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 Post subject: The Trials and Tribulations of Saint Greta Thunberg
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:23 am 
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Since this retarded little potato keeps popping up in the news, I thought we might as well have a thread dedicated to her.

For those who don't know, Greta is a 16 year old Swedish girl with assburgers syndrome who dropped out of school to campaign about climate change.

She is currently on her way to the US to attend some summits and conferences about climate change, and because she refuses to fly she is travelling via a carbon neutral racing yacht and having to cope with the hardships of sea sickness and having to shit in a bucket...

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On white-crested swells under leaden skies, the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has set sail from Plymouth on arguably her most daunting challenge yet.

A two-week crossing of the Atlantic during hurricane season in a solar-powered yacht is the first obstacle, but it is unlikely to be the toughest in an odyssey through the Americas over many months.

This will be both the ultimate gap year and a journey into the heart of climate darkness: first to the United States of president Donald Trump, who has promised to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, and then down to South America, possibly including Brazil where president Jair Bolsonaro is overseeing a surge of Amazon deforestation.

In between, the 16-year-old Swede will add her increasingly influential voice to appeals for deeper emissions cuts at two crucial global gatherings: the Climate Action Summit in New York on 23 September and the the UN climate conference in Santiago in early December.

The reception awaiting her on the other side is likely to be mixed, with the climate issue a polarising point in US politics.

In a taste of the hostility that is likely to come from supporters of the fossil fuel industry, Steve Milloy, a Fox News contributor and former member of the Trump transition team, described Thunberg on Twitter earlier this week as “the ignorant teenage climate puppet”.

The young founder of the school climate strike movement appeared unfazed in a quayside press conference before she boarded the vessel. “There’ll always be people who don’t understand or accept the science. I’ll ignore them,” she said. “Climate delayers want to shift the focus from the climate crisis to something else. I won’t worry about that. I’ll do what I need.”

Speaking to a throng of several dozen reporters from around the world, she said her primary goal was to raise awareness among the public about the climate emergency. “People (need to) come together and put pressure on people in power so they have to do something,” she said.

Asked if she will meet Donald Trump, the teenager said it would be a waste of time because the US president hasn’t been persuaded by the experts he has already spoken to. “I’m not that special. I can’t convince everyone,” she said.

The voyage is a demonstration of her declared values, which revolve around reducing emissions. A flight to New York would have been much quicker, but it would pump close to 1,000kg of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Conventional cruise ships often have an even bigger footprint.

Instead, Thunberg – along with her father, a cameraman and a two-man crew – are taking a zero carbon option.

The Malizia II is an 18 metre (60ft) racing yacht that was built for round-the-world challenges and has just completed the Fastnet race, which runs every two years. It generates the power for lighting and communication through solar panels and underwater turbines. The racing team have removed sponsorship logos from the hull and emblazoned Greta’s slogan “Unite Behind the Science” on the mainsail.

The yacht is designed for speed rather than luxury so conditions will range from basic to difficult. There is no toilet or shower on the boat, only blue plastic buckets. Inside the cabins the lights are dim so Thunberg will need a headlamp or torch to read and keep her journal. Internet access is also likely to be patchy, so her 883,000 Twitter followers may have to wait longer than usual for updates via satellite phone. Her diet will be freeze-dried vegan meals – she has given up meat, which is a major source of emissions.

The young Swede is braced for sea sickness. Although the waves were small as she left Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, she will be fortunate if they remain that way. August is part of the hurricane season in the Atlantic. Even in moderate swells, the vessel is noisy and bumpy.

The experienced German captain, Boris Hermann, said the 3,500 nautical mile journey would demonstrate that it is possible to cope without fossil fuels and get closer to nature. “I want to show that this can be positive and exciting,” he said. “And that solidarity with Greta is not limited to eco-activists.”

Thunberg accepts that solar yachts are not for everyone but says she is taking the opportunity to demonstrate there are alternatives. “I don’t tell people what to do. People can do what they want.”

The journey marks a new stage in the remarkable rise of the young Swede, who was unknown outside of her family and school until she started a climate strike last August. She has been diagnosed with Aspergers and has at various times experienced depression, anxiety and selective mutism. Today, however, she has become the spokesperson for the global climate movement and its most recognisable face.

Her Fridays for Future campaign has now mobilised more than a million students across the globe. She has been invited to UN summits, feted at the World Economic Forum in Davos, nominated for the Nobel peace prize, collaborated on a song with the band the 1975, appeared on the cover of countless magazines and been credited with injecting new life into the climate movement.

Last month, the head of the trillion-dollar Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) described the campaign by Greta and others as the greatest threat to the fossil fuel industry.

“Some things are actually changing, like the mindsets of people. It’s not fast enough, but it’s something,” she said.

The scale of the movement will be tested on 20 September, when Thunberg and others have called for a global general strike for the climate.

By that time Thunberg should be in the US, where she plans to meet the UN secretary general, António Guterres, as well as US politicians. She has been promised a warm welcome from the congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, with whom she has already discussed strategies to raise climate ambitions and mobilise campaigners.

