[Vision2020] Spell Checker? Re: "The Show is Over:" Greta Thunberg Statement 7-2-21 Austrian World Summit

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Tue Jul 6 18:08:02 PDT 2021

"transiftioning?"  Yikes!

On Tue, Jul 6, 2021 at 5:48 PM Ted Moffett <starbliss at gmail.com> wrote:

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> If only she was correct that the "Show is Over!"  I am amazed that
> Thunberg can get away with such confrontational yet so very true language?
> Sometimes I think she is a "token" climate change activist, who is allowed
> to speak on a world stage to offer propaganda "cover" to the powerful
> interests who have no serious intention of *transiftioning* away from
> fossil fuels and massive CO2 emissions.  They can point to her movement as
> "progress" and "openness" to solve the climate crisis?  Thunberg must know
> that this is one way she may be a "pawn" in the game?  She is not the
> manipulated naive fool some critics assume she is!
> -----------------------------------------
> The show is over.. Tomorrow 150 weeks will have passed… | by Greta
> Thunberg | Jul, 2021 | Medium
> <https://gretathunberg.medium.com/the-show-is-over-66e03dd38efa>
> Austrian World Summit 2021 - Greta Thunberg Speech - YouTube
> <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6eQwAi2U18>
> Text of Statement:
> Tomorrow 150 weeks will have passed since we started to school strike for
> the climate. During this time more and more people around the world have
> woken up to the climate- and ecological crisis, putting more and more
> pressure on you — the people in power.
> Eventually the public pressure was too much, you had the world’s eyes on
> you. So you started to act. Not acting as in taking climate action. But
> acting as in roleplaying. Playing politics, playing with words, playing
> with our future.
> Pretending to take responsibility. Acting as saviors as you tried to
> convince us that things are being taken care of, meanwhile the gap between
> your rhetoric and reality keeps growing wider and wider. And since the
> level of awareness is so low you almost get away with it.
> But let’s be clear — what you are doing is not about climate action or
> responding to an emergency. It never was. This is communication tactics
> disguised as politics. You — especially leaders from high income nations —
> are pretending to change and listen to the young people while you continue
> pretty much exactly like before.
> Pretending to take science seriously by saying “science is back” while
> holding climate summits without even inviting a single climate scientist as
> speaker. Pretending to wage war against fossil fuels while opening up brand
> new coal-mines, oilfields and pipelines. You don’t only continue business
> as usual as before, in many cases you are even speeding and scaling up the
> process.
> Pretending to have the most ambitious climate policies while granting new
> oil licenses, exploring future oilfields. Bragging about your so-called
> ambitious climate commitments, which if you look holistically are vastly
> insufficient, and then get caught not even trying to reach those targets.
> Pretending to care about nature and biodiversity while the world is
> cutting down a forest area the size of a football field every second.
> Pretending to be a climate leader while locking in a future common
> agricultural policy that will basically make the Paris Agreement impossible
> to reach.
> Pretending that you will “build back better” after the pandemic even
> though astronomical sums of money have already been locked in, and not in
> green projects, whatever green means. The G7, as an example, is spending
> billions more on fossil fuels and fossil fuel infrastructure than on clean
> energy.
> This you compensate with beautiful words and promises that someone in the
> future will somehow undo your actions and make them ”net zero”. And when
> your empty words are not enough, when the protests grow too loud — you
> respond by making the protests illegal.
> Of course we welcome all efforts to safeguard future and present living
> conditions. And these distant net zero emissions targets could be a great
> start, if they weren’t full of gaps and loopholes. Like leaving out
> emissions from imported goods, international aviation and shipping, as well
> as the burning of biomass, using baseline manipulation, excluding most
> feedback loops and tipping points, ignoring the crucial global aspect of
> equity and historic emissions as well as making these targets completely
> relying on fantasy scaled, currently barely existing negative emissions
> technologies.
> But as your acts continue, more and more of us are seeing through your
> manuscripts and roleplaying. The gap between your actions and words is
> becoming impossible to ignore. While more and more extreme weather events
> are raging all around us.
> As a result, young people all over this planet are no longer falling for
> your lies. You are distancing yourselves further and further away from us
> and from reality. Some years ago you could still claim that we were moving
> in the right direction. Today, that is no longer possible. 2021 is
> currently forecasted to be the year with the second highest emission rise
> ever.
> You say we need to move slowly to bring the public along. However, how do
> you honestly expect to bring the people along if you don’t treat this
> crisis like a crisis?
> If it is one thing the pandemic has proven once and for all it is that the
> climate- and ecological emergencies have never ever been treated as
> emergencies.
> The climate crisis is today — at best — being treated *only* as a
> business opportunity to create green new jobs, new green businesses and
> technologies.
> As the pandemic unfolded you did not say “this will benefit the face mask
> manufacturing industry” or “this will create new jobs in healthcare and
> hospitals”. Taking bold climate action will naturally bring many advantages
> and benefits. Yet needless to say we will not be able to solve a crisis we
> do not treat as a crisis and that we do not understand the magnitude of.
> Perhaps playing a role helps you to sleep at night? Saying things just for
> the sake of it — because the words are in your script. But while you are
> busy working the stage, you seem to forget that the climate crisis is not
> something distant in the future, it is already taking so much from the most
> affected people in the most affected areas.
> This might just be a game to you, a game to win votes, popularity, points
> on the stock market or your next high paid position in a company or
> lobbying firm. The ones who focus on the packaging rather than on the
> actual content and the ones with the most beautiful speeches and the most
> shortsighted likable policies wins.
> You can — and will — of course choose to continue to play your parts, say
> your lines, wear your costumes. You can and will continue to pretend. But
> nature and physics will not fall for it. Nature and physics are not
> entertained nor distracted by your theatre.
> The audience has grown weary. The show is over.
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