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Greta Thunberg, German railway company in tweetstorm

Climate activist Greta Thunberg and Germany’s national railway company created a tweetstorm Sunday after she posted a photo of herself sitting on the floor of a train surrounded by lots of bags.

The image has drawn plenty of comment online about the performance of German railways.

Thunberg posted the tweet late Saturday with the comment “traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!”

But German railway company Deutsche Bahn suggested that Thunberg may not have spent the whole time sitting on the floor. And the 16-year-old Swedish activist later sought to draw a line under the matter by tweeting that she eventually got a seat and that overcrowded trains are a good thing.

Some Twitter users expressed pity for Thunberg for not being able to get a proper seat on the train for the long ride home from Madrid, where she was attending the U.N. climate change conference. Others wished her a safe trip home after months of traveling by trains and boats to different climate events in Europe and the United States.

Thunberg doesn’t fly on planes because it’s considered harmful to the climate. Last week, she was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for her efforts to prod government and others to take faster actions in fighting climate change.

Deutsche Bahn, which used to be famous for its punctuality, has come under fire in recent years for delays, last-minute train cancellations and expensive ticket fares.

In Deutsche Bahn’s first reply to the teenager’s initial tweet, the company wished her a good trip back home and adding that “we continue working hard on getting more trains, connections and seats.”

Later, however, the railway company wrote in a statement to the media that Thunberg had a seat in first class between Kassel and Hamburg and that other members of her team were already sitting in first class from Frankfurt onwards.

In the photo on Twitter, Thunberg is sitting on the floor at the end of a rail car with her back leaning against a suitcase, staring out of a window. There’s an empty food box next to her and more suitcases and backpacks piled up by her side.

Later on Sunday, Deutsche Bahn tweeted twice more in regard to Thunberg’s train travels through Germany.

In the first tweet, the company thanks the teenager for supporting Deutsche Bahn’s battle against climate change and pointed out that the train she used had been running 100% on eco-friendly electricity.

In the second tweet, however, Deutsche Bahn seemed to suggest that Thunberg hadn’t spent the entire train ride sitting on the floor.

The company pointed out to the teenager that “it would have been even nicer if you had also reported how friendly and competently our team served you at your seat in first class.”

Thunberg later tweeted that the fact she didn’t first sit in a seat wasn’t meant as a knock against Deutsche Bahn.

She wrote that “this is no problem of course and I never said it was. Overcrowded trains is a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!”
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The little girl must be cold while protesting the global warming
Teen activist back at Swedish parliament, where it started

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is back where her campaign started - on her perch outside the Swedish Parliament.

After months of travelling by train and boat to different climate events in Europe and the United States, the 16-year-old Swede is raising her concerns back home, just as she did over a year ago when she skipped school to begin her climate protest, a stance that proved an inspiration to kids around the world.

Thunberg, who last week was named Person of the year by Time magazine, posted a photo of herself on social media Friday holding a sign with the accompanying text of “School strike week 70. Stockholm!”

Thunberg told Swedish news agency TT that she hoped to encourage more climate activists beyond those she has already inspired.

“Perhaps it also means that the word climate activist is no longer seen as a belligerent word and that more people are praised,” she said.

Thunberg is back in Sweden after attending the U.N. climate change conference in Spain.
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Surprise! Greta Thunberg BIOPIC reveals cameras were rolling from day one of her ‘viral’ rise

Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg is the subject of a forthcoming documentary film – made by a crew that has followed her since the early days of her school strike. Still believe her rise to fame was an accident?

Thunberg, recently crowned Time magazine’s Person of the Year, can add documentary film subject to her burgeoning resumé. The film, tentatively titled ‘Greta,’ was announced by Deadline on Monday for a 2020 Hulu premiere. Director Nathan Grossman has followed the young climate prodigy to the ends of the Earth, from her school-striking on the sidewalk in front of the Swedish Parliament, to the high seas aboard the $4mn racing yacht Malizia II. Grossman’s only other IMDB credit to date is a Swedish film titled “Köttets lustar” (or “Lusts of the Meat”), which, while it sounds pornographic, purports to be the story of one man “looking over his life as a carnivore.”

One might ask why, if Thunberg’s meteoric rise from her lonely sidewalk protests to hectoring the rulers of the world about her stolen future was as organic as it is presented, a documentary crew was already present to film her sitting alone on the pavement? It’s not like her parents have been trying to make her a celebrity since she was just 12 years old, only to have their exploitative TV show idea rejected by Swedish broadcaster SVT. Never mind, all thatdid happen.