Supporters hope Thunberg’s 12 months off school will be a world-changing gap year. After the US, Thunberg will head south to the UN climate summit in Santiago. Asked if she would also visit Brazil, Thunberg was vague. “I’ll travel around the whole continent,” she said. “I’m taking it step by step … I’ll travel for I don’t know how long. I want it to be loose. Not a tight schedule so that it can change as time goes by.” That includes the return voyage. “I don’t know yet how I will get home.”

As she walked towards the yacht in her black waterproofs, there were cheers, applause and cries of “Safe journey.” By the time the vessel pulled into the harbour, the skies cleared, and better weather is forecast this evening and next week

On Tuesday, Thunberg will pass the first-year anniversary of her campaign in the middle of the Atlantic. “I will see how I will celebrate. I don’t know yet. I will think about it,” she said. “I think it will be quite an adventure.”

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Arron Banks, the founder of Leave.EU, recently caused a Twitter shit storm when he joked about Greta's yacht getting into an acident...

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Green Party MP Caroline Lucas has complained to Twitter over a tweet by Brexit campaigner Arron Banks aimed at climate change activist Greta Thunberg.

On Wednesday, Mr Banks referred to Ms Thunberg's sea voyage across the Atlantic and tweeted: "Freak yachting accidents do happen in August..."

Ms Thunberg, who chooses not to fly, is sailing from the UK to attend UN climate summits in New York and Chile.

Ms Lucas said she reported his comment, while Mr Banks said it was a joke.

"Arron Banks' vile tweet about @GretaThunberg makes me sick to the stomach," Ms Lucas wrote on Twitter on Thursday morning.

"I have made a formal complaint to Twitter."

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A spokeswoman from Twitter said: "We don't comment on individual accounts for privacy and security reasons.

"We take threats of violence very seriously and take action on accounts if and when the Twitter rules are violated."

A Twitter source told the BBC the content did not violate its rules.

Ms Thunberg set sail from Plymouth on Wednesday at the start of her two-week journey to New York and Chile.

The 16-year-old refuses to travel by air because of its environmental impact, so has chosen a carbon-neutral racing yacht.

Shortly after she departed, Mr Banks, an insurance tycoon who founded Leave.EU, shared a tweet from Ms Lucas that wished Ms Thunberg "bon voyage".

His tweet faced widespread criticism, with Mr Banks later responding, saying it was "a joke" and accusing his critics of having "no sense of humour".

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Mr Banks later added: "Obviously I don't hope she encounters a freak yachting accident!

"I just enjoy watching the ludicrous tweeter mob following the next outrage."

Among those who condemned his post was actress Amanda Abbington, who tweeted: "You're wishing a potentially fatal accident onto a sixteen year old girl, why..?"

Others called his tweet "disgraceful" while Labour MP Paula Sherriff said he was "utterly vile".

The novelist Philip Pullman said: "That's how you'll be remembered, Banks. That's the measure of you."

According to Twitter, anybody can report an individual tweet or profile for certain violations, including: spam, abusive or harmful content, inappropriate ads, self-harm and impersonation.

Fans gathered to wave Ms Thunberg off on her voyage across the Atlantic.

Before leaving, she said of climate sceptics: "There's always going to be people who don't understand or accept the united science, and I will just ignore them, as I'm only acting and communicating on the science."

She added she thought people's mindsets were changing "even if it's not enough, and not fast enough, that's something, it's not for nothing".

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49358108

There is a website that is tracking Greta's voyage...

https://www.windy.com/track-team-malizi ... ,-12.832,3

From the looks of things Greta is about to sail into a real life shit storm.

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She wants to help with climate change she should be sailing the other way around the Cape and visiting India and China.

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She wants to help with climate change she should be sailing the other way around the Cape and visiting India and China.

Nah, Greta comes to troll Trump and his Nobel aspirations.

    Tre små troll leker med en boll.
    Bollen är av guld.
    Trollen heter Trip, Trap och Trump.


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She will be the next Nobel Peace Prize.


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LaPalice wrote:
She will be the next Nobel Peace Prize.

Yeah she is pretty much a shoe-in for it. As long as she doesn't get washed or thrown overboard on her way to the States.

I wish I had been that clever at finding ways to bunk off school when I was a kid.

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LaPalice wrote:
She will be the next Nobel Peace Prize.


Unless she feeds the sharks first :twisted:

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LaPalice wrote:
She will be the next Nobel Peace Prize.

Yeah she is pretty much a shoe-in for it. As long as she doesn't get washed or thrown overboard on her way to the States.

I wish I had been that clever at finding ways to bunk off school when I was a kid.

I read that her parents gave the information that she is asperger to the media. A bit irresponsible if it is true.


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C_S wrote:
LaPalice wrote:
She will be the next Nobel Peace Prize.


Unless she feeds the sharks first :twisted:

I have the feeling that many people would like that that ends like that :) It would be interesting to know how she is exploited by others.


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