Bonus Friday Funny: The Greta Thunberg Cult has “Gone Bust”.

Sky News host Andrew Bolt says the Greta Thunberg cult has “gone bust”.

“A mere child, full of rage, obsessed with doom, totally devoid of any practical solutions – but here she was lecturing the world on how to fuel their 21st century economies,” Mr Bolt said.

“Thunberg is now a victim of her own success in scaring people into doing very, very stupid things that we’re now paying for.”

HT/David H

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Tom Halla
August 26, 2022 8:07 am

I think it is cruel to exploit someone with high functioning autism

Bill Toland
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 26, 2022 8:45 am

She was used by climate alarmists. Now that she has outlived her usefulness, they want nothing to do with her. That is why she no longer gets invitations to climate conferences. They think that she makes all climate alarmists look deranged.

Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 9:11 am

Nice bunch of people to get involved with, huh.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 9:45 am

They think that she makes all climate alarmists look deranged.

Maybe they are unknowingly on to something there!

Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 26, 2022 9:50 am


Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 26, 2022 10:30 am

Maybe it takes one to know one.

Jim G.
Reply to  Clyde Spencer
August 29, 2022 7:11 am

My guess would be that her parents started demanding higher appearance fees and priced her out of the market.

She was a hot commodity.
For awhile.

Rich Morton
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 11:06 am

Climate alarmists make themselves look deranged – they don’t need any help from Gretta 😉

Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 11:09 am

And, she’s no longer an innocent child; she’s lost that valuable cache. She’s just another know-it-all twenty-something with no charm and lots of insufferable conceit and sense of entitlement.

What’s worse is her manipulative parents seem to have all but turned away from her, now that she’s no longer in the spotlight.

Yes. Child abuse.

Reply to  GrayCat
August 29, 2022 10:28 am

How dare you insult Saint Greta.

Reply to  Rockribbed1
August 29, 2022 12:16 pm


Well, wasn’t THAT hard. Truth is like that. ;-D

Gregg Eshelman
Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 11:12 am

She didn’t make them all look deranged, she shined a light on their actual derangement.

Reply to  Bill Toland
August 26, 2022 11:30 am

She’s no longer a viable commodity for the climate cult and left to languish a cold metal slab. Cancelled, but not aborted, so she has that going for her.

Reply to  Bill Toland
August 27, 2022 4:33 am

all of them look deranged…because they ARE

Trying to Play Nice
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 26, 2022 9:21 am

Is it any more cruel than exploiting people with low IQ? Or with no money? Bad people exploit whoever will help them meet their goals.

Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
August 26, 2022 12:57 pm

If all the bad people would only go…
Ah, if that were only so…
The only Marx the world would know…
Would be a funny man with the name of Groucho.

MM from Canada
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
August 26, 2022 9:35 pm

Autism does not equate to low IQ. Many autistic people are extremely intelligent, but they lack the ability to socialize and communicate.

Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
August 27, 2022 1:09 am

And that means Greta’s parents are bad people. So is Jill Biden and everyone that supported an obviously failing old man named Joe for the presidency. A loving wife and family would have been against such a thing.

The White House is the most expensive nursing home on earth.

Richard Page
Reply to  Trying to Play Nice
August 27, 2022 12:47 pm

Or the old and feeble minded inmate of the White House Sanatorium?

Caligula Jones
Reply to  Tom Halla
August 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Same with those with dementia…the Democrats have a lot to answer for.

August 26, 2022 8:10 am

And all it took was one teenager to collectively enrage and derail the entire skeptic community…

Pillage Idiot
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:14 am

Exactly right, griff!

All of the skeptics at WUWT quit commenting after the high-school dropout showed all of the errors in our scientific discussions.

