A Southern Baptist pastor is suggesting teen climate-change activist Greta Thunberg read the creation account of Genesis to calm her fears and see climate change is science fiction.
Joining other climate-change alarmists who claim manmade pollutants are causing "global warming" and raising sea levels, the Swedish 16-year-old Thunberg rebuked world leaders at the United Nations this week for not investing trillions of dollars to fight the unproven and frequently debunked phenomenon. Dr. Robert Jeffress addressed her remarks after her tongue-lashing on the world stage in which she shamed and accused older generations for ruining her future.
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Jeffress – who pastors First Baptist-Dallas and serves as a commentator on Fox News – has often called out climate change activists and supporters for touting faulty science to try and get others on board and donate funds.
Before addressing Thunberg's comments, Jeffress commended President Donald Trump for not giving in to pressure to attend the U.N.'s Climate Action Summit where the angry teen spoke.
"I tell people, Todd, all the time, I mean 'this president is brilliant,'" Jeffress shared on Fox News Radio's The Todd Starnes Show on Monday. "He decides to skip attending a session on an imaginary crisis – climate change – and instead, he chooses to lead his own conference on a very real problem … global persecution. What president can you think of … who would have the guts to snub the U.N. like that and stand up for what's right?"
He went on to address Thunberg's condemnation of the world at the summit – a lashing that went viral on social media. Even though Jeffress agrees that mankind has a responsibility to be good stewards of the Earth, he called out the teen's blind eagerness to believe the planet is headed for imminent doom if multi-trillion-dollar climate change regulations are not funded and enforced.
"Somebody needs to read poor Greta Genesis, Chapter 9, and tell her the next time she worries about global warming, just look at a rainbow," Jeffress stated, according to The Christian Post (CP). "That's God's promise that the polar ice caps aren't going to melt and flood the world again."
While speaking at the climate summit, she became enraged and rebuked leaders across the globe for inaction to counter alleged global warming.
"You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words, and yet I'm one of the lucky ones," Thunberg accused world leaders. "People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing."
She continued with unsubstantiated conjecture often used by ultra-environmentalists in order to solicit funds to fight the alleged crisis. "We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!" the inflamed teen exclaimed while glaring at the audience.
Thunberg blamed world leaders for "imminent" cataclysmic events – triggered by manmade pollutants and lack of action.
"We will not let you get away with this. Right here, right now is where we draw the line," the Swedish environmental activist argued. "The world is waking up and change is coming – whether you like it or not."
Despite the fact that readings in the United States admittedly recorded inflated temperatures because they were recorded in urban areas where concrete and asphalt retain heat and make it hotter than outlying areas, climate alarmists like Thunberg and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) continue to use such figures to justify their claims. It has been reported that global cooling has actually been taking place in America since 2005, when temperature recording stations were moved from urban areas to rural areas.
Yet Thunberg – considered by some to be the new face of climate change – was supplied with seemingly endless statistics backing her claim that the Earth will be destroyed in several years if drastic measures aren't taken immediately.
"For more than 30 years, the science has been crystal clear," Thunberg claimed to the crowd. "How dare you continue to look away and come here saying that you're doing enough – when the politics and solutions needed are still nowhere in sight."
Climate change skeptics and those refusing to spend trillions of dollars to environmental funds on programs such as Ocasio-Cortez's $9-trillion Green New Deal are "evil," she added.
"You say you hear us and that you understand the urgency, but no matter how sad and angry I am, I do not want to believe that," she added. "Because if you really understood the situation and still kept on failing to act, then you would be evil..."
She offered more highly contested figures to shock the world into action.
"The popular idea of cutting our emissions in half in 10 years only gives us a 50-percent chance of staying below 1.5 degrees [Celsius], and the risk of setting off irreversible chain reactions beyond human control," Thunberg relayed numbers provided by climate change scientists. "Fifty percent may be acceptable to you, but [it] rel[ies] on my generation sucking hundreds of billions of tons of your CO2 out of the air with technologies that barely exist."
She insisted that only a full-blown climate change plan – similar to the $15-trillion one presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) proposed – will have a chance at keeping the Earth from utter destruction within several years.
"[A] 50-percent risk is simply not acceptable to us – we who have to live with the consequences," the young activist stressed. "To have a 67-percent chance of staying below a 1.5 degrees global temperature rise..."
More rebukes ensued.
"How dare you pretend that this can be solved with just 'business as usual' and some technical solutions?" she questioned. "With today's emissions levels, that remaining CO2 budget will be entirely gone within less than 8-1/2 years."
Thunberg called those not embracing her alarmist figures immature deniers who are afraid to accept the truth.
"There will not be any solutions or plans presented in line with these figures here today, because these numbers are too uncomfortable, and you are still not mature enough to tell it like it is," Thunberg accused world leaders. "You are failing us, but the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you, and if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you."
Syndicated columnist Laura Ingraham said Thunberg appeared so hateful during her speech that she resembled possessed youth in horror novelist Stephen King's Children of the Corn, joking that the teen activist should be in a sequel called "Children of the Climate."