Greta Thunberg the Convicted Criminal. Source Breitbart, Fair Use, Low Resolution Image to Identify the Subject.

Claim: Aussies Should Learn Communication Skills from Greta Thunberg

Essay by Eric Worrall

“… Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover what climate deniers are actually scared of. …”

Why Greta Thunberg really irks some Aussies

By Dean Frenkel | 4 August 2023, 8:00am

Climate activist Greta Thunberg possesses intelligence, articulation and integrity that many Australians should aspire to, writes Dean Frenkel.

WHY DOES Greta Thunberg provoke the angst of so many conservative Australians? She speaks better than the vast majority of them.

Her expression is direct. She makes her points without beating around the bush, throwing in niceties or taking the back road. She looks truth in the eye and tells it how it is. Usually, this trait is attractive to Australians who like to call a spade a spade — but not in Greta’s case.

Dig a little deeper and you’ll discover what climate deniers are actually scared of. Their fear is not about reckless human excess damaging the planet, polluting the waterways or poisoning the air. Their fear is about Greta triggering a whole new generation of Greta Thunbergs who are angry, articulate, loud, confrontational and better at expressing themselves than any previous generation.

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Greta is not an inspiration, she is an ignorant troll who dresses in plastic while demanding the world abandon fossil fuel.

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Greta Thunberg wins €1 million climate change prize. Source Sky News, fair use, low resolution image to identify the subject.

When Greta is caught out, instead of owning her mistakes, on at least one occasion she apparently deleted the evidence.

Embarrassing tweet allegedly deleted by Greta.

What really irks me though is Greta is a convicted adult criminal who keeps trying to influence our kids.

Greta might have made enough money or might be receiving enough support to not have to worry about the consequences of skipping school and having a criminal record, but what about the young people who Greta influences?

A criminal record can severely impact people’s future life choices. Long after the Greta kids forget their childish climate hysteria, those who followed Greta’s path into criminality could still be paying a heavy price for their youthful indiscretions.

Growing up these days is complicated. The last thing we need is for influencers like Dean Frenkel to amplify the message of adult criminals like Greta. Such amplification can only add to our children’s confusion, by intensifying our kids’ exposure to Greta’s shallow, ignorant and reckless brand of climate doomsday propaganda.

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Tom Halla
August 6, 2023 10:10 am

Greta has high functioning Autism, Aspergers syndrome, so I really doubt she is a good example. Except of being exploited by cynical publicists for the Green Blob.

Reply to  Tom Halla
August 6, 2023 10:22 am

Fetal alcohol syndrome accounts for her dwarfism as well.

Reply to  Milo
August 6, 2023 1:33 pm

And the evidence for this is…? Such ad hominem attacks do no-one any favours, nor offer a constructive argument!

Reply to  atticman
August 6, 2023 9:54 pm

Well said, Atticman.

Greta is wrong on just about everything her team makes her say and do, but the personal attacks are repugnant.

Andy Pattullo
Reply to  atticman
August 7, 2023 2:26 pm

It isn’t proof but she has characteristic appearance of FAS and her mother was a regular drinker. Not her fault if true but also a good reason to doubt her clarity of thought. The medical community is notoriously bad at consistently diagnosis mental health conditions accurately and Autism/Asperger’s along with attention deficit disorder are diagnoses with wide variation in application. People often prefer those labels to FAS which is very common but comes with a lot of baggage.

Richard Page
Reply to  Milo
August 6, 2023 4:00 pm

Not so sure Milo. Sure she looks small and child-like compared to other 20 year olds but, don’t forget, she went onto a vegan diet at age 10 so we may be seeing the result of 10 years of poor nutrition and harmful dieting.

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Reply to  Tom Halla
August 7, 2023 6:57 am

Greta has high functioning Autism

I sincerely doubt that.

I have high functioning Autism. The term high functioning means you can function in society while just being considered a bit quirky by your peers. I am not saying I am pissing in a solid gold khazi, but I do know the joys of the top tax bracket.

This is a woman who is barely functional away from her handlers, thinks she can see CO2 and since she refuses to fly the only time she has been high is at the top of a ladder.

