By Constantin Radut
For several years, Miss Greta Thunberg has been making waves in the world in the name of saving the planet and, in particular, for improving the climate.
It is said that, at first, Miss Greta did not go to school because she heard that the climate in her country had deteriorated. He didn’t go to school for weeks.
It seems to me like a pampered spoiled baby. Or a sick manifestation of a child raised outside the realities of the world we live in.
These days Miss Greta has spoken out against the world we live in and its leaders. If it were after his thought, then people should stop work, stay on strike and and make riots. Planet Earth should “freeze”, no longer have human activities, return to the stone age.
It cannot be so, Miss Greta!
I saw something from the Greta Thunberg biography on Wikipedia. There it is:
“Greta Thunberg was born on 3 January 2003 in Stockholm, Sweden, the daughter of opera singer Malena Ernman and actor Svante Thunberg.
Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was eight years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. The situation made her depressed. She stopped talking and eating and lost ten kilograms in two months. Eventually, she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. Her Asperger diagnosis was made public nationwide in Sweden by her mother in May 2015, in order to help other families in a similar situation, as she said. While acknowledging that her diagnosis “has limited me before”, she does not view her Asperger’s as an illness and has instead called it her “superpower”.
For about two years, Thunberg challenged her parents to lower the family’s carbon footprint and overall impact on the environment by becoming vegan, upcycling, and giving up flying. She has said she tried showing them graphs and data, but when that did not work, she warned her family that they were stealing her future. Giving up flying in part meant her mother had to give up her international career as an opera singer.
When she started protesting, her parents did not support her activism. Interviewed by the BBC in December 2019, her father said his wife stopped flying to try to ‘save’ their daughter rather than the climate. He added: “To be honest, (her mother) didn’t do it save the climate. She did it to save her child because she saw how much it meant to her, and then, when she did that, she saw how much (Greta) grew from that, how much energy she got from it.” Thunberg credits her parents’ eventual response and lifestyle changes with giving her hope and belief that she could make a difference. The family story is recounted in the 2018 book Scenes from the Heart”.
I sincerely believe that we should all help Greta Thunberg to live healthy on planet Earth, here with us, with all the good and all the bad.
By Constantin Radut