Of Course She Does: Greta Thunberg Lectures the EU

Of Course She Does: Greta Thunberg Lectures the EU

Of Course She Does: Greta Thunberg Lectures the EU

While we in the States have to hear insufferable Democrats pontificate, in Europe the EU has to listen to Greta Thunberg. And she has words. Boy, does she have words.

On Wednesday, the European Union unveiled their new climate law which sets a goal for zero carbon emissions by 2050. As you might expect, they’re very proud of this law, which they’ve dubbed the “Green Deal” (sound familiar?).

What does it include?

Among other goals, the EU wants to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50% of 1990 levels by 2030, an increase over the current 40% rate. Also, all EU member nations would eliminate waste and increase sustainability of food production. Plus, it would include a law that would put the EU on “an irreversible path to climate neutrality” by 2050. If the law passes over the next few months, it also means that the European Commission would need to include climate laws in every piece of legislation.

They patted themselves on the back for these new laws, with EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen calling the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050 “the heart of the European Green Deal.”

Then Greta Thunberg showed up.

You’ve heard of someone being a party pooper? The turd in the punchbowl? Well, that’s precisely the role Thunberg played when the EU met in Brussels on Wednesday, and were foolish enough to invite her to speak.

Because no matter what the EU proposes, it’s not enough for this tyrannical munchkin. It’s never enough.

She called the law “empty words” and accused the body of merely “pretending” to be leaders on climate change.

“When your house is on fire, you don’t wait a few more years to start putting it out. And yet this is what the Commission is proposing today.”

“This climate law is surrender. Nature doesn’t bargain, and you cannot make deals with physics.”

And on and on she sermonized.

However, it appears that young Thunberg didn’t receive the fawning reception from the EU she expected. In fact, it appears the commissioners’ applause was tepid, only politely given.

Some adults have words, too. Like Quentin Genard, of the Brussels-based climate research group E3G, who responded:

“I understand where the young activists are coming from, but I am looking for a politically feasible way to do it. It took us 14 months to agree on climate neutrality by 2050.”

Plus Simone Tagliapietra, research fellow from Bruegel, an economics research group also from Brussels, laid bare some political realities:

“Of course, the commission can put in place targets and proposed pathways, but it can only move within the boundaries set out by the treaties. Only the national governments can give the commission more power.’’

And then the EU wonders why so many Brits love them some Brexit.


Credit: Mark Ramsay/flickr/CC BY 2.0.

Like David Hogg and his anti-gun movement here in the US, Greta Thunberg is quickly wearing out her welcome for adults who live in a logical world. She showed up at an EU meeting in Brussels wearing a casual shirt, hoodie, leggings, and boots — showing disrespect not only to the place but to European leaders who came in professional dress. She pouted and hectored them like a bratty Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Nor has she ever bothered to heed leaders’ concerns or worked with them to compromise.

But then again, who invited her to speak? The foolish members of the European Union: chumbolones who allow themselves to be lectured by a child — an autistic child who is exploited like a prop by Progressives. Her parents have failed her as well. Only in the so-called “First World” are adult-child roles reversed. Only in the First World do adults permit a troubled child to tell them how to live.


Featured image: World Economic Forum/flickr/cropped/CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.

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  • David says:

    Poor thing. Put into the world limelight to display her ignorance for all to see. Her parents did this to her? Monsters….

  • Lloyd says:

    I am so, so sick of this brat!

  • Joe in PNG says:

    I suspect this will be her swan song on the international stage.
    The next part of her public career will be an increasingly diminishing audience. All those fawning public figures will stop answering her calls and asking her onstage.
    That will very likely be followed by a full on self destructive meltdown and disappearance from the limelight.
    A few years after that, the true story will out, and it will not be pretty.

  • Robert says:

    Oh dear. Scoldilocks is wearing out her welcome. This will end in tears before bedtime.

  • GWB says:

    “an >strong>irreversible path to climate neutrality”
    Well, THAT certainly doesn’t sound like it would ever be a problem, now does it?

    She called the law “empty words”
    Well, she’s right on that one. While it would create a lot of job security for environmental bureaucrats and give political hacks something to wring their hands about while campaigning and certainly cost every European more money each year, it probably would be about as effective at “fighting climate change” as the current Paris Accords – which have been dwarfed in effectiveness by a flu virus in China.

    When your house is on fire
    Well, of course, there’s the problem. The house is NOT on fire. We don’t even have a smoulder in the walls. At worst we have someone overcooking bacon and the fire alarm is FREAKING OUT AND WON’T SHUT UP.

    Only the national governments can give the commission more power.’
    And, of course, the EU isn’t working toward that end, AT ALL, I’m sure!

    Greta Thunberg is quickly wearing out her welcome for adults who live in a logical world.
    “Wore out”? Some of us never had any welcome for her, as she was a petulant child throwing a tantrum, and many of us are old enough to think being a brat is not how you get adults’ attention.

    Nor has she ever … worked with them to compromise.
    Because she is the stick with which the mule is beat, not the carrot dangled before it. The
    point is to NOT compromise.

    Saint Greta of the Scowl
    Hypi Longstockings (for “Hypocrite”)
    PITA Longstockings
    Pippi Scowlstocking

    And she achieved all that before the age of 18! She is going places!

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