! Are there finer ones anywhere in the world? Look at all these men and boys! What material! With you and I, we can make a new world.”
― Adolf Hitler, Hitler’s Letters and Notes

Reply to  CD in Wisconsin
May 22, 2021 11:30 am

Be this guy:comment image

May 21, 2021 7:53 pm

Good point, drafting the truant lemmings into greening the Outback would actually cool things down, the new vegetation reflecting the Sun and retaining the moisture. Tell the kiddies that the gas plant is necessary to make the wind turbines and solar panels look like they are actually powering the grid. Without real power from the plants, the lights and air con will be switching off and the food in the fridge rotting every cloudy calm day or night, revealing the inadequacy and idiocy of trying to rely on weather based tech.

Alexy Scherbakoff
May 21, 2021 7:57 pm

The darkest day in human history was when they declared the year of the child.

Joel O'Bryan
May 21, 2021 8:21 pm

Those kiddies are far more likely to die of climate change policies than anything else that the future might bring. It could be a direct death through energy poverty induced famines and agriculture collapse for the masses, or indirectly via an Australo-Sino concentration labor camp in the Outback in 30 years where all Euro-descent Australians are herded to die.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 21, 2021 8:54 pm

You come out with some crap sometimes

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
May 21, 2021 10:09 pm

For someone whose name (if it is your name) says that your family origins are in Eastern Europe – you have an incredibly naive idea of just what a totalitarian and racist government can and will do.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  writing observer
May 21, 2021 11:15 pm

The post was about children being stupid and being manipulated. Suddenly, Joel is saying that there will be Australo-Sino death camps in the outback. Do you agree with that nonsense? You must be on the same meds as Joel.
The naive one is you, not me, who actually uses their name.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
May 22, 2021 5:53 am

You are descended from eastern Europeans and refuse to see leftism for the murdering anti-human ideology that it has always been. You are not naive, you are delusional.

Reply to  2hotel9
May 22, 2021 3:59 pm

He’s probably convinced himself that he will be one of the ones in charge.

Reply to  MarkW
May 24, 2021 7:12 am

Every member of the SS-SD believed they would be in charge, and many were, right up until they were dead. alexy appears to be embracing the same leftarded stupidity. History actually does repeat itself.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  2hotel9
May 22, 2021 4:25 pm

Ha ha!

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
May 22, 2021 3:58 pm

Your friends are already talking about re-education camps for climate deniers and Republicans.

Yet you declare anyone who fears death camps is on drugs.

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 4:26 pm

I don’t have friends in the US. I’m also not paranoid.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
May 24, 2021 7:14 am

Hitler was not paranoid, either, right up until the end. He was wrong every step of the way, just as all leftist morons are wrong. Your ideology leads only to death and you embrace it.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Joel O'Bryan
May 22, 2021 8:31 am

“Those kiddies are far more likely to die of climate change policies than anything else that the future might bring.”

So true! You come up with some really good comments, Joel. You add a lot to the website and it is appreciated.

Clyde Spencer
May 21, 2021 9:32 pm

Some said because they were too young to vote, it was the only way to make their voices heard

There is are several good reasons why children are not allowed to vote! If those wiser and more experienced considered children capable of showing good judgement, they would have been given the right to vote. Their activities reinforce the wisdom of the decision to not allow them to vote.

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 21, 2021 9:49 pm

LA DA argues that it’s immoral to hold those under 18 to the full consequences of their crimes, since their cognitive abilities aren’t fully developed.…/california-double-murder…
On the other hand, another Democrat finds it incomprehensible that dropping the voting age to 16 is considered controversial.…/pressley-kendi-voting-age-16

Bill Toland
Reply to  Davidf
May 21, 2021 11:24 pm

The voting age should be raised to 35. Before that age, people do not have enough life experience to fully understand the consequences of their actions.

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 22, 2021 12:36 am

I would have said 30, but yes

Climate believer
Reply to  Bill Toland
May 22, 2021 1:46 am

I’m presuming you’re over 35.

Remember the chant “no taxation without representation”.

Let’s get it back to 21, keep everyone happy.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Climate believer
May 22, 2021 1:39 pm

That’s perfectly fine with me. No representation without taxation.

