Speak Out: Greta and global warming

Greta Thunberg, 16, stepped onto the biggest of global stages to face the most diverse of audiences at the United Nations, and she made it count. “How dare you?” she kept saying to some of the world’s most powerful people. “You are failing us,” she told them.

A Swedish high school student who started by protesting outside her nation’s parliament, Thunberg has spent recent months in an accelerating bid to cast attention on global warming and its effects on the rising generation.

•Global warming is the biggest scam the left has ever put on citizens. — Brady Allen

• The left wants a child to speak for them? And also want to be taken seriously? — Ryan Fenimore

• Amazing. Grown men and women treating a young lady like this. All because they are blind followers of rhetoric and misinformation or lack the ability to respect and understand the message she is giving. She is representative of what our future children will be concerned with. — Dennis Norwood

• The young lady was fed the climate change crap by leftist adults. She didn’t develop her concerns and fears on her own. — Philip L Puschel

• This is a form of child abuse and her parents should be ashamed of exploiting her for the climate change zealotry. — Rob Holley

• Do people actually realize the United States accounts for less than 1% of all the plastic in the oceans, is currently leading in the reduction of carbon emissions of all industrialized countries, and all of this is because of our oil and gas industry, not from unreliable alternative energy sources like solar and wind? I will never criticize someone (including a kid) for wanting to protect the environment but you’re basically preaching to the wrong audience. Go to China or India and preach there. — Shawn Knox

• It’s truly despicable that leftists are using this girl as a tool to help promote their agenda, let alone have her show such disrespect for the president of the United States. She will probably receive a full ride to the university of her choice, compliments of George Soros, for her scripted rant. — Kim Taylor

• I can’t believe how many adults are willing to bully a child. Whether she is right or wrong; whether she has “leftist” or “right wing” parents; whether she is autistic or not, it is totally unacceptable to treat her that way and that is what is wrong with the world today. — Kathy Spring Jordan

• Feeling sad for this young girl who should be going to school and playing with her friends with no worries banging around in her head. — Kathy Phillips-Page

• Shame on her parents for letting her do that. Much too young to not only be in that position, but also much too young to understand the world around her and put together that narrative. Shame on her parents. — Sheila M. Smith

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