Ben Vorlich
Reply to  Pillage Idiot
August 26, 2022 10:03 am

Thinking of Greta the dropout always puts me in mind of this from Grease. Some of the lyrics are appropriate.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:15 am

Abused by her parents. That skeptic community is still on its feet and picking up speed.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:16 am

You mean, derail the world economy that has fallen in the hands of irrational, emotional, mentally non-functional people selected by majority vote of the (on average) even more irrational, emotional, and dysfunctional populace. The reasons to be skeptic of this idiocy have not changed, no “derailing” happening over here!

Dr Ken Pollock
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:22 am

A short term advantage, and one that will be reversed over the next 10 year or so – when politicians do their sums, or get shown the sums by intelligent and well-informed sceptics. The cult of Greta is hard to explain, but much worse is the way that national politicians got sucked in to this madness of Net Zero, here and elsewhere. What climate catastrophe? Nothing to see here – move on…

Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
August 26, 2022 11:45 am

Follow the money – not hard to understand how the politicians “got sucked in”…

Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
August 26, 2022 2:24 pm

The politicians did not get sucked into anything. They get to misappropriate billions to their friends, get kickbacks both politically and personally, as well as creating a method to literally tax the air that you breath to pay for it all. They are the leaders of this fraud.

Jeff L
Reply to  Dr Ken Pollock
August 26, 2022 7:33 pm

national politicians got sucked in to this madness of Net Zero”
Because the average politician has zero background in science / scientific method / critical thinking. As an aside, this is a real problem in modern society where technology & science are critical components of everything we do & our leaders don’t understand it at all.
So, this observation is not surprising to me. As a scientist, I can’t even imagine how their minds work (or don’t ) …. but it certainly isn’t like mine. Hahaha!

Gordon A. Dressler
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:24 am

“. . . and derail the entire skeptic community . . .”

Really? I see that you appeared to have learned about spreading disinformation at the knee of Greta.


Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:27 am


Don’t count yourself out, your idiocy, scare mongering and slenderizing are pretty enraging too!

Reply to  bob boder
August 26, 2022 10:31 am

True – but pretty funny too!

Reply to  IanE
August 26, 2022 12:59 pm

So true. If we ever win this existential battle, whatever will we do for comedic relief?

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:36 am

Her parents committed child abuse…maybe Greta now realizes she wuz used…and now thrown away?

Richard Page
Reply to  Antigriff
August 26, 2022 8:55 am

Don’t think so, she’s been busy reinventing herself as a children’s author so obviously wanting to continue the cycle of abuse. Not sure how well or badly they’re selling but I am aware there’s been at least one crowdfunding attempt to buy her books and send them to schools.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 8:53 am

What a stupid statement you make since the manipulated science illiterate was used by people who advanced a LIE about the planets weather/climate situation that isn’t developing as claimed because it doesn’t exist outside of climate models you would have to suffer from mental problems to ignore the many failed claims and the numerous lies made about it and the overwhelming evidence that there is NO developing climate emergency at all as Willis Eschenbach proved in the this post made back on April 2021 which YOU ignored completely:

Where is the Climate Emergency?

You took one look at the article then ran away screaming in fear which I actually saw happen in several threads I posted the article in and the remaining few warmist/alarmists who are too deep into the climate brainwashing lies paradigm spent most of their effort attacking the author and the blog while ignoring the hard evidence in the article.

That is how feeble warmist/alarmists have become in recent years.

Krishna Gans
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:22 am

Science is settled, so settled a teeny lectures the world with (-out understanding anything of it)

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  Krishna Gans
August 26, 2022 9:54 am

It is symptomatic of the larger problem of climate alarmism when a prominent spokesman is a poorly educated, autistic girl with little world experience. Would anyone pay her out of their own pocket for any advice she would be able to give on any subject?

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:31 am

She’s an asset at this point griffin.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:44 am

Who said we were enraged? She has done a huge favour to the skeptic community. I think most people on WUWT find her unintentionally hilarious.

The video of her saying “How DARE you!!” has become a classic meme.

Reply to  Graemethecat
August 26, 2022 2:30 pm

My Favorite
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John Bell
Reply to  Fraizer
August 26, 2022 3:49 pm

YES!! I love that paint job, Greta the Grinch grimacing.