Reply to  Bill Toland
May 24, 2021 1:40 am

One of my favourite quips:

Any man, who, by the age of nineteen, is not a communist, has no heart.

Any man who, by the age of 25, is still a communist, has no brain.

The teenager is hormonally driven to be communist: Ardently looking to find his rightful place in society, vigorously competing for breeding stock, and desperately trying to outdo the Old Man at being the hierarch. All the while, he is beset by seemingly insurmountable challenges and obstacles, even though he can see how his stupid, ignorant old man somehow got it right, thus, someone is conspiring to keep him from being respected as a grown-up.
That’s why communism promises equality, common-property women (wedlock is prostitution, they say, toxic patriarchy and all that) and a strict hierachic ladder to ascend for those deemed worthy. That is also why the communists are so hell-bent on handing the vote to children!
Of course, the day they finally win, there will be no more voting for nobody, or, rather, everyone will vote, but Dominion will be counting the votes!

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Davidf
May 22, 2021 8:31 am

G’day David,

Let’s add some research to the media stories:

URMC / Encyclopedia / Understanding the Teen Brain

Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
May 22, 2021 8:51 pm

I defer comments on the teen brain to those qualified to do so – my point was the Socialists penchant for arguing any side of an issue if it will support their ideology.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Davidf
May 22, 2021 9:53 pm

“…to those qualified to do so...”

That “URMC” in the URL is “University (of) Rochester Medical Center”. They would seem to be “qualified”.

Foxnews? TV? Bought my wife a set of 900MH wireless headphones – I don’t even hear TV now.

Reply to  Tombstone Gabby
May 22, 2021 10:14 pm

Again, you miss my point. That being, Socialists will cynically use young people for whatever purpose suits their agenda. It is an ideology without any moral or ethical basis.

Tombstone Gabby
Reply to  Davidf
May 22, 2021 11:32 pm

“…Socialists will cynically use young people…”

I’m guessing that that idea was implied in the Fox “news” links. Most every time I follow a link to a news organization I do not get the page that the poster intended. I’ve given up on following those links. Sorry about that.

I happen to agree with you.


Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 22, 2021 3:03 am

What do you expect kids to think when well-meaning adults are promoting lukewarmist crap?

Sophistry begets sophistry.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 8:36 am

Children are very susceptible to brainwashing.

Too many adults are, too.

The Cult of Climate Change.

Reply to  Tom Abbott
May 22, 2021 2:13 pm

Do you think we will see Pensioners Strike For Climate, Tom?

Tom Abbott
Reply to  leitmotif
May 23, 2021 4:53 am

I don’t know. I imagine there are a good number of climate change dupes among the pensioners, too, just like in every demographic, so it’s a possiblity.

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 4:01 pm

It really is sad how your mind has been so corrupted by this nonsense.
Do you really have so little to give your life meaning?

Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 6:01 pm

Do you need to be a stalker, MarkW, to give your life meaning?

I think so.

Uh huh definitely.

Tom Abbott
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
May 22, 2021 8:33 am

They ought to raise the minimum voting age to 25.

May 21, 2021 9:39 pm

“Aussie government is being forced to fund a new gas power station”
As I wrote elsewhere, Energy Minister Angus Taylor is my hero of the week. He is taking the initiative to protect the taxpayers from exhorbitant rates that are sure to come. Because it is a government project, it will be less efficient than almost any other solution, but it will save a small part of Australias econcomy.

If the scenario you describe comes to pass, instead, there will be an international education system that requires 10 years of perfect marks and attendance at a party loyalty and genuflection school to apply for entry in a waiting list in order to take a junior position on the treadmill generator to power the deep freeze in the pantries of the party elite.

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Reply to  dk_
May 22, 2021 12:18 am

It’s not taxpayers funding it, as they are using a public corporation the Snowy Hydro to do so. They will raise money like any other company with Rock solid cash flow does

Reply to  Duker
May 22, 2021 6:47 pm

Duker, Even more better! I was going by the “Asia” news article posted on WUWT earlier Friday. Glad that Reuters got it wrong too. Maybe Taylor can be hero two weeks running!

