“60% of CO2 emissions since Greta Thunberg was born is attributable to China… but nobody talks about that. They talk as if its somehow Europeans and Americans who are going to fix this problem… which is frustrating because it doesn’t get to the heart of the matter,” said Ferguson.
“If you’re serious about slowing CO2 emissions and temperatures rising it has to be China and India you constrain,” he added, noting that while Greta travels to New York and Davos, “I don’t see her in Beijing or Delhi.”
Particularly since the West has actually done a pretty good job in this department.
“Britain’s CO2 emissions peaked in 1973 and are now at their lowest level since Victorian times,” reports the Spectator. “Air pollution has plummeted since then, with sulphur dioxide levels down 95 per cent. Britain’s population is rising but our energy consumption peaked in 2001 and has since fallen by 19 per cent.”
The answer as to why Greta is not in China or India is the same as the answer as to why “anti-war” human shield never deploy in Israel when terrorists are targeting it or never deploy in Hong Kong when China is targeting it.
The target isn’t the health of the planet, the target is the west and Greta is just another inexpensive investment in asymmetric warfare against said west.
Compared to traditional methods of warfare, reporters, bureaucrats and ignorant teenagers are are really cost effective.
And anyways even if Greta’s just an ignorant teen being used as a pawn rather than just anti west, if the NBA is too afraid to stand up to China why would one expect a 17 year old Swede?