Again, right up there with you until you derailed! I cannot believe you don't believe a 16 year old can think for themselves! Thunberg is a young adult and totally capable of her own thoughts and views. She has access to the internet, she can read. At the same age one lass sailed solo round the world! There's very little sad about Thunberg I think. She achieved worldwide fame at 16, is it your suggestion that a group of agenda pushing adults were behind her BEFORE she achieved this fame? If so, how could they know she would become so famous? Are you saying that she was trained to parrot things on the off chance she would become world famous?To follow that up:
Scomo, there is no way anyone with a sane mind can pin the current bushfires on him, at least not in a climate sense. Any policies he puts in place will only start having an impact in 10-20 years time, and they won't be the decisive factor in things like bushfires. The only blame he can be proportioned is for his policies on vegetation and preventing bushfires in that sense, if he even has control over those things. I get that the Firies are exhausted and angry, but unless they're pissed off about the bushfires that will happen in 50 years time as a direct result of climate inaction, they're anger is being misdirected. It's like people forget that things like Ash Wednesday happened, or that bushfires have been a thing forever.
Greta, this whole story is just sad. There is no way someone her age gets these ideas / beliefs without being brainwashed. Even if everything she is saying is completely correct, those influencing her should be letting her worry about pimples, boys, and why her friends are so moody all the time. Instead, they're happy for her to be exploited on an international stage to push an agenda.
I largely agree with you but I can't agree Thunberg can't think for herself. Nobody could know what a phenomenon she would become so her speech were her words.