Anuna De Wever and Greta Thunberg speaking during a protest in Rome in 2019. Daniele COSSU / Shutterstock.com
November 8, 2021
This is part 2 of a trilogy. The full document can be downloaded as a pdf here.
Climate alarmists are telling you that the older generation has caused catastrophic global warming (CAGW) by emitting too much CO2. They also led you to believe that if you do not reverse what the “industrial oldies” have brought about, our planet will soon become uninhabitable for people and animals. No time to lose, we are in the middle of a climate crisis!
But is this scaremongering story true? Many prominent scientists tell us that the climate system is one of the most complex systems mankind is trying to understand. There will be many Nobel Prizes awarded before man can make reliable climate predictions that cohere with the past (back casting) and will reliably anticipate the future (forecasting). By the way, do you realize that virtually no one of the tens of thousands of COP26 attendees has any idea about how the Earth’s climate works?
But there is more. The past tells us that your parents and grandparents worked hard to build today’s society with an impressively high standard of living. As a result, you are very privileged. You don’t need to live in a slum, can get an education of your choice, can go on holidays every year, can get life-saving medicine when needed, etc., etc. There are many youngsters in the world who have not had that good fortune. Actually, you are living in the best of times ever to be young on our planet. For you, protesting in Glasgow is a luxury!