John V. Wright
May 21, 2021 9:51 pm

“You’ll die of old age – we’ll die of climate change ignorance”

Tom Abbott
Reply to  John V. Wright
May 22, 2021 8:37 am

Gullibility would be another good one.

May 21, 2021 9:59 pm

I would ask them whether they are willing to be part of the “solution” – but that would still leave at least 24 million or so to reduce the population to the level that Aboriginal resource usage can support.

Reply to  writing observer
May 22, 2021 12:46 am

The hero of the left, David Attenborough, has already proposed the final solution through the “charity” Population Matters.

Their solution is to “persuade” people to stop having kids.

Formerly known as The Optimum Trust, Population Matters produced a spreadsheet to show where the cull would take place.

Apart from the ethical issue, one problem with forcing people to have fewer or no children (think China) is who looks after old people when there are no young people?

Oh, wait, I think I know the answer to that one.

Richard Page
Reply to  Redge
May 22, 2021 6:20 am


Rich Davis
Reply to  Richard Page
May 22, 2021 1:42 pm

Robots with hypodermic needles filled with lethal drugs you mean.

Thomas Dobson
May 21, 2021 10:09 pm

I started working at 16 on a major gas pipeline project in northern Ontario. I later worked for the railway double tracking in the same areas. Working with heavy equipment at -40 is no joke but it didn’t kill me. Worrying about a couple of degrees of temp. projected on modeling doesn’t even come close. If I can survive 60 degree temp. changes multiple times a day then you can suck it up butter cup. It isn’t any warmer out there today. So get over your sense of entitlement and get a job in the primary industries that have always fed Canadian families.

May 21, 2021 10:25 pm

“You’ll die of old age, I’ll die of climate change idiocy”

Peter K
May 21, 2021 11:16 pm

Actually it was the teacher’s that were demonstrating and they brought the kids along with them.

Vincent Causey
May 21, 2021 11:34 pm

We’d all like a renewable future. However, the people driving this scam have convinced many gullible fools that wind and solar are renewable. They are not, for reasons everyone on this website can understand. Only nuclear comes close.

Dave Andrews
Reply to  Vincent Causey
May 22, 2021 9:32 am


I have a book written by an academic at Exeter University on ‘Energy and Climate Change’ that lists nuclear power as an unsustainable energy technology but fast breeders and fusion power as sustainable technologies. WUWT?

May 22, 2021 1:39 am

This is BIG BROTHER flexing his muscles. A sinister indication of what is on the Marxist agenda.

Stephen Skinner
May 22, 2021 2:17 am

The World Economic Forum published their book COVID-19: The Great Reset in June 2020, just 3 months after SARS2 was declared a pandemic. It contains lots of Orwellian ideas such as how marvellous world government and global surveillance will be.
And here is an extract from page 102
Youth activism is increasing worldwide, being revolutionized by social media that increases mobilization to an extent that would have been impossible before. It takes many different forms, ranging from non-institutionalized political participation to demonstrations and protests, and addresses issues as divers as climate change, economic reforms, gender equality and LGBTQ rights. The young generation is firmly at the vanguard of social change. There is little doubt that it will be the catalysts for change and a source of critical momentum for the Great Reset.

Stephen Skinner
May 22, 2021 2:17 am

“I’m not young enough to know everything” – J. M Barrie

May 22, 2021 3:14 am

Why is it when I click on Dr Tim Ball in Bookmarks on the right I get 403 Forbidden? Is it because Tim is a Dragon Slayer?

Rich Davis
Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 1:50 pm

Paranoia runs deep, into your life it will seep.

403 is an error message generated by the load-balancer on Dr Ball’s website. Nothing to do with WUWT at all.

Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2021 2:01 pm

How convenient since this is a lukewarmist website. 🙂

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 4:04 pm

Ignorant and paranoid. Not a good combination.

Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 6:03 pm

Ignorant and paranoid. Not a good combination.”

Did you learn this in rehab, MarkW?

Can you see CO2?

God, you are a such a gift.

Reply to  Rich Davis
May 22, 2021 2:10 pm

So Tim Ball features on here regularly and now he has closed access to his website? OK.

What’s with the paranoia comment?

Are you another “the science is settled” advocate or are you just offering advice?

