Using Children to Shill for Bad Science: The Sham of the Children’s “Climate Strike”
Inspired by 16-year-old “climate activist” Greta Thunberg, a seemingly earnest young woman, who began holding her own solitary protests outside of Swedish Parliament last year, tens of thousands school kids across the world skipped school for a time on Friday to demand action on climate change.
A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Thunberg famously spoke at the World Economic Forum about climate change last year, telling delegates, “I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.”
The protests, which were more highly coordinated than most Broadway musicals, took place in more than 100 countries including France, China, India, New Zealand, Finland, and, of course, the United States.
Organizers of the event (yes, there were organizers; hildren were not organically, of their own accord, skipping class in order to protest for climate action) in the Pantheon Square of Paris estimated the crowd at almost 50,000, while police — who are more experienced at estimating crowd sizes with all the Yellow Vest Protests about carbon taxes they’ve had to manage — estimated that under 30,000 attended.