Thunberg’s parents, opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg, are both famous in their own right, and it’s not difficult to see how their connections might have expedited the process through which Thunberg became the ubiquitous symbol of climate change. Her rise has been meticulously choreographed, her school strike made famous on its first day by Ingmar Rentzhog of the climate change social network ‘We Don’t Have Time.’ Rentzhog, already friends with Thunberg’s parents, has already been accused of using the girl’s image to raise millions of dollars for his company – making her a household name in the process.

A year later, her larger-than-life image graces four stories of a wall in San Francisco, cafeterias in Tel Aviv (where her disapproving gaze is supposed to shame eaters away from plastic utensils), and London’s Trafalgar Square, where an ice sculpture carved in her likeness was raised in October as a teaser for what a trio of “creatives” hope will be a permanent statue of the climate crusader. A colossus bestriding the English Channel can’t be far behind.

There are already signs all is not well in Thunberg’s world, however. Even as hundreds of thousands of people took part in a school strike in Madrid to mark her appearance at the recent climate conference and the EU finally declared a climate emergency last month, solutions lag far behind the declared scale of the problem.

Thunberg herself lamented that a year of school striking has essentially accomplished nothing, emissions-wise – that the planet is no further from certain doom than it was before she began her remarkably successful campaign to shame world leaders into caring. Indeed, as more countries are pushed to declare “climate emergencies” and “do [a never specified] something” to get emissions down to zero yesterday, with no concrete solutions presented, the less likely they are to be able to produce the desired cuts.

Instead, they fall back on magical thinking – carbon offsets, cap and trade, carbon taxes, and other schemes and scams that essentially amount to bribing the climate into staying put – or, more specifically, bribing climate authorities into looking the other way while the polluting continues. Panicking never yields wise decisions, yet global authorities are taking to heart Greta Thunberg’s advice to act as if the house was on fire. If they aren’t careful, it will be.
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Terrible..This girl has caused so much problems in this world, and only to make this sick in the head crazy girl happy , other young persons live in fear now that the world is going to end.

Greta Thunberg's father: 'She is happy, but I worry'

Mr Thunberg said his daughter had struggled with depression for "three or four years" before she began her school strike.

"She stopped talking... she stopped going to school," he said.

He added that it was the "ultimate nightmare for a parent" when Greta began refusing to eat.

To help her get better, Mr Thunberg spent more time with Greta and her younger sister, Beata, at their home in Sweden. Greta's mother, opera singer and former Eurovision Song Contest participant Malena Ernman, cancelled contracts so the whole family could be together.

The family also sought help from doctors, Mr Thunberg said. Greta was diagnosed with Asperger's - a form of autism - four years ago, something she has said allows her to "see things from outside the box".

Over the next few years they began discussing and researching climate change, with Greta becoming increasingly passionate about tackling the issue.

As "very active" human rights advocates, Greta accused her parents of being "huge hypocrites", Mr Thunberg said.

"Greta said: 'Whose human rights are you standing up for?', since we were not taking this climate issue seriously," he explained.

He said Greta got "energy" from her parents' changes in behaviour to become more environmentally friendly - such as her mother choosing not to travel by aeroplane and her father becoming vegan.

Mr Thunberg has also accompanied his daughter on her sailing expeditions to UN climate summits in New York and Madrid. Greta refuses to travel by air because of its environmental impact.

"I did all these things, I knew they were the right thing to do... but I didn't do it to save the climate, I did it to save my child," Mr Thunberg said.

"I have two daughters and to be honest they are all that matter to me. I just want them to be happy," he added.

Mr Thunberg said Greta has "changed" and become "very happy" as a result of her activism.

"You think she's not ordinary now because she's special, and she's very famous, and all these things. But to me she's now an ordinary child - she can do all the things like other people can," he said.

"She dances around, she laughs a lot, we have a lot of fun - and she's in a very good place."

However, since Greta's school strike stunt went viral online, Mr Thunberg said she has faced abuse from people who "don't want to change" their lifestyles in order to save the environment.

Greta has said previously that people abuse her for "my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences".

Her father said he was particularly worried about "the fake news, all the things that people try to fabricate her - the hate that that generates".

But he added that his daughter deals with the criticism "incredibly well".

"Quite frankly, I don't know how she does it, but she laughs most of the time. She finds it hilarious."

Mr Thunberg said he hoped things would become "less intense" for his family in the future and that he thinks Greta "really wants to go back to school".

He added that as Greta turns 17 soon, she will no longer need to be accompanied on her travels.

"If she needs me there, I'll try to do it," he said. "But I think she'll be, more and more, going to do it by herself which is great."
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Ecclesiastes 10:2
Hindus say that the right hand use is for noble purposes,the left hand for not so noble ones.But the left is never up for total disposal just as you would not cut off your left hand just because you use it for base purposes such as washing your unclean parts etc.Similarly if the female gender is disposed off,just because some Godheads consider the female to be the base left while the male is the superior right,whole mankind will perish. Afterall,through cloning existence of mankind can be perpetuated,but only males cannot sustain the continuation of their species per technology available right now.(It is another matter that cloning sometimes results in genetically inferior offspring).