Reply to  leitmotif
May 22, 2021 4:05 pm

That’s not what Rich said. Not even close.
Perhaps if you used your mind for once, you might be able to figure out why.

Reply to  MarkW
May 22, 2021 6:07 pm

Perhaps if you you used your time for once you would stop being my stalker.

Just saying.

Start by moving out of your mother’s basement.

Peta of Newark
May 22, 2021 3:34 am

ooooh, things are looking up:
Quote:”a trip into the desert and participating in a few land restoration projects

Because, Greta is correct in a round-a-bout sort of way.
In fact, Greta herself (and her younger sibling) are products of what is really causing Climate Change – as alluded to in the quote I just made.

Greta’s condition was/is caused by a severe nutrient deficiency her mother had, while twinkling her eyes and while carrying Greta
Especially a chronic shortage of ‘available’ Iron in her mother’s diet (no, red rust Iron won’t do), exacerbated by a shortage of Copper in her diet and made even worse by a self imposed deficiency in B Vitamin, especially Folate B9.
Mum to be thought she was ‘saving the world by not eating animal products.
See The Madness creeping up at ya?

Once born, Greta was a bottle-fed baby and thus deficient in the stuff (saturated fat) that babies use to finish building their brain.
After that, up to puberty, Greta was deprived of fat, fed on carbohydrate sugar hence leading her to be short in stature & chubby, unintelligent and destined to a life dominated by dieting.
Diets revolving around stuff recommended by Doctors and Governments but will will only make her condition worse. And everyone’s. And that of The Climate.
See even more madness creeping up on ya?

All leading to Greta’s demise from complications of Obesity and Diabetes.
Also possibly and not least, Dementia and Covidxx
With Covid, we have entered into a race which we cannot win while we continue to create, as EW says:
miniquote poor quality desert soil
……leading to ever greater nutrient deficiencies
The deficiencies we’ve got already have created Climate Change in 2 ways

  1. In the Real World (rising temps and sea levels by drying out farmland soil, draining aquifers and filling the ocean with silt and dust)
  2. Inside people’s heads: “He who he would destroy, first makes them mad” – the increasingly nutrient-deficient farmland soils are doing exactly that.

i.e. Driving the whole (western) world mad.

In 25 years time it is reckoned 25% of every corpse in the UK will have ‘Dementia’ given as its primary cause of d3ath.
Alzheimer’s being something entirely unknown before the advent of Ammonium Nitrate and the Soil Erosion it produces.
and Climate Change;
Those Are No Coincidence

Good try EW, but what sort of ‘digging‘ are you doing?
Are you burying crushed basalt, organic material & biochar, or simply digging up the buried dust that it might erode ever faster?

Although known about for a long time because girls throughout history have been routinely starved of a proper diet – a diet containing saturated fat in the years prior to puberty.
But ‘boys’ like girls like that though, phat asses, big tits, short in stature and dumb.

Wasn’t it odd how most ‘witches’ were female = girls that were conceived, born and raised into autism (by nutrient deficient mothers) then: forced into eating mouldy grain
Speaks volumes don’t it.

Also trashed their ability to deliver their own babies.
But The Boys think they have fixed that and everything is never better because of it.
So why do girls like J-Lo (the guitar) and Kim Kardashian exist – why did Kimmy only have surrogate babies?

Greta is a symptom of Climate Change and there are millions and millions more like her.
If Alarmists continue to get their way with their perfectly junk and arse-over-tit garbage science, everyone will be.

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Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 22, 2021 4:12 am

great will die of anorexia
take a good close look at her

Reply to  Peta of Newark
May 22, 2021 12:03 pm

The madness has already crept up on you, Peta. Greta’s first attempts to get her parents to go vegan was at the age of 15. Look it up. They weren’t vegan when she was born. The majority of people in some entire countries are bottle fed and they (almost all) develop normally. Farmland isn’t drying out, as dry farmland gets irrigated to produce crops. Farmland isn’t “nutrient free”, that’s obvious to everyone who grows and develops just fine – the vast majority of all people worldwide. Ammonium nitrate doesn’t cause soil erosion, the main causes are water, wind, and tillage. Farmers, with the assistance of soil conservation experts, have (mostly) developed methods to control erosion, they have to in order to be able to continue to farm. Give it up, Peta, you’re giving reasoned critics of the so-called climate crisis a bad name.