Nick Graves
Reply to  John Bell
August 27, 2022 1:36 am

Godzilla saves Tokyo from Greta!

Reply to  John Bell
August 27, 2022 4:16 am

… on a gas-guzzling internal combustion hot rod.

Clyde Spencer
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:46 am

Once again, painting the world with your broad brush.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:50 am

I am outraged, Griff, and so should you be!

Adults, both in her family and her handlers, manipulated a vulnerable girl, fed her lies, and encouraged her to skip school despite having no future prospects.

In any other world, other than the climate worrier world, this would be seen as child abuse.

Get real, Griff

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 9:52 am

We sceptics are no longer in the minority.

Enjoy your £500 energy bill this January griff.


Mark BLR
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 10:01 am

And all it took was one teenager to collectively enrage and derail the entire skeptic community…

Yes, because all 8 billion people in the world are blessed with exactly the same communication “skills” …

Richard Page
Reply to  Mark BLR
August 27, 2022 12:51 pm

I’m still trying to work out how one person can do anything other than ‘collectively’!

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 10:04 am

Derail? How about disgust.

If you want to see ‘derail’ try Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). If Trump observed that the sun rises in the east, those with TDS would reflexively deny it.

As far as I can tell, nobody around here has lost contact with reality because of Greta.

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 10:17 am

We ignored her nonsense where I am. This winter I’ll be paying $0.58 per therm for natural gas (heating and hot water), and $0.12 per kW of electricity. You will be suffering the consequences of Greta. Insult all you want, it may help keep you warm.

Reply to  Jtom
August 27, 2022 4:41 am

wow your electricity is cheap
mines 19c a kwh lowest deal and 99c a day supply charges! THAT is the real ripoff
new rises same company after my deal ends will be 24c kwh;-(

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 10:38 am

No reply can adequately reflect the hypocrisy and idiocy of your comment.

Old Man Winter
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 10:48 am

“It doesn’t matter what is true, it only matters what people
believe is true.”- Paul Watson, Co-founder of Greenpeace

Lately, you haven’t been bragging on the UK’s much vaunted solar &
wind- they’ve had another bad month. Today, that “Steady Eddie”
ultra-polluting biomass- now REDLINING @ 2.8GW– will outperform
both of them combined, AGAIN (28GW nameplate). It’s saving a lot
of gas YOU will need to keep from freezing next winter. Any regrets
yet for not being skeptical of GRETA’S GREAT GREEN GRIFT?

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 11:07 am

Why is Greta wearing a heavy jacket in the summer?

Reply to  Rob Gappa
August 27, 2022 4:20 am

Made with those evil fossil fuels.

Reply to  Rob Gappa
August 27, 2022 4:42 am

hides her anorexic body, and she’d feel the cold with no bodyfat

Richard Page
Reply to  Rob Gappa
August 27, 2022 12:52 pm

Cos no-one told her to take it off.

Pat from Kerbob
Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Cmon Griff, Greta is screaming because nothing is happening regarding her program, europe is returning to coal.

I’d advise those who care about her (not her parents) to post a suicide watch and remove the sharps.

Someone might also look in on you at the same time

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 2:32 pm

For laughter.. Greta beat Groucho.

Your point is ?

The left climate cult, like you, were so easily taken in by a delinquent high-school truant.

Where does that leave you, griff… still down on your knees in worship ? !!

Reply to  griff
August 26, 2022 4:55 pm

I think that all but 2 or 3 of us here realized all along that the logical conclusion to politicians following the rantings of St Greta was that people were going to freeze in the dark. This is the year. Now the same politicians don’t want citizens to remember that the cause of their misery is that the politicians followed a teenager instead of the logic that God gave a scorpion.

Reply to  griff
August 27, 2022 4:09 am

Griff, I do believe that you may have set a new record (89 and counting) for down votes for one of your most imbecilic comments. Greta is (was, she is a woman now) an abused and manipulated child, celebrated by you and the woke gutter left. Her story is emblematic of the evil and hopelessness of the so-called ‘environmentalist’ movement and those who run it.

