Look Out! Greta Is Coming!
June 1, 2019 (EIRNS)—The now-famous victim of child-abuse, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden, has announced that she will take a year off from school to tour the Americas starting this summer. She is scheduled to speak at the September special session on climate change at the UN, and the COP25 climate conference in Chile in December.
Since she refuses to travel by air, because of her “flight shame” movement to cut CO2 emissions from Swedes’ allegedly heavy use of commercial air travel, she will cross the ocean by ship. Of course, ships are no longer propelled by slaves rowing from the hold with oars, but have the new-fangled thing called engines, which also emit carbon dioxide, so one must ask if Thunberg plans to cross in a sailboat or a nuclear-powered military vessel. Or perhaps the British will provide some galley slaves to row the Queen Mary II across.
As for school, Thunberg said that her education can wait, because “tackling climate change is crucial.”