But then,a right wing dictatorship will completely try to eliminate the balancing left,doesn't it?Who afterall , would like to share his ill-gotten inherited wealth amongst the poor?And who would not love to cover up their past crimes by going for right wing extremism?
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Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg demands urgent action on climate emergency.

'At Davos we will tell world leaders to abandon the fossil fuel economy'

Greta said.... :huh:
We demand that at this year’s Forum, participants from all companies, banks, institutions and governments immediately halt all investments in fossil fuel exploration and extraction, immediately end all fossil fuel subsidies and immediately and completely divest from fossil fuels.

We don’t want these things done by 2050, 2030 or even 2021, we want this done now – as in right now.

We understand and know very well that the world is complicated and that what we are asking for may not be easy. But the climate crisis is also extremely complicated, and this is an emergency. In an emergency you step out of your comfort zone and make decisions that may not be very comfortable or pleasant. And let’s be clear – there is nothing easy, comfortable or pleasant about the climate and environmental emergency.

Young people are being let down by older generations and those in power. To some it may seem like we are asking for a lot. But this is just the very minimum of effort needed to start the rapid sustainable transition. The fact that this still – in 2020 – hasn’t been done already is, quite frankly, a disgrace.
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Greta in Davos.

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THE WAIT IS OVER: Greta Inc. is now LIVE on YouTube!

Greta Thunberg’s meteoric rise to fame did not happen by accident.

Her canonization as a climate saint was coordinated and executed by a cabal of left-wing eco-elites — including her parents and their famous friends.

But no-one has bothered to dig deep into Greta’s background… Until now.
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That is an excellent documentary. I watched it the other day. I suggest to everyone to download it in case yt takes it down, although Rebel said all their vids are still up.
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Greta Thunberg nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Swedish MPs

Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg and the global protest movement "Fridays for Future" were nominated Thursday for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize by two Swedish lawmakers.

"Greta Thunberg is a climate activist, and the main reason she deserves the Nobel Peace Prize is that despite her young age, she has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis," Left Party parliamentarians Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling wrote in a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee.

"The climate crisis will produce new conflicts and ultimately wars. Action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris Agreement is therefore also an act of making peace," they said.

The pair added that without the Fridays For Future movement and Greta Thunberg, "the climate issue would not have been on the agenda to such an extent as it is today."

Thunberg, 17, was mentioned as a possible Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2019, when the honour ultimately went to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his efforts to resolve a long-running conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

In just over a year, the climate activist, who suffers from a form of autism called Asperger's, has become the voice of a generation haunted by the climate crisis.

She began her "School Strike for the Climate" outside the Swedish parliament in August 2018, and has since inspired and mobilised millions of young people to get involved.

Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize must be submitted by February 1 to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Thousands of people are eligible to propose candidates, including former laureates, some university professors, lawmakers and government ministers around the world, and current and former Norwegian Nobel Committee members.

The committee never reveals the names of the nominees, but those who propose candidates are allowed to disclose their choice
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Angry 17-Year-Old Girl To Trademark Her Name To "Protect" Against Misuse

Having failed to stir any of the world's leader in Davos into anything more than virtue-signaling words, and still refusing to verbally attack the real global polluters - India and China - so-called climate-evangelist Greta Thunberg has decided that the world will no longer be able to use her name in vain.

The 17-year-old Swede took to Instagram to explain - in great detail - why she has applied to trademark her name and her movement 'Fridays for Future' to prevent them from being misused for commercial reasons.
  • Impostors, trademarks, commercial interests, royalties and foundation...

    First: Unfortunately there are still people who are trying to impersonate me or falsely claim that they "represent" me in order to communicate with high profile people, politicians, media, artists etc. Please be aware that this is happening and be extremely suspicious if you are contacted by ”me” or someone saying they ”represent” me.

    I apologize to anyone who has been contacted - and even misled - by this kind of behavior.

    Second: My name and the #FridaysForFuture movement are constantly being used for commercial purposes without any consent whatsoever. It happens for instance in marketing, selling of products and people collecting money in my and the movement’s name.

    That is why I’ve applied to register my name, Fridays For Future, Skolstrejk för klimatet etc as trademarks. This action is to protect the movement and its activities. It is also needed to enable my pro bono legal help to take necessary action against people or corporations etc who are trying to use me and the movement in purposes not in line with what the movement stands for. I assure you, I and the other school strikers have absolutely no interests in trademarks. But unfortunately it needs to be done.

    Fridays For Future is a global movement founded by me. It belongs to anyone taking part in it, above all the young people. It can - and must - not be used for individual or commercial purposes.

