On Saturday, famed Twitter troll and conservative commentator Jack Posobiec posted a screenshot of a 2018 tweet, now deleted, from teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. In the tweet, Thunberg linked to an article on “Gritpost” that claimed climate change would make humans would go extinct by 2023.
Thunberg’s 2018 post said “A top climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years.” Posobiec, tweeting out a screenshot, said, “Hi
@GretaThunberg! Why did you delete this?”
The website from which Thunberg’s article came, Gritpost.com, has been shut down since the 2018 tweet.
Some people agreed with Poso and his interpretation of Thunberg’s tweet, commenting things like:
The saying: “play stupid games, win stupid prizes” comes to mind when I hear these climate activists.
“The SCieNCE! is settled. until it’s not, but then it changes and stuff; but for serial then it is setted for realz.”
“Ooooh… Hang on.. give @GretaThunberg some slack… We do have another 3months for us to be at our demise LOL 😆🤪”
“Greta: Starting to realize that “climate change” alarmism is actually a Ponzi scheme to transfer even more wealth to Al Gore and other (financial, not intellectual) elites? #ClimateScam”
I love when they use vague terms like “top scientist” or “experts say”. It means nothing.
Usually, the climate pessimists estimate 10 years so we have to wait longer before they are proven wrong…
Charlie Kirk laughed about Thunberg’s nonsense as well, saying: “One of the best headlines of the year so far… ‘Greta Thunberg deletes 2018 tweet saying world will end in 2023 after world does not end’”
One of the best headlines of the year so far… ‘Greta Thunberg deletes 2018 tweet saying world will end in 2023 after world does not end’ https://t.co/ANI24c3lLq
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) March 12, 2023
Others claimed that he was misreading her post and that the post wasn’t claiming humans would go extinct by 2023 but rather that we had until 2023 to turn things around. They commented things like:
You might be misreading her post. She’s not saying humanity would be wiped out in five years. You can disagree with her and see that’s not what she’s saying
Is it that hard to know she was actually talking about a five year timeline to reverse the damage. Weather is becoming more extreme. It snowed in my desert town for the first time last week.
Five years was the time we had to avoid the serious consequences. The consequences will take more time, but they’re coming.
The Post Millenial, commenting on the Thunberg situation and the history of extreme climate change predictions, said:
Thunberg first rose to prominence in August 2018 when she was 15 years old and began protesting outside of the Swedish Parliament over the issue of climate change. Her protests would take place on Fridays when she would skip class.
Thunberg would have graduated by now if she would have stayed in school.
Thunberg has called for the governments to make bolder moves on the issue of climate change and she often travels to countries on a yacht to advance her cause.
Former Vice President Al Gore has been criticized for taking license with the facts around mankind extinction predictions due to climate change in the past. The most famous example being his 2006 film An Inconvenient Truth which “did exaggerate some dire scenarios” in order to “shock the public into action” according to National Snow and Ice Data Center scientist Ted Scambos.
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