Reply to  griff
August 27, 2022 9:47 am

And all it took was one teenager to collectively enrage and derail the entire skeptic community…”

Again, giffie spouts fallacious lies without providing any evidence.

Again, giffie displays it’s fantasy world where skeptics perform giffie’s delusions that do not actually exist.

  1. According to giffie’s fantasy world, skeptics were enraged. Perhaps skeptics were enraged, but not in the manner giffie fabricates. What enraged skeptics:
  2. that people would viciously abuse an autistic child and enrich themselves.
  3. that the alleged news services would utterly fail to publish the truth regarding Greta.
  4. that virtually all alleged news services would join the obvious child abuse and contribute to deeply harm Greta.

derail the entire skeptic community“, nope, never happened.
Typical of giffie’s fantasies, totally baseless except in it’s broken mind.

Craig from Oz
Reply to  griff
August 27, 2022 7:19 pm

Don’t sell yourself short, Griff. You pissed us off as well.

Carbon Bigfoot
August 26, 2022 8:12 am

NUT ZERO. UK politicians are terminally stupid. Just like our Dumb-O-Rats here in the US.

Reply to  Carbon Bigfoot
August 26, 2022 10:30 am

Yes – but be fair, they all make a lot of (our) money!

Tom Henry
August 26, 2022 8:12 am

I propose changing her name to Regreta Thunberg.

Reply to  Tom Henry
August 26, 2022 10:29 am

Aha – brings back memories for us old wrinklies of Norman Lamont’s finest hour!

Gordon A. Dressler
August 26, 2022 8:20 am

The phrase “a flash in the pan” comes to mind.

Good riddance to Time‘s Person of the Year in 2019, just 3 years ago. Time magazine should follow.

Stephen Philbrick
Reply to  Gordon A. Dressler
August 26, 2022 2:25 pm

Time still exists?

Craig from Oz
Reply to  Stephen Philbrick
August 27, 2022 7:22 pm

Hey, don’t knock Time. Time Magazine legitimately allows us to now use the names Greta and Adolf in the same sentence.

Well done, Time.

Peta of Newark
August 26, 2022 8:42 am

The guy speaking from 4:51 sums it up.

It was incredibly embarrassing …..

It’s quite clear and very lovely that the story here is not aimed at Greta personally and in fact, a lot of people owe Greta an immense debt of gratitude for doing exactly as she did – making our esteemed leaders make asses of themselves.

Kids, even (especially) Autistics Are Not Dumb
I’ve said it before, autistic children/people are very very brave individuals

To say it backfired spectacularly on her parents/controllers would be today’s understatement.
But they got their Dream Round The World Holiday Junket.
Who’s to say if it was worth it

There again, was it planned that way? Who is having the last laugh?

Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 26, 2022 9:51 am

She got a boat trip to the US 🙂

Reply to  Derg
August 26, 2022 10:35 am

In a boat built of carbon fibre using sails made from Dacron which is made from oil.

Reply to  Oldseadog
August 27, 2022 2:14 am

If my memory is working I seem to remember it also had backup diesel engines.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 26, 2022 9:57 am

I’ve said it before, autistic children/people are very very brave individuals

Bit of a generalisation there Peta. Like all redheads are short tempered?

Richard Page
Reply to  HotScot
August 27, 2022 12:58 pm

There’s a problem that autistic people have to cope with. Because they can’t seem to socialise (somebody mentioned once that they maybe cannot recognise the same facial expressions that other people can) they get frustrated and angry around other people – a lot.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Peta of Newark
August 26, 2022 5:18 pm

Andy Warhol said it all.

Reply to  Dave Fair
August 27, 2022 4:44 am

and so did PT Barnum

John K. Sutherland
August 26, 2022 9:11 am

She and her parents got rich doing it.