    And third: together with my family I’m setting up a foundation. It’s already registered and existing, but it not is not yet up and running. This is strictly nonprofit of course and there are no interests in philanthropy. It is just something that is needed for handling money (book royalties, donations, prize money etc) in a completely transparent way. For instance, taxes have to be paid before we can give them away to specified purposes and charities. This takes a lot of time and work, and when the foundation is fully up and running I will tell you more.

    The foundation’s aim will be to promote ecological, climatic and social sustainability as well as mental health.

    Love/ Greta
Oh the irony of promoting "mental health."

However, in the interest of avoiding law suits, we will refer to the angry-at-the-world 17-year-old as "the activist formerly known as Greta."
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Twitter suspends Licypriya Kangujam after she complained about being compared to Greta Thunberg
It seems that Greta's handlers are using social engineering on any rivals to Greta Thunberg and accomplishing it in the typical way.
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Greta’s new climate protest buddy – a serious criminal and gangster rapper

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Greta Thunberg on Friday organized the climate protest “Fridays for Future“ in central Stockholm. To attract participants, the PR team behind the climate alarmist had invited two crime-glorifying rap artists, one of whom has served a prison sentence, Samhällsnytt reports.

Isabelle Axelsson who is a collaborator at the Fridays for Future project defends the invitation of the artists, and says that they want individuals who “reach out to the public“.

“We hire artists that we think will reach people and have something to say. It feels good, things are coming along. We have had ten thousand participants on similar events, but now there are fewer because of the February weather”, Axelsson told Expressen.

The artists 1.Cuz and Greekazo are well-known in some circles and generate millions of views on both YouTube and Spotify. Both artists’ lyrics and music videos are exclusively about gang-related crime, drug trafficking, and police hatred.

In an interview in early February, the masked 1.Cuz said that he has served two years in prison after committing a felony. What he was convicted of – he doesn’t want to reveal.

“It is a serious crime with a severe punishment. It is a long time that you are away“, stated 1.Cuz.

On stage, Greta spoke about her views on how climate issues are handled by those in power. According to Greta, the “crisis“ is ignored even though she believes there is research.

“The climate crisis is still largely ignored, despite the fact that the research is crystal clear. There is no real insight into the seriousness anywhere, it seems“, she said.
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If I were her dad, I would:
1) Check her into school every Friday, and tell her if she does not attend, she stay in her room and get a tutor, telling her about the extra carbon footprint, caused by the travel.
2) Turn off electricity and heating in her room, to save CO2 emissions. Also, no candles or torches. She can have cold water, but no soap or toothpaste.
3) Install a large hamster wheel in her room to enable her to charge her phone.
4) Provide only organic salad as food, nothing cooked.
5) If she needs clothing, I would provide scissors, for her to chase a sheep, shear it, and then make something from the wool. No chemicals and no hot water, though.... She needs to make her own knitting needles, too.

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Stipid brainwashed kids, and stupid adults who invited this arrogant girl.
Greta Thunberg angers residents of Bristol after 30,000 of her supporters ruin the city's historic College Green

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Her eco credentials may be beyond reproach. But Greta Thunberg has annoyed the residents of one British city – after crowds of her supporters ruined their historic green.

On Friday, an estimated 30,000 people gathered on Bristol’s College Green – a sacred site throughout the Middle Ages – to listen to the teenage activist deliver a rousing speech about the need to reduce the world’s carbon footprint and save the environment.

However her supporters’ footprints did little to preserve the city’s famous lawn – in fact, they turned it into a muddy eyesore.

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Yesterday, social media users were quick to criticise the destruction and a Bristol resident, Jon Usher, has even started an appeal to raise funds to repair the Green.

Bristol City Council have supported the money-raising effort and pledged that any left-over funds will be used for wildflower areas.

The 17-year-old Swede, who came to speak at the Bristol Youth Strike 4 Climate event, told her supporters, including thousands of children who skipped school: ‘We are being betrayed by those in power… I will not be silenced while the world is on fire.’

But some people were less than impressed, with one Twitter user saying: ‘Thanks kids. Destroying green spaces. What a gift to the people of Bristol…’

Another added: ‘Greta and her mates have literally destroyed College Green.’

Susan Hall, leader of the Conservatives on the Greater London Assembly, tweeted: ‘This is an utter disgrace, children being bussed in from all over the country – great for emissions.

‘Not to mention that these children should be at school where they are safe, not encouraged to skip their education.’

However Thunberg’s supporters were quick to spring to her defence with one posting: ‘Grass will grow back. Our ozone layer, icecaps, coral reefs, Australian bush and the Amazon Rainforest will not.’

The teenager has been on a tour of the UK and met Pakistan-born women’s rights activist Malala Yousafzai, 22, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner, in Oxford last week.
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