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20 minutes ago, IanHenry said:

This is an interesting and factual response to Greta Thunberg's hysterical ranting.  You've got to love the Aussies, they tell it as it is:

Like they think it is.  Hard science might disagree.  And that commentator has the intellect of a maggot.

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This young person is trying to make the world a healthy place for humans, she is young and trying to do good and that is admirable. GO GRETA.   Hysterical ranting ? wtf !!!

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Amazing how parents of children like Greta Thornberg and David Hogg allow their children to become bitter when they should be enjoying their youth.  I suppose it is because the parents know they themselves wouldn't be successful pushing their agenda. So they fill their children with their own biases, wind them up - and put them on a blog hoping to get a call from some local media news reporter who will propel them to national notoriety.   Social Media - a two edged sword.  

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5 minutes ago, jvi said:

ending pollution and stopping school shootings should make ALL of us  participate in these efforts  or at least  NOT INSULT THOSE WHO TRY

Hurling insults is a common tactic of science deniers.  Such insults generally lack any evidentiary basis.

As for school shootings, my daughter (a high school science teacher) was preparing her classroom a couple of years ago when a shooting occurred at her school. She was unharmed, but several students suffered or died.

A week or two ago a fireman went in and shot up his fire station less than a quarter of a mile from my daughter's house.

She's had enough — as have I.

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17 minutes ago, fortyearspickn said:

I'm not speaking to pollution and school shootings, only the motives of parents who appear to use their children as shills. 

perhaps the "children " have their own thoughts, perhaps if you went thru what  david  did  youd  speak out too....

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9 minutes ago, Fish Crumpet said:

Some brains never achieve that goal.

That certainly seems to be the case with that commentator.  I mean, why get on HER case by blaming her generation for using all the ready-at-hand electronic devices that HIS generation helped develop?    Is he trying to claim it's all her generation's fault because their parents drive them to school?  As if that relatively small gathering of automobiles are a major factor in climate change and other environmental issues. :rolleyes:A few centuries of pouring poison in the waterways and industrial smokestacks effusing toxic fumes in the air apparently don't result in negative consequences,   at least according to science deniers.

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I’ve always been an advocate for electrifying as much as possible and receiving that energy from the sun. All I’m saying is that if my actions are harmful to the planet and I can do something about it I’m in. Simple as that. Attacking people is media stuff again - more this person said this, this person said that to X… annoying AF. I don’t waste the time of my life watching that high school popularity contest BS. Take care of your life, take care of life. We aren’t the only living thing in this earth and don’t see too many options of having another place to go. Yes it will die one day, but that’s just a guarantee that time grants us with. We are all gonna die one day… why not treat out bodies like s*** and just say, “Oh well!” I only wish I could do more. But hey I’m human and I need to consume and procreate like all living things in this earth. That is the end goal of everything I believe in the most basic of terms. IDK… I’m no scientist but I don’t think one needs to be a scientist to understand basic stuff like this. Agree to disagree if you must. There is no right or wrong answer, life I believe is phenomenon. Stuff just happens. 

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I have a theory that the 60s peace movement was derailed "in part"  from ridicule supported by polluters and corporate pro war profit makers,  and then making the whole "peace and love "  thing a sit com for the for the masses....deflect and deny....

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Global warming or Climate Change began after the Ice Age. It’s been going on ever since.. 

The Ice Age was caused by something other worldly. The End will most likely be caused the same way... 

We can all do a better job of taking care of where we live... And should..

What can she do about the biggest Polluters like China? Nothing.. Is she planning a future in Politics? Sounds like a Polotician.


 

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29 minutes ago, brad1 said:

Still has some time before her brain is even fully developed 

Here in the US you can:

1.  Enlist in the armed forces

2.  Smoke cigarettes 

3.  Vote

4.  Drive a car

5.  Donate blood and become an organ donor

6.  Work full time

7.  Play the lottery

8.  Consent to having sexual relations with someone who is 18 or older

9.  Establish checking/savings account

10.  Apply for loans

11.  Apply for credit cards 

12.  Get piercings/tattoos without parents consent 

13.  Change your birth name 

14.  File a lawsuit

15.  Get married 

16.  Buy spray paint, fireworks and adult videos

17.  Purchase a house or vehicle

18.  Move out of your parents' home

.... At 18.  But I guess it makes sense to draw the line at expressing an opinion about the environment in a public forum. 

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9 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

18.  Move out of your parents' home

.... At 18.  But I guess it makes sense to draw the line at expressing an opinion about the environment in a public forum. 

19. Own a shotgun or rifle (federal law — your state may vary).

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1 hour ago, brad1 said:

When did this kid become the voice of science?  She's a KID!

And I think...probably the anti-christ..8-[

She just turned 18 in January, she was born in 2003. So she must be in her last year of High School.  When I was in HS, I was smoking week and listening to Zappa, not saving the planet.

She is a angry and bitter little thing isn't she.

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8 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:
8 minutes ago, ghost_of_fl said:

Here in the US you can:

1.  Enlist in the armed forces

2.  Smoke cigarettes 

3.  Vote

4.  Drive a car

5.  Donate blood and become an organ donor

6.  Work full time

7.  Play the lottery

8.  Consent to having sexual relations with someone who is 18 or older

9.  Establish checking/savings account

10.  Apply for loans

11.  Apply for credit cards 

12.  Get piercings/tattoos without parents consent 

13.  Change your birth name 

14.  File a lawsuit

15.  Get married 

16.  Buy spray paint, fireworks and adult videos

17.  Purchase a house or vehicle

18.  Move out of your parents' home

.... At 18.  But I guess it makes sense to draw the line at expressing an opinion about the environment in a public forum. 

Here in the US you can:

1.  Enlist in the armed forces

2.  Smoke cigarettes 

3.  Vote

4.  Drive a car

5.  Donate blood and become an organ donor

6.  Work full time

7.  Play the lottery

8.  Consent to having sexual relations with someone who is 18 or older

9.  Establish checking/savings account

10.  Apply for loans

11.  Apply for credit cards 

12.  Get piercings/tattoos without parents consent 

13.  Change your birth name 

14.  File a lawsuit

15.  Get married 

16.  Buy spray paint, fireworks and adult videos

17.  Purchase a house or vehicle

18.  Move out of your parents' home

.... At 18.  But I guess it makes sense to draw the line at expressing an opinion about the environment in a public forum. 

When did I say she didn’t have the right to voice her opinion?? I didn’t. Stop putting words in my mouth. She can say whatever she wants. 
 

And BTW, just because you’re old enough to do something legally, it doesn’t mean you should do it. 

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