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"As it is now, people in general don't seem to be very aware of the actual science and how serious this crisis is," [16-year-old Greta Thunberg} said to the scattered lawmakers and dozens of cameras at the hearing this week. "I think we need to inform them and start treating the crisis like the existential threat it is."

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>Captured Attention for Climate Change
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let me bust this cherry, then:
globohomo could've chosen a lot better spokescreature than this autistic swedish potato(e).

#1 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-21 12:24 AM | Reply

Leftwing adults haven't made the case for their new green scheme so now they cynically start a children's crusade. Yeah, let's take advice on radically reorganizing our society from a 16-year old. Pathetic.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 12:41 AM | Reply

"Yeah, let's take advice on radically reorganizing our society from a 16-year old. Pathetic.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN "

Speaking of that, what ever happened to that survivor of a school massacre that the left was fauning all over and put on a pedestal as the new Messiah? He was hot ---- for a few weeks, then he suddenly dropped of radar as quickly as he got on it. I think his last name was Hogg. Anyone heard anything about that arrogant brat after his 15 minutes expired?

#3 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-21 12:48 AM | Reply

What a sharp kid. She and young people have to live many decades in the world we leave behind for them.

Can't knock her fervor one bit.

#4 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-21 02:29 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Potato(e) Thunberg might have to endure a slight up-tick from the temperature to which she's accustomed from the A/C. Schade!
Get this fetal alcohol syndrome child out of my face.

#5 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-21 03:48 AM | Reply

This child can't even begin to come up with a compelling reason for why we need to listen to, or obey, the supposedly commanding science which is also guiding her journey. Appeals to following "united science", or whatever, is non-ironically anti-scientific.

#6 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-21 03:54 AM | Reply

this is now a metal thread. with respect to the initial effort, here's a song about monomania: www.youtube.com

#7 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-09-21 04:10 AM | Reply

She'll learn soon enough that it won't make a difference, money and greed always win.

this is now a metal thread.
#7 | POSTED BY BERSERKONE

Cool........
Let the Children Name Themselves

#8 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-09-21 06:54 AM | Reply

#3

Goat looks like David Hogg is fine and doing well. Speaking all over the world, no clue what he's saying since I never cared much about him but probably bringing in good money for whatever it is. www.google.com

#9 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2019-09-21 07:14 AM | Reply

after his 15 minutes expired?
#3 | POSTED BY GOATMAN
probably bringing in good money for whatever it is
#9 TAOWARRIOR

15 minutes can generate a lot of gravy. Greta should get with David, they could do a 'best of' tour.

#10 | Posted by 6thPersona at 2019-09-21 08:31 AM | Reply

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Yeah, let's take advice on radically reorganizing our society from a 16-year old. Pathetic.
autistic swedish potato(e).

Neither of you have refuted anything, just a rush to an ad hominem. That's pathetic.

She's aligned herself with thousands of scientists over dozens of countries published in decades of peer reviewed journals. But yeah, it's just "some kid".

The clueless are the pseudo-science posers on Retort who don't know anything about the subject.

When one of you dunces can refute Arrhenius (for a start) I'll be willing to listen. Until then you haven't the slightest clue what you're blathering about.

I deal with Asperger's patients. They're some of the brightest of the bunch. They do have a profound propensity to not deal with people's bullshart. I doubt they'd suffer your stupidity very long.

#11 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-09-21 09:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This girl has a carbon footprint equal to the 0.0001%. Her sailing stunt required her crew to be flown home to Germany after they reached the US. This girl is a bigger fraud than Al Gore. I wonder if she will go Full Gore and start sexually assaulting massage girls...

#12 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2019-09-21 09:47 AM | Reply

--She's aligned herself with thousands of scientists over dozens of countries published in decades of peer reviewed journals. But yeah, it's just "some kid".
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So what? I don't disagree with the hypothesis of AGW myself, more or less. Acceptance of AGW does not require uncritical acceptance of CGW and the need for "green socialism" within 10 years.