John Culhane
May 22, 2021 3:36 am

Does anyone know the names of the adults using teenagers to front this? The names given in the articles for the “organisers” are teenagers. Nationwide co-ordinated action like this takes planning and very often permits for protests. Someone has to inform the media who will have their stories pre-written and ready for submission on the news wires.

It is not unexpected as Coivid scares are fading that the groups organising this would want to keep the drumbeat going to make headlines.

Ben Vorlich
May 22, 2021 3:47 am

I notice Griff hasn’t been on for his two penn’orth about the wonders of wind. Perhaps because on a fairly windy Saturday (low demand) with a fair bit of cloud cover in the UK Gas+ Nuclear are providing 51% of demand and wind+solar 29.25%. The EU is chipping in with10% which is as much solar

May 22, 2021 3:59 am
  • Funding the creation of secure jobs that fast-track solutions to the climate crisis

Such as?

Reply to  Alba
May 22, 2021 10:47 am

Government jobs

May 22, 2021 4:03 am

truancy laws should be applied
and fines to supporting teaching staff

Bruce Cobb
May 22, 2021 4:14 am

What’s that? Thousands of brainwashed morons with no clue about energy, economics, climate, or science decide to take a holiday, calling it a “strike” to give it “legitimacy”?

May 22, 2021 4:24 am

They certainly will die of climate change if they get the government to push through their proposals. They haven’t the faintest clue how the iphones, clothing and food are produced.

May 22, 2021 5:54 am

Every student involved in this should be failed and their parents fined, heavily. Greta’s parents should be in prison.

Gerry, England
May 22, 2021 7:31 am

The position is the same in the UK – nobody will invest in new gas-fired generation as the economics don’t work. A plant that got planning permission never got built because the figures didn’t add up and that has probably lapsed now. So the only way to get back up generation built is to wave wads of taxpayers cash to make it economically viable to fill in for the unreliable wind and solar that was only built because of taxpayers cash, and so rotates the wheel of stupidity.

Tom Abbott
May 22, 2021 8:20 am

From the article: “As for the kids, imagine if they did something constructive with their time instead of marching and whining, like going on a trip into the desert and participating in a few land restoration projects.”

Or they could try actually studying the science of climate change instead of taking someone else’s word for it.

If they did do their studies, they would find they have nothing to worry about concerning CO2.

They wouldn’t even need to study. Just read WUWT. The studying has already been done for you.

May 22, 2021 9:36 am

These climate cultists are ignoring real environmental concerns for this made up climate crisis (scam) issue.

Andrew Wilkins
May 22, 2021 10:21 am

I’m a maths teacher in a school in London (that’s in England, for you yanks). The achingly left-wing Head wanted to support the kids going on a climate strike, until I pointed out to him that unless all their parents wrote letters asking for specific permission to take their children out of school for the day, we’d have to register all the children as “unauthorised absences”, which could result in him having to deal with uncomfortable questions from the Department for Education . He went a bit quiet after that….

May 22, 2021 1:17 pm

The key word is “organizers”.

May 23, 2021 5:13 am

They’ve got that cardboard sign wrong.
It should read “you’ll die of old age before you die of climate change”.

May 23, 2021 10:13 pm

This is Soviet style brainwashing. These kids will vote when they turn 18,(compulsory here) and the economy wreckers will be in charge for a long time. The taxpayer funded ABC recently ran a 3 part series on Thunberg to really rev them up.
Clive from OZ.

May 23, 2021 11:36 pm

We should start by demanding they reduce their emissions by half. Give up the phones, walk everywhere and heaven only knows what they can wear . Kangaroo skins perhaps, or better still they can sew mouse skins . We have a serious plague of the little rodents here in Oz at the moment which PETA want us to catch and release. My sister is trying to find out PETA’s office address in Sydney so she can send a container full from her farm for PETA to catch and release in the city.

Jeff in Calgary
May 25, 2021 12:41 pm

 global youth-led movement”
Code word for teacher led

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