To take the advice of Dean Frenkel I should express my expressions direct. He believes I should make my points without beating around the bush, throwing in niceties or taking the back road.

Greta is a Minda.

Don’t try and credit her with being high functioning.

J Boles
August 6, 2023 10:22 am

What if EVERYONE on Earth acted as she does? Using FF every day, yet demanding that FF be abandoned, with lots of virtue signaling and photo ops on top of the hypocrisy, with everyone agreeing with everyone else, yes stop using FF we only have a few more years left, and make a career out of it. Sick minds at work!

Richard Page
Reply to  J Boles
August 6, 2023 11:06 am

Everyone on earth HAS acted like her, but usually with good parents we grew out of it.

August 6, 2023 10:33 am

If you’ve seen her without a script I don’t need to tell you how clueless she is

Possibly the most famous case of child abuse and exploitation

Reply to  strativarius
August 6, 2023 9:49 pm


August 6, 2023 10:39 am

She’s not a hypocrite. She’s a true believer. A regular Joan of Arc. If all her co-religionists were as sincere as she is, the impractical part of Net Zero would become immediately apparent and it would be set, match, over. Remember it was Greta outside the CO26 in Glasgow leading the crowd telling the CO26 delegates to “Shove this climate crisis up your arse.”

She thinks the powers that be attend only to window dressing. I can’t disagree with her. She believes the crisis is existential and real. Try getting elected really believing. The little prophetess is calling the bluff on her side. She’s not staying on the reservation and the greenies are afraid to use her – they can’t be too careful. She’s a planted bomb – and she is planted on their side.

August 6, 2023 10:44 am

Whistling past the graveyard. They know their scam is losing headway.

August 6, 2023 11:41 am

From the above article’s quoted excerpt by Dean Frenkel:
“She looks truth in the eye and tells it how it is.”

I will just observe that, from her numerous incorrect public statements about Earth’s climate, Greta Thunberg would not know truth if it struck her in the eye.

Gunga Din
Reply to  ToldYouSo
August 6, 2023 1:20 pm

She looks truth in the eye and sees CO2 instead.

August 6, 2023 11:43 am

Frenkel is a bottom feeder and should be removed from his position immediately. I have no respect for Greta, she doesn’t know what she is talking about and the sorry POS alarmists use her because skeptics are not inclined to attack a child.

The one thing she does that I wish we would do is use simple to understand language, she is talking to the common guy. That is what is important. Imagine how effective we could be if our people did the same thing. The people at WUWT and the people who follow WUWT are really bright, really really bright. All of the studies, reports, surveys and explanations found here are important, very important but they are not how you communicate with the common man. Talk plain give examples and show your work in the simplest way possible.

The people who can understand all of the technical language, complex math and bewildering scientific processes are not the ones we need to convince. The common every day guy is our audience or should be. Convince him and the pseudo climate scientists will be running for cover in no time.

Richard Page
Reply to  Bob
August 6, 2023 1:01 pm

Used her – past tense. She’s no longer a child and responsible for her own actions under the law. As such the green blob is reluctant to use her any more – her childish behaviour is no longer excusable nor appealing. Her ‘use-by date’ has expired.

Reply to  Richard Page
August 6, 2023 4:49 pm

You are right but they took full advantage while they could.

Reply to  Richard Page
August 6, 2023 9:56 pm

Like a sitcom that feeds on child actors… will they try to replace her? If so can they hope to get one as effective or will they end up with a mass media version of “New Coke”?

Richard Page
Reply to  KevinM
August 7, 2023 7:35 am

I doubt they could. For better or worse Greta Thunberg has been a singular phenomenon; producing another female teen activist icon would backfire badly. The Thunberg gravy train will rumble onwards with books, the philanthropic foundation, appearances and then branch out into other lines designed to make money from the ‘Greta Thunberg’ name until no-one remembers who she was. In a few years time it’ll just be ‘Greta who?’ and the AGW activism will, hopefully, also be as obscure as her.

Lee Riffee
August 6, 2023 11:52 am

I wonder if this Dean Frenkel fellow would have been impressed with Jim Jones? Revernen Moon? How about David Koresh? Both of those men were, loud, forceful and articulate speakers as well. And we all know what happened to those who followed them!
Gee, I guess if you are impressed by one cult leader, you might as well be impressed by some of the others….

