Greta Thurnberg Trumps Trump
After Greta Thurnberg delivered her impassioned speech a the U.N. in September 2019, President Trump delivered one of his meanest Tweets to date when he sarcastically wrote "She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!"
In response, Thurnberg continues to be the change she advocates respecting climate change. In doing so she out-Trumps Donald Trump in her humanity and her concern for making the world better.
True, Greta Thunberg has been accused of criticizing but not offering solutions. On the contrary, however, she is the very change she is advocating. Greta has written a book, No One Is Too Small to Make a Difference. Thurnberg proved this when, in August of 2018, she decided not to go to school one day. Her actions ended up sparking a global movement for action to mitigate the climate crisis. As she did, she also inspired millions of others to students to strike for our environment. In doing so she forced governments to listen as they had not listened before.
Interestingly, this young girl, not limited by her Asperger Syndrome, but motivated to act in spite of it, was sarcastically Tweeted about by Donald Trump who only proved again how mean-spirited a man he is. Greta regards her Asperger's as a "gift" that enables her to “see things from outside the box”, a view that drives her activism for climate reform.
Undaunted she presses on by example showing us what each of us can do to at least help reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution. Greta has stopped eating domestic beef, one of the largest planet polluters vis methane gas emissions. She sailed across the ocean rather than fly in a large pollution-making jetliner. She continues to speak out and encourage action by others. In short, she is "change in the making" and an example to those much older politicians who are doing little or nothing in their own right to fight climate change caused by human behavior.
Greta refuses to buy new when used will do and thus mitigates against the impact on our environment caused by the fashion industry and other manufacturers. She is an exemplary activist: doing, not just talking!
She shames the Trumps and Fords of the world, who, although they are white Boomers like me, attack on a personal level, feather their own nests, and work to undo all that has been done over the last decade to reduce greenhouse gases.
"And a child shall lead them.”