Teen activist hailed, pitied after 'mass extinction' speech

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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OneNewsNow.com Staff (OneNewsNow.com)

Greta ThunbergAn angry, indignant teen scolded adults at the United Nations this week, blaming them for allowing the Earth to teeter on the edge of extinction, but Greta Thunberg’s apocalyptic message was received elsewhere with pity.

"Her parents are in show business and I think they've been coaching her," author Steve Milloy, founder of JunkScience.com, tells OneNewsNow.

The left-wing media has fawned over the 16-year-old Swede (pictured above) for her trip across the Atlantic Ocean to raise awareness of climate change, but her off-the-chart rant at the UN climate change summit seemed to light a fire under critics, from Laura Ingraham to President Trump, who had largely ignored her until the UN appearance.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” Thundberg lectured the audience.

She went on to claim that people are “dying” due to climate change, then predicted the Earth is “in the beginning of a mass extinction.”

global warming 1And she wasn’t done, either: fighting back tears, either real of fake, she blamed money and capitalism for pushing “fairy tales of eternal, economic growth…How dare you!”

“She seems like a very happy young girl,” President Trump tweeted hours later, “looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

Ingraham, on her Fox News show, compared the angry teen to the "Children of the Corn" horror movie, and the cable network distanced itself from a guest, radio show host Michael Knowles, who called Thurnberg a "mentally ill" child who is being exploited by the Left.

Knowles later defended his comments online, pointing out that Thunberg's mother has written about the teen's struggles with depression and autism at the same time she is being told mankind will become extinct unless major, drastic changes take place to heal the planet. 

President Trump, meanwhile, did not attend the climate summit and instead pivoted to another worldwide cause: religious freedom.

“The United States,” he told the UN, “was founded on the principle that our rights do not come from government. They come from God.”

Dr. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who advises President Trump, tells OneNewsNow the president addressed religious freedom, a “very real global problem,” over the “imaginary” problem of climate change.

Milloy says Thunberg gave a “melodramatic” speech about how the world is wronging her and her generation.

“But, of course, these people know nothing,” he says. “They've not finished school. They've not been in the real world. They don't understand how the world works, what the world needs. I take it with a grain of salt."

Skeptics of man-made climate change have pointed out that a crew was flown to the United States to retrieve Thunberg’s emission-free yacht after her trip was hailed as planet-friendly trip across the ocean. 

"Thunberg doesn't fly due to high levels of emissions from air travel..." CNN explained when the teen set sail in late August, "and the Malizia II will allow her to make a zero-emissions journey thanks to solar panels and underwater turbines that generate electricity."

Many others have pointed out the Obamas have purchased a sprawling, $15 million estate on Martha’s Vineyard that could be underwater one day if the promised global climate apocalypse comes true.

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