No, I am not going to be lectured to by a 16 year old just because she gets access to a prince’s private yacht.
What I will say is that Greta, based on her own public statements, is doing this because adults around her have scared the hell out of her and denied her an enjoyable childhood substituting, instead, visions of impending doom. And yes, this is no doubt made worse by her autism and inability to connect into the emotional resonance or lack thereof of the absurd claims.
Take, just for example, the burning Amazon. Did you know that the fires in Brazil are actually not nearly as bad as the first in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and 2012? (SOURCE) You would be hard pressed to know that from the media coverage.
Did you know the world really is not going to end and neither is humanity in a decade? You’d be hard pressed to learn this from the wild claims from various princes, politicians, and pundits.
Just read this from her Wikipedia page. It paints a dystopian portrait of her life:
Greta Thunberg was born in 2003. Her mother, Malena Ernman, is a Swedish opera singer and her father is actor Svante Thunberg. Her grandfather is actor and director Olof Thunberg. Thunberg says she first heard about climate change in 2011, when she was 8 years old, and could not understand why so little was being done about it. Three years later she became depressed and stopped talking, and was eventually diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and selective mutism. Thunberg has described the selective mutism aspect of her condition as meaning she only speaks when necessary, and that “now is one of those moments”. Her father does not like her missing school, but said: “[We] respect that she wants to make a stand. She can either sit at home and be really unhappy, or protest, and be happy”. To lower her family’s carbon footprint, she insisted they become vegan and give up flying. She said she persuaded her parents to give up eating meat by making them feel guilty. “I kept telling them that they were stealing our future.” Her mother also gave up her international career as an opera singer. Thunberg has said that she has declined several international speaking engagements because flying would increase her carbon footprints.
This is a case of the inmate running the asylum. This child — and she is a child — has been scared and her parents are letting her be controlled by that fear while depriving her of a sound education so she can lecture grownups.
The left is cheering this on and questions anyone who raises questions, concerns, or doubts.
This is an abusive situation and this child does not even realize it. She is being failed by the adults around her and used by others. This will not end will for Greta Thunberg and that is really sad. She could have had a lovely, happy childhood. But adults are capitalizing on her irrational fears and then letting her run their lives.