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An internationally recognised 16-year-old Swede who is fluent in several languages and responsible for a rapidly changing global consensus towards climatology, is an idiot, according to a lot of old people.
Despite spending a fair amount of time not at school, due to her role as an ambassador for the future of humankind, 99% of the world’s scientists believe Greta Thunberg has a better grasp of Atmospheric Physics than any of the world leaders that attended last week’s UN summit.
Atmospheric physics is a branch of meteorology and is related to studying the layers of the atmosphere, weather systems, and climatic phenomena.
Atmospheric physicists are usually employed as faculty at universities or as research scientists at national labs, unless that particular institution is being urged by conservative governments and funding bodies to redirect their focus towards Western Civilisation studies, which is a newfound field of study aimed at celebrating what most atmospheric physicists are losing sleep over.
One of the more alarming studies into atmospheric physics was the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C – which was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on 8 October 2018, and subsequently ignored by anyone who had the power to do anything because of the cognitive dissonance that comes with being rich and powerful.
While business leaders and the global political classes are struggling to acknowledge very alarming findings related to carbon emissions and climatology in general, Greta Thunberg (16) has managed to communicate to the masses a relatively accessible summation of the global scientific community’s consensus on the man-made effects of climate change.
However, her recent speeches and rapidly echoing rhetoric has been dismissed by media and a lot of old white people, who say she is an idiot.
Her critics, mostly men whose own grandchildren have cut them off because of their inability to love anyone or anything after being left alone exposed to some form of sensationalist media likely linked to the Murdoch family, cite the teenager’s notable lack of sympathy and lenience for the fossil fuels and mining sector as a fine example of why she is stupid.
Many then go on to point out that a lot of young people use iPhones as a counter-argument.