Reply to  Lee Riffee
August 6, 2023 1:36 pm

David Koresh? Ah, the “Wacko from Waco”. Never was an epithet more appropriate…

Joe Gordon
Reply to  Lee Riffee
August 6, 2023 1:46 pm

People like him are common when dictators are in power. Half of Europe couldn’t wait to turn their Jewish people over to the Nazis pre-WWII.

The Frenkels of this world specialize in this form of licking boots, certain of their positions of privilege at the foot of the table, receiving table scraps ahead of those who don’t Believe.

No one
August 6, 2023 12:40 pm

Disserting Under the Influence?

August 6, 2023 12:47 pm

No rational, science & engineering competent person could learn anything from this alarmist exploited young woman – those so called leaders who have fawned over her, should never be trusted with your money, those who have used her to peddle alarmist nonsense should be sanctioned

August 6, 2023 12:56 pm

I know what bugs me about Greta. It’s the way the self-proclaimed “progressives” have drooled all over her like she is the font of wisdom, the child wonder, the Baby Jesus. Time Magazine made her their person of the year, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, she shared her great wisdom with the United Nations and with various world leaders, she was fawned over by the beautiful and the powerful, and her every move was reported by the news media. Every time she went to the bathroom it made the headlines of the New York Times, PBS, and BBC.

And the reality is that she is just a dumb high school drop-out who doesn’t know what she is talking about and has no experience with real life.

Reply to  Marty
August 6, 2023 10:03 pm

Your word choices are abrasive but the point stands.
Kids who like to talk let people know what their parents think.
Unfortunately “no experience with real life” describes even the smartest ones.

August 6, 2023 12:57 pm

It appears to me that many people (young and old) all around the world enjoying Western democracies feel anxious & outraged about their lot in life, and take every opportunity to blame their unsatisfactory circumstances to some wrong or other that has been unjustly perpetrated upon them.

Not being able to realistically assign a particular wrong deliberately committed against them that caused their sad circumstances, the outraged will eagerly align and join with some cult or other that conveniently fits as the perpetrator of their chosen wrong.

This, I believe, is a way of denying personal responsibility for the decisions / choices / actions that the outraged have taken along their life journey, where we all have to choose between courses that result in “order” or “chaos”.

As long as personal responsibility is not inculcated from generation to generation, I fear that our 21st century Western societies will inevitably go the way of the Roman empire and other such ultimately indulgent societies.

There is no such thing as moving from “safe space” to “safe space” in life.
No matter what the Gretas of the world try to tell the kids (and their juvenile parents).

Reply to  Mr.
August 6, 2023 10:07 pm

“the outraged will eagerly align and join with some cult or other that conveniently fits as the perpetrator “
or we will post philosophical polemics in some guys blog comment section?

Gunga Din
August 6, 2023 1:10 pm

“Claim: Aussies Should Learn Communication Skills from Greta Thunberg”
Too late for me. I already graduated High School. And, while it’s true I did drop out of college after my freshman year, I did go back to and earned a degree (a small one) in what I really wanted to learn about.
(To me, the degree was incidental. It came along with what I wanted to learn more about.)

August 6, 2023 1:11 pm

Story tip

A superb summary of nut zero – hope Greta reads it

Richard Page
Reply to  Energywise
August 6, 2023 3:29 pm

A good summary but not complete – it fails to mention the Spring 2020 ‘Citizens Assembly on Climate Change’ where a group of activists bombarded a group of over 100 people with climate activist propaganda and ideology in a ludicruous series of staged meetings. The end result were the ‘Net Zero’ policies – the activists ramming through the policies only they wanted using highly questionable methods with only a paper-thin veneer of ‘public consultation’.

Reply to  Energywise
August 6, 2023 10:19 pm

From the linked article: A recent YouGov poll found that support for Net Zero falls from a whopping 70 per cent to just a quarter at the mere mention of ‘some additional costs for ordinary people’ 

Jeff L
August 6, 2023 1:50 pm

I tell you what irks me – is that her position on the subject, and those like her, will imposed far more hardships on society than any climate change ever will. Not to mention it is fundamentally a far left political ideology, couched in “science” to achieve a look of credibility. History has shown far left politics is a formula for failure.