Reply to  John K. Sutherland
August 26, 2022 9:51 am

I think it was just her parents and her handlers – not such Greta saw anything of the dosh

Reply to  Redge
August 26, 2022 10:25 am

Never mind, Greta: you can always borrow a dinghy and come across to the UK. I’m sure our Border Force will be very welcoming if you make it!

Reply to  IanE
August 26, 2022 10:28 am

Not if it’s made from oil products

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Redge
August 26, 2022 1:10 pm

Like this boat?

Old Man Winter
Reply to  Redge
August 26, 2022 1:07 pm

While I could be wrong, I don’t think she or her family are “big time”
opportunists a la Meghan Markle, who would be jet
setting around Europe if she were Greta. She seems
content eating a store-bought peasant meal, She does, however, exhibit the usual hypocrisy of lib celebrities.

Richard Page
Reply to  Old Man Winter
August 27, 2022 1:06 pm

She would have just been some mixed up kid on an illegal protest (why was it that neither she nor her parents were charged for her missing school, which is illegal in Sweden), if one of the passers-by hadn’t been a member of a climate change activist group who then pushed her onto the world stage.

Reply to  John K. Sutherland
August 27, 2022 4:44 am

they appeared to be VERY well off beforehand

Bruce Cobb
August 26, 2022 10:33 am

In the end, she told everyone to “shove your climate crisis up your arse”. I think she was starting to get the picture.

August 26, 2022 11:27 am

She’s outgrown her adolescent appeal. She’s fortunate that she was a cute baby or she would have been the first victim of an ethical… climate crisis.

Michael in Dublin
August 26, 2022 11:39 am

We understand a child having a tantrum. That is what younger children do when they cannot get their way and until they are properly disciplined. However, when this continues into adolescence and then adulthood it becomes the worst form of manipulation. Green hysterics needs to be recognized for what it is and totally ignored. If it progresses to green vandalism and green violence, it should be met with stiff fines and imprisonment. No more green mollycoddling. This has no place in a civilized community.

August 26, 2022 11:58 am

The usefulness of Greta was very specifically based upon emotions. A seemingly precocious and intelligent (is that redundant? I’m neither precocious or intelligent) child declares that man-made globul warming is the scourge of the planet. She was not vetted for qualifications to chime in on this non-crisis.
But as the scaremongers planned, she was given not just a free pass, but elevated to a level where her word on global warming was more accurate and true than the word of anyone on this website.
That worked. She has done more harm than all of you have undone. Now who is to blame?

Mike Maguire
August 26, 2022 12:19 pm

Europe is having an inevitable green energy crisis.
Wind and solar have failed to keep up in the REAL world, like was promised in the green fairytale world.
Natural gas prices in the USA have tripled in just 2 years but in Europe, they are 10 times higher than 1 year ago. That’s no typing mistake. 10 times higher!

Instead of a fake climate crisis, Europe is being hit with a REAL energy crisis.
They are doing the unthinkable and starting up closed coal powered plants to avert people and businesses from having no power. Homes having no heat this Winter.

Greta and her fake green energy schemes are on the schist list for many Europeans right now.
Best for her to keep a low profile, until this REAL energy crisis passes.

Then, like every other time, they will pretend it never happened and go right back to selling the DISinformation about crap green energy schemes that caused this and Greta will come out of hiding….or maybe they will conjure up a brand new marketing scheme to replace Greta, since she’s spending so much time in the shist house right now, it may be impossible to clean her up enough to remove all of it from the minds of consumers that are getting clobbered by this real crisis.

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Mike Maguire
August 26, 2022 1:45 pm

1. Current natural gas prices in the US have tripled in a short period of time. In Europe, however they are 7 times higher than the US and 10 times higher than 1 year ago. In today’s age, we are constantly bombarded with news of fake crisis’s. This one is an entirely legit crisis that is being downplayed because of #2 below! The legit threat of not having energy to power or heat your house if you live in Europe.