I do object to the emotional, hysterical, quasi-religious fever of this children's crusade. That doesn't make for good public policy.

This isn't rational argument. It's fearmongering.
media.breitbart.com

This isn't science. It's religion.
i1.wp.com

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 10:23 AM | Reply

#12 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2019-09-21 09:47 AM | FLAG: Here's a little recent history that is impressive to me, unlike the latest prog/libbie meida darling.

Laura Dekker
When 14-year-old Laura Dekker set out in 2012 to become the youngest person to single-handedly circumnavigate the globe, filmmaker Jillian Schlesinger documented the remarkable 518-day journey.

#14 | Posted by MSgt at 2019-09-21 11:33 AM | Reply

Breitbart..? Do you put such inane non-science articles as some kind of liberal trigger because other than that, there's zero value to junk journalism like this.

Christ, what's next. Al Fkkn GORE?

You clearly don't understand squat, because you screech "Ten Years?!" like it's some mythical Armageddon going to fall on a perfectly healthy planet.

If you don't understand what's happening right now you don't have much understanding of the subject at all.

What part of the science do you think is bs? You can never seem to answer this question.

#15 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-09-21 12:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Breitbart..? Do you put such inane non-science articles as some kind of liberal trigger because other than that, there's zero value to junk journalism like this.

Hey stupid, if you had bothered to click the link you would have seen it was an image available from countless news services, not an article. You can find it by googling climate protest hanging images.

#16 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 12:13 PM | Reply

Are these images good enough for you, Zarnon of Planet Stupid?

www.unilad.co.uk

www.google.com

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 12:26 PM | Reply

Great images bro.

No rebuttal to any of the science just stupid cherry picking stereotyping. What point are you trying to prove anyways?

Why shouldn't kids be protesting? It's their future we're talking about.

They're orders of magnitude smarter than you for believing there's an actual crisis instead of do-nothing Conservadunce posturing.

But I and they are the stupid ones for agreeing with the science.

Dunning-Kruger, meet your poster child.

#18 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-09-21 12:37 PM | Reply

Arrhenius, Tyndall, Fourier. Which one of them were wrong? Jesus Christ, 20+ posts on this subject and you've never refuted any of the cornerstones of AGW.

#19 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-09-21 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--you've never refuted any of the cornerstones of AGW.

Read #13 again, as many times as necessary, Zstupid.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 12:50 PM | Reply

Yeah, let's take advice on radically reorganizing our society from a 16-year old. Pathetic.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Yeah let's listen to the sniveling bitter old schitts who've all but checked out and bases their decisions on what's most spiteful.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-21 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

This isn't science. It's religion.

That's not at all the norm.

Try again.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-21 12:53 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Read #13 again, as many times as necessary, Zstupid.

#20 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

All that pile of garbage says is that you are in fact the Dunning-Kruger poster child.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-21 12:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Seems like she wants to point the finger more than change. I mean, she's wearing a damn plastic coat in the picture in the article.

#24 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-09-21 01:08 PM | Reply

--Seems like she wants to point the finger more than change.

Obviously it's a lot more than climate change. We already know that from AOC's chief of staff, who admitted the New Green Socialist Deal was about radical economic transformation first and foremost.

#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 02:22 PM | Reply

Let's pick on children!

No wonder why y'all hide behind internet anonymity.

This is a news site for adults.

Let's at least pretend to act like one for a hot minute.

#26 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2019-09-21 02:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

--Let's pick on children!

Let's weaponize children to promote our agenda, and if anyone complains we will accuse them of picking on the children.

--The Left

#27 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 02:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Let's pick on children!
#26 | POSTED BY LOSTANGELES "

It's not a question of picking on children. It's a question of being realistic. Children are still wet behind the ears. They don't have the education or real life experience to lead or make rational decisions. Their worldliness is close to zilch.

