It should not be considered hurtful or insulting to call somebody ignorant when this somebody knows naught about the subject on which she is preaching. If even I, for example, were to lecture and harangue you on the subject of pre-Columbia Peruvian pottery, about which I know zippo, except that such pottery exists, you could rightfully call me ignorant. I would not weep.
Greta Thunberg, who is leading tykes the world over on a “climate strike”, is ignorant about the earth’s climate. Beyond knowing that it exists, and having absorbed a slew of false and monstrously improbable statistics, little Greta is abominably untutored about the physics of a differentially heated fluid flowing over a rotating sphere. I have fifty bucks says she could not define vorticity. And it’s a good bet she doesn’t even know why they sky is blue. During a cloudless sunny day, that is. (Do you, dear reader; without looking it up, I mean.)
Yet she says she wants us to feel the fear she feels over the climate. Sorry, sweetheart. Nobody still in love with Reality would attempt simulating the emotional state of a teenage girl. Especially about global warming.
Nobody that is, except for a guy named Jonathan Franzen, who I’ve been informed had some sort of feud with Oprah. This made him a celebrity, and there is nobody more qualified on every subject than a celebrity. Franzen did his best to sound like a squealing girl in a New Yorker piece, which even on line had the stains of his tears.
Celebrity Franzen, who all evidence indicates is even more ignorant on dynamics that little Greta, said “The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.”
Today, the scientific evidence verges on irrefutable. If you’re younger than sixty, you have a good chance of witnessing the radical destabilization of life on earth—massive crop failures, apocalyptic fires, imploding economies, epic flooding, hundreds of millions of refugees fleeing regions made uninhabitable by extreme heat or permanent drought. If you’re under thirty, you’re all but guaranteed to witness it.
This is what soy can do to you, dear reader. Stay away from its unfermented forms.
Only a person who knows nothing whatsoever about the subject, or a willful bamboozler, can say, as celebrity Franzen says, “Our atmosphere and oceans can absorb only so much heat before climate change, intensified by various feedback loops, spins completely out of control.” At least celebrity Franzen is aware he is a celebrity. “As a non-scientist, I do my own kind of modelling….” Which have no bearing on Reality.
Not being a scientist has not discouraged celebrity Franzen in the least, nor has it dampened the ardor of his New Yorker editor, from speaking on matters scientific.
Hasn’t stopped little Greta, either. Who, Sara Silverman, in one of her blasphemies searching for a laugh, has called “Jesus.” Silverman is person who tells jokes. So she, too, is ignorant about the climate. And history—but let that pass.
Here’s little Greta:
“Hope is something you need to deserve,” the 16-year-old from Sweden said in an interview with The Post, as she continues her push for global leaders to take more aggressive action…
But by the time the 16-year-old arrived in the United States in late August after a two-week ocean voyage on a zero-emissions boat, she was an icon of the youth climate movement. She has published a book, given barn-burning speeches before audiences of the world’s political and business leaders and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. This coming Friday, she plans to lead a protest in New York ahead of a United Nations summit on climate action. Hundreds of thousands of students across more than 150 countries have said they plan to walk out of school in solidarity with her.
This truly is the ignorant Leading the misinformed on strike. It is encouraged by people who ought to know better, by those, that is, who know that little Greta is ignorant about the climate. This does not stop them from encouraging little ignorant Greta and her misinformed followers.
This is (as we’ve said before) proof positive that those encouraging little ignorant Greta are trying to scam the rest of us. Whether they’ll get away with more than this asinine demonstrations is an open question. But given they (rather, their offices) have been trying to get away with it since the 1970s, and no amount of Reality can correct them, chances are they’ll get away with it.
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