2. So bad that many European countries have reopened closed coal plants and are burning coal again. Going back to extremely reliable coal because fake green energy failed miserably. The most important element to judge an energy source’s value is based on it always being there when you need it most. Not just during periods when the wind is blowing hard.

3. The majority of the cost to produce fertilizer (especially nitrogen) is natural gas. The biggest determinant to crop yields in the developed world is fertilizer use. The prices and associated costs are part of farmers input costs which factors into planting decisions and………..if fertilizer becomes too expensive results in cutting back application rates which reduces crop yields.

4. The growing 2022 crop and that which is being harvested were NOT affected by high fertilizer rates which had not hit the markets before decisions were made on input prices. This years global crop will end up being near the record, thanks to increases in production in China, India, Canada, Russia and Australia offsetting some losses in production elsewhere.

5. The sky high price of fertilizer right now, however might impact 2023 crops and beyond. Planted crop acreage could be affected and fertilizer application rates might be affected. Bottom line……….the higher the price of natural gas is and the longer it stays extremely high, the greater the impact will be on fertilizer prices and eventually food production, then food prices down the road.

Elliot W
Reply to  Mike Maguire
August 26, 2022 6:57 pm

Regarding Canada: Trudeau is telling farmers to cut fertilizer use by 30%. Declaring war on farmers as well as food production.

August 26, 2022 12:24 pm

Unlike Peter Pan the Gretas of the world are growing up and beginning to realize fighting the fossil fuel Captain Hooks makes for a cold and uncomfortable winter.

Caligula Jones
August 26, 2022 1:01 pm

I said this when the cult started: eventually, like with Little House on the Prairie where they just blinded another kid when ratings went down, they’ll need a younger mascot.

August 26, 2022 1:28 pm

Reminds me of Tommy (The Who). “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

John Hultquist
August 26, 2022 2:31 pm

Greta reminds me of Bagdad Bob.
Bob became famous 19 years ago,
the year Greta was born.
Young readers may have to search-up Bob.

August 26, 2022 7:04 pm

Never reply to graft or playdoh, and they will eventually go away.

JLC of Perth
August 26, 2022 7:42 pm

She was only ever a novelty and, as with all novelties, people lost interest in her quickly. Her popularity began to fall when she lost the puppy fat and wasn’t cute any more. She is now just a rude,
shouty, obsessive bore.
She seems to be mentally fragile, according to her parents, so this sudden lack of interest must be hard to cope with. The short-term fame won’t be good for her in the long term.
Frankly my care factor is very low.

August 26, 2022 8:23 pm

Never forget. She addressed the UN General Assembly.

August 26, 2022 8:31 pm

Oh my. The UK needs more solar panels and wind turbines. Greta was so right.

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August 26, 2022 8:33 pm

Greta has been dropped because she asked the Awkward Question:
“If it’s that serious, why aren’t you DOING something about it?”.

Why indeed?

Perhaps because They knew it wasn’t serious, at all?

August 27, 2022 6:00 am

Is she some Johanna of Orleans?

Richard Page
Reply to  marty
August 27, 2022 1:15 pm

No, Jeanne got her very own stake in the bonfire of her vanities. Greta’s will be metaphorical.

William Haas
August 27, 2022 5:28 pm

She just says what people tell her to say. Has she finished high school yet?

Craig from Oz
August 27, 2022 7:25 pm

Bolt is also the same person who made a very public point in saying that Joe Biden deserved a chance to be President because of his ‘fine words’ he used in the debates.

Bolt is a Never Trumper and a grifter.

Serge Wright
August 28, 2022 5:37 am

The alarmists started using children as a tool to push the cause and that’s why she was initially chosen. Now she’s grown up she’s no use to their cause.

Nolan Parker
August 31, 2022 2:20 pm

I wish I had been the first person to predict this very thing. Whoever it was said
They will use her till people get tired of her, then toss her aside. And that was Very early on in her ascendancy to fame. Well, at least she has her good looks to fall back on. Aww,hell,she’s going hungry

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