August 6, 2023 1:50 pm

I feel sorry for Greta because she was indoctrinated at a very young age and then used to present an agenda by her parents. I would classify it as child abuse and her parents should be put in prison for doing so. Because of her Autism it was easy to do and unfortunately its unlikely she will ever she how she was abused and overcome the indoctrination. Some day, maybe we will look back and prevent this from happening again but for now she is the Pied Piper of climate change and leading everybody down the garden path.

August 6, 2023 2:19 pm

I am really fascinated by the conviction of global warming activists, that they have it in their power to psycho-analyze anyone who disagrees with them.

This is truly and example of the patients trying to run the asylum.

Reply to  MarkW
August 6, 2023 8:06 pm

 that they have it in their power to psycho-analyze anyone who disagrees with them….” Says the man who “continually” psycho-analyze anyone who disagrees with him.

Richard Page
Reply to  Simon
August 7, 2023 7:42 am

Nope. Spotting anti-social behaviour patterns is nowhere near the same as their amateur-hour psycho-babble nonsense. I feel pity for people who lack the intelligence to tell the difference.

August 6, 2023 2:39 pm

Oh we’re well aware how effective childish doomstering and fearmongering is in feathering your own nest-
Intellectually ‘bankrupt’ scientists are running down the Great Barrier Reef | Sky News Australia

There’s a cost to be paid for all this massive propaganda machinery and taxeating with poor folks’ energy bills and increasing homelessness the most obvious. Lefties can squander precious taxing capacity on anything they like but there’s some ugly tradeoffs in that and the alternative with printing helicopter money will filter down to struggletown last. Those of us with traditional conservative values will get our hands on it first and be insulated from the inevitable inflation and we’re the ones with the subsidised solar panels on our rooves deflecting the power costs.

August 6, 2023 3:17 pm

Who wouldn’t be afraid of an army of uneducated idiots : “Their fear is about … a whole new generation of Greta Thunbergs who are angry, articulate, loud …”

Richard Page
Reply to  Dradb
August 7, 2023 5:06 am

Neo-Luddites. And look at the damage the original ones caused.

August 6, 2023 3:38 pm

Dean Frenkel. Your lack of awareness is frightening. You should be scared of your own unforgivable ignorance. What a simplistic idiot.
What we are actually scared of is morons like you taking the dribblings of a child seriously.

August 6, 2023 4:24 pm

Where are the usual trolls, to mount a “defence of Greta.”?

They seem to be MIA. 😉

Reply to  Eric Worrall
August 6, 2023 8:07 pm

They’ll be on the lookout for a new underage climate pixie.” And so I dare say will you Eric, if the attention you give Greta is anything to go by.

Reply to  Simon
August 6, 2023 8:51 pm

Poor Simon… YOU are the Greta worshiper !

Eric is just laughing at the ridiculous-mess, and the fact that leftist twits actually listen to her as if she had anything worth saying.

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Reply to  Simon
August 7, 2023 7:13 am

Sorry Simon, but you are being a Simpy Dog. Can’t help you unless you want to be helped but one of the first steps at stopping being a Simpy Dog is to stop being a Simp.

The variation of being a Simp is being a White Knight.


She doesn’t know who you are. She is not to follow you back on Twitter. What’s more you are actually diminishing her agency because by you leaping to defend her you are implying she lacks the ability to do so without your help.

Frankly there are two options when discussing Greta.

One is she doesn’t know what she is doing. If this is true then the entire argument that she should be listened to goes out the window.

The second is she knows exactly what she is doing. If this is true she sincerely wants to destroy modern civilisation and have several billion starve to death as we are forced – for our own good – to go back to 1300s methods of food creation and distribution.

If this is the case if you are not openly trying to discredit her at every opportunity then there is something wrong with you as a functioning member of civilisation.

You want to go and live sustainment farming hand sowing your own crops using only organics and animal power based on the teaching of St Greta go right ahead, just remember to go full pre-industrial and hand in your internet access first.

