Is Greta Thunberg a Hero?

“I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists.”
“I don’t want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to the scientists.”
Greta Thunberg: The teenage old soul of the climate crisis
By Bill Weir, CNN Chief Climate Correspondent
New York (CNN)

In person, she is tiny.

Eyes wide and head down, her discomfort with crowds and small talk make it easy to understand why Greta Thunberg says she was "an invisible girl" for most of her 16 years.
But when Thunberg went to Washington -- into the lights, cameras and lack-of-action that makes up the modern congressional hearing -- the smallest and youngest person in the room came off as the oldest soul on Capitol Hill.

Brushing off Republican talking points and Democratic flattery with equal flat annoyance, even friendly softballs were treated as reminders that she takes this much more seriously than most grown-ups. Even those in the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Climate.

"How can we get more kids involved in this issue?" asked Rep. Ben Luján, a Democrat from New Mexico.

"Just tell them the truth," she said. "Tell them how it is. Because when I found out how it actually is, it made me furious."

Her manner is level and unflinching, her voice soft and halting and she admits she may be the most reluctant activist in modern times. Yet in the age of Instagram filters and charismatic influencers, something about her raw honesty around a message of blunt-force fear turned this girl from invisible to global.

"As it is now, people in general don't seem to be very aware of the actual science and how serious this crisis is," she 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."
NO!! Who Cares about Climate Change? NOT ME!
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Ageists and misogynists will be blocked. If you have scientific data to challenge what Greta is speaking about, we can have a debate. If you are just on here to troll, please move along. Hatred and stupidity will not be tolerated. :)
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People are saying Greta was indoctrinated or is a "prop." Here's a question... What about children who are told they will spend eternity in Hell if they don't believe the Jesus fable? Hmmm?

You people make my head hurt. How did we allow superstitious dunderheads to run things in a country with separation of church and state? You are either insane or... Russian trolls.
Is Greta Thunberg a Hero?
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