‘TELLS YOU SHE KNOWS NOTHING’: Greta photo that outraged her critics
Saturday - 28/09/2019 23:52
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg’s rise has sparked fury among climate denialists — and with this one photo, they thought they’d finally nailed her.
Greta Thunberg’s trolls are clutching at straws to discredit her.
The 16-year-old climate change activist has long been a target for criticism, but it’s never been more pronounced than it is after a week that gave her a massive boost.
Right-wing commentators have gone as far as to share a month-old photo of her on a boat — which had a single plastic water bottle behind her — as apparent proof of her hypocrisy:
In a similar vein, critics seized on a photo of the activist having lunch while riding a train, noting she used plastic containers and had processed foods.
“Oh she looks so frightened about the immediate climate catastrophe. As she sits there on a train, surrounded by plastic containers and processed foods. A picture paints a thousands words. This tells you she knows nothing about what she speaks of,” the caption read.
Many social media users have responded, pointing out that a lone plastic water bottle does not negate the argument that climate change is real, and a pre-packaged meal doesn’t negate the work she’s done to publicise the issue. Also, plastic pollution and climate change are completely separate environment issues.
But what’s also been observed across the media is the conservative right’s failure to silence the movement.
If anything, her voice has only grown louder and stronger, with over 500,000 new Twitter followers gained this past week alone.