Reply to  May Contain Traces of Seafood
August 7, 2023 12:27 pm

“….leaping to defend her”
I didn’t defend her here(read my comment below). I’m just saying she gets all the free press she wants and more from WUWT’s fascination with her, so in my book she is winning. If people here really thinks she is just a silly little misguided young woman, then ignore her. But…my guess is she is really quite a threat to some here, who hate the idea of a “young female” telling the “old men” here, how the world works. Just saying…..

Reply to  Simon
August 7, 2023 1:29 pm

Obviously YOU feel threatened by her, or are in awe of her.

Probably why you want her as your “mistress”.

Can you find a big enough pedestal.. can you grovel low enough?

Reply to  bnice2000
August 7, 2023 10:16 pm

You are one sick sick puppy….

John the Econ
August 6, 2023 6:20 pm

Greta doesn’t irk me at all. The supposed adults and political leaders who give a high school dropout a platform for no better reason that she parrots their narrative certainly do.

Reply to  John the Econ
August 6, 2023 8:09 pm

The supposed adults and political leaders who give a high school dropout a platform for no better reason that she parrots their narrative certainly do”
Well she get’s one hell of a platform here… and all for free.

Reply to  Simon
August 6, 2023 8:59 pm

Oh dear, Simon thinks being the butt of total ridicule is “a platform”.

Guess that is all he has experience in his life.

She old enough for you to make that marriage proposal now.. If you DARE.

Reply to  Simon
August 6, 2023 10:06 pm

But at what cost to Greta?

History is replete with examples of children who are catapulted to fame only to succumb to drugs and alcohol as their young minds are not equipped to handle the adoration of their acolytes and the subsequent fall from grace.

I feel sorry for Greta.

Reply to  Redge
August 7, 2023 12:30 am

Actually I am a bit bored by her. She was interesting at first, but her ideas are pretty simplistic and a bit “finger wavey.” It just makes me laugh that WUWT seems to follow her every move, just so they (Eric usually) can complain about her.

Reply to  Simon
August 7, 2023 3:19 am

 but her ideas are pretty simplistic”

So… your perfect match !

Richard Page
Reply to  Simon
August 7, 2023 5:09 am

“..pretty simplistic and a bit ‘finger wavey’…” No wonder she gained some traction with the climate enthusiasts – the entire AGW concept is simplistic and finger wavey.

August 6, 2023 9:06 pm

Greta Thunberg appeared in at least 2 Netflix “Explained” series episodes, in both cases portrayed positively. Mr Rogers was not advocated.

Reply to  KevinM
August 6, 2023 9:09 pm

So strange watching that platform fight for money while attacking the source of money so aggressively.

August 7, 2023 10:32 am

Eric ==> The “Greta is a convicted adult criminal” is categorically unfair — one of those “true” things that when stated blandly, gives a false message.

Many of us in my generation protested things we thought were wrong in our societies — the War in Vietnam and the draft being the biggest of these. Many of us were arrested — many of us were convicted of “crimes” but they were “crimes of conscience”.

That said, Greta is a who she is and is grossly wrong about climate — spreading false overly emotion nonsense with great support from a complicit media.

son of mulder
August 7, 2023 12:53 pm

She’s a 20 year old who knows SFA about Physics. Nuff said.

Andy Pattullo
August 7, 2023 2:20 pm

Greta Thunderpants has a cognitive disorder, is an opportunist and huckster, and couldn’t recognize a basic science principle if it bit her on the nose. Revering her as an honest prophet is like claiming Joe Biden is a genius and VP Harris a modern day Shakespeare.

Richard Page
Reply to  Andy Pattullo
August 8, 2023 8:04 pm

Oh give her a few more years, she’ll get some plastic surgery and an Onlyfans account – it seems to be the celeb pattern these days.

August 11, 2023 11:08 am

I don’t see how she is any different from the whole main run of “mainstream” media personalities. Panics are the health of all Big Media. If the public isn’t scared today, they make up another phony emergency. Ho hum.

There is a real danger to civilization out there, but it’s not one Greta will ever notice. Unless she gets culturally enriched.

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