Greta Thunberg, find the real culprits!

Greta Thunberg’s sermons are impressive because she expresses the fears and frustration of many. In her talk at the United Nations Climate Action Summit (“How dare you?” 2019-09-23) she accuses the world leaders for failing to take strong measures to combat climate change.

Greta, thanks for shouting out loud! Thanks for using your gift.

You are shooting well. But note that you are shooting at innocent people. The real culprits aren’t politicians. The real culprits are not even humans. No man and no woman has the power of hindering, for such a long time, the growing of a true idea as the need of reducing CO2 emission undoubtedly is.

The real culprits are the private corporations who sustain climate change denial as part of their mission, which is to protect the capital and increase the profit of their owners.

Politicians represent the public corporations whose mission is to protect this planet. They are actually on our side. We asked them to do that job for us. Yes they aren’t perfect, but democracy is the best system we have.

Greta, don’t waste your energy with shouting at politicians. Accusing politicians of not being strong enough is an understandable first step, but please go further. The real culprits won’t invite you. They don’t want you to speak. Find them and tell them the truth.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019