I greatly admire Greta Thunberg the Swedish teenager who has mobilized millions of young people to fight climate change.
And as you probably know I love sailing.
So needless to say I really love this story.
And she’s on her way @GretaThunberg pic.twitter.com/diMrPesk3g— Jacquie Bird (@JacquieBirditv) August 14, 2019
A story that began two weeks ago when Thunberg departed Plymouth and set sail for New York in this amazing zero emissions boat.
Although the boat is fast, it is definitely not comfortable.
Day 4. Pos 46° 20‘ N 015° 46‘ W— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 17, 2019
Eating and sleeping well and no sea sickness so far. Life on Malizia II is like camping on a roller coaster! pic.twitter.com/pf1PnqYCov
But that didn't bother Greta, or prevent her from reminding people what the struggle is all about.
The climate change denying right wingers are always trying to demonize her. And they deluged her with ugly comments hoping that the boat would sink, and she would drown.Even out here in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean I hear about the record amount of devastating fires in the Amazon. My thoughts are with those affected. Our war against nature must end.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 22, 2019
But as she has shown since she launched her school strike they can't intimidate her.
Day 12. We are getting closer to the North American mainland. Rough conditions, but downwind sailing. pic.twitter.com/n9huwHUSGI— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 25, 2019
And the North Atlantic couldn't either. Sailing across the North Atlantic at this time of year can be risky. I would have to think twice before doing it. But she wasn't scared.
Day 13. Rough seas south of Nova Scotia. But conditions closer to New York will be slower than predicted and weather update suggests Wednesday arrival - an updated ETA will come as we near the coast. pic.twitter.com/IY6L9InSnp— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 26, 2019
Then early this morning the first sight of land.
Land!! The lights of Long Island and New York City ahead. pic.twitter.com/OtDyQOWtF5— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019
And the amazing voyage of Greta Thunberg was over.
Sailing into New York. pic.twitter.com/SlC1IA8R0h— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019
And I only wish I was on one of these sailing boats who came out to greet her.
The @UN has sent out one boat for each of the 17 sustainable development goal to greet us! Thank you! pic.twitter.com/AU5ZSVj5vD— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) August 28, 2019
But of course the real voyage of this remarkable young woman is only beginning.
She will keep on mobilizing people, and she will help save the world...
I'm thrilled, and hope she will make it here to Montréal, where the demo was one of the largest, though we certainly aren't NYC, let alone Sao Paulo or CDMX (Ciudad Mexico). I took part in it and was very proud to have been among the oldies there.
I'm waiting for Kenney to attack her for being a "foreign funded environmentalist" and Ford to make fun of her being autistic.
I have an idea, can we put all the Cons on Kevin O'Leary's boat? Asking for a planet and a rainforest in dire straits...
Queen Greta of the House Thunberg, the First of Her Name, Savior of Animals, Devourer of Plants, Autism Redeemer and Protector of the Nice Weather is here.
Bow before your queen.
Queen Thunberg here to absolve us of our carbon sins.
This idiot right here. Australian, so probably an LNP voter. Bogan.
Rempel making fun of Trudeau's speech impediment, other Cons and their troll mob making fun of his mom's bipolar disorder, and Trump making fun of the reporter who had ALS, are the kind of Action T4 ableist bullying that pushes disabled people to commit suicide. Look at the poor kid with ADHD in Winnipeg. Now the pile-on against Thunberg just adds to it. Proud of yourselves, you sadistic assholes?
This poor girl. I don't know why she even bothers. Saving the planet is one thing -- the plants, the land, the animals, fine. But the naked apes? The antisocial species that invented "social" media? After seeing this, I'm starting to agree with George Carlin on this issue:
"The planet will be fine. The people are fucked."
Hi lagatta....I remember seeing the pictures of that demo and I think it was the biggest one I've ever seen. Greta would have been very pleased...
Hi Jackie...I wouldn't be surprised if Kenney did attack her, like so many other climate change deniers have. I have had to delete about a dozen incredibly ugly comments aimed at that child. It's beyond belief,bullying of the worst kind and I loathe bullies....
Hi anon....You really should be ashamed of yourself mocking a young girl. Have you no decency? Greta is a model for millions of people, while you sound like a loser...
Hi Frank....I think the way that young woman handles herself is something to be admired not mocked. But you on the other hand are no doubt a climate change denier, and can't be mocked enough...
Hi lagatta....I had to delete about a dozen vulgar comments like the one you complained about in a comment. Unfortunately in the process of deleting the piggy comments which had been approved accidentally by a friend in my absence I accidentally deleted yours. Sorry.
Hi Jackie...As you know Greta has Asperger's syndrome, but her inner strength is amazing, and she knows like I do that we can never surrender to,bullies. Bullies must be beaten period.
Looks like Max beat them both to the punch. Saw this just today.
Noted climatologist Max Bernier continues his 100% success rate proving the scientific hypothesis that Max Bernier is an idiot.
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