When this David Hogg twerp was suddenly hailed as the messianic spokesman of gun control reform because he survived a school shooting, the anti-gun people and liberal press couldn't get enough of him. They were thrusting him in front of dais after dais, pointing cameras at him, and clinging to his every word. I said then, "teenagers don't know how to lead a huge movement like this. Get an adult to do it". I think I was right. A couple of years ago, you couldn't pick up a magazine or paper or open a web site without seeing his mug. Where is he today?

#28 | Posted by goatman at 2019-09-21 02:38 PM | Reply

Weather experts can't correctly predict which direction a hurricane will go. What makes you sure they correctly know what the weather is going to be in 10 years? Follow the grant money.

#29 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-21 02:49 PM | Reply

"NYC says 1.1M students can skip school for climate strike protest"
www.axios.com

This is a movement organized, promoted and financed by adults hiding behind children, using children as human shields.

#30 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-21 02:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

On the one hand we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but& which means that we must include all the doubts, caveats, ifs and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists, but human beings as well. And like most people, we'd like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climate change. To do that we have to get some broad-based support, to capture the public's imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This double ethical bind which we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both. ~ Climatologist Stephen Schneider

"We've got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of global warming is wrong, we will be doing the right thing, in terms of economic policy and environmental policy." ~ Senator Timothy Wirth

"I agree with Nick that climate change might be a better labelling than global warming." ~ IPCC, Bo Kjellen

To a thinking person, does one "avg" temperature for the globe even make sense? What would it mean?

Finally when people yell "Dunning-Kruger", typically they are the ones unable to recognize their own incompetence. They know just enough to use the terms, but not really understand their incompetence on the topics at hand. IOW they aren't Experts but proclaim they are.

In fact they use the term "science" incorrectly.

See I don't need to know the papers, I know science, its a process not an answer, and authors and scientist of these papers are changing their tune to the over reaction of people like YOU, and Greta Thunberg.

UN climate chief: Stop worrying and have babies
Climate change may well be a problem, but the chief of the United Nations' agency on climate says it won't destroy the world " and shouldn't stop young people from having children. Alarmist rhetoric from "doomsters and extremists" that babies will destroy the planet "resembles religious extremism" and "will only add to [young women's] burden" by "provoking anxiety," he said.
blog.acton.org

#31 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-21 03:15 PM | Reply

"This is a movement organized, promoted and financed by adults hiding behind children, using children as human shields."

You just described the March for Life, except unlike Nick Sandmann's field trip, this march doesn't get tax-exempt status, and probably won't feature too many MAGA hats, which is why you're so angry at it.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-09-21 04:50 PM | Reply

Finally when people yell "Dunning-Kruger", typically they are the ones unable to recognize their own incompetence. They know just enough to use the terms, but not really understand their incompetence on the topics at hand. IOW they aren't Experts but proclaim they are.

In fact they use the term "science" incorrectly.

See I don't need to know the papers, I know science, its a process not an answer, and authors and scientist of these papers are changing their tune to the over reaction of people like YOU, and Greta Thunberg.

#31 | Posted by AndreaMackris

LOL you are walking, breathing Dunning-Kruger.

Ignorance held up as virtue.

Yeah, dumbass, you do need to know the papers, the results and the conclusions. You have to understand the concepts behind it in order to accurately assess whether what you're being told is reasonable or not.

I mean congrats on the breakthrough in realizing science is a process. You're now able to pass the first week of Bio/Chem/Physics 101.

#33 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-22 10:28 AM | Reply

Nulli is so completely lost in his bitter hatred he wants everybody to go down with the ship.

Kids can't possibly be alarmed by this topic because they have the bulk of their lives left to live. Nope. Not at all.

They should just STFU and allow old, burnt out hacks like Nulli live their lives unchanged so as not to inconvenience them or intrude on their splendor.

#34 | Posted by jpw at 2019-09-22 10:30 AM | Reply

Global warming protestors trash Manhattan.

www.dailymail.co.uk

Maybe the child crusaders ought to learn to clean up after themselves before giving advice on cleaning up the planet.

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-22 12:47 PM | Reply

Every religion needs its saints and martyrs.

pbs.twimg.com

#36 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-22 06:46 PM | Reply

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