Sorry, Greta Thunberg, but you’re (mostly) wrong
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September 25, 20195 min read, 919 words

Sorry, Greta Thunberg, but you’re (mostly) wrongSorry, Greta Thunberg, but you’re (mostly) wrong

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Published: September 25, 2019  |  5 min read, 919 words
“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words…People are suffering. People are dying.” Greta Thunberg’s impassioned speech at the UN’s Climate Action Summit was a remarkable act of courage. Scolding world leaders on an international stage would be a tall task...
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Balanced
September 25, 2019
An absolutely splendid piece of writing and exposition by the author, who is himself a climate scientist. The prospective reader will note that the article is balanced and reasoned as befits discourse concerning complex issues. Readers will come away well-informed from time well-spent perusing this timely piece.
September 25, 2019
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Hit Piece
September 29, 2019
A website that is "unavailable in most European countries" garners suspicion from the start. Refuting a sixteen year old on the minutia of her science while mostly ignoring her real importance as a driver for action is petty at best, biased at worst. Major funding for most of the author's climate work comes from the Pentagon according to his own bio.
September 29, 2019
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Balanced
September 27, 2019
The article is probably too balanced for most as the topic is so divisive. The author is absolutely right that humanity across the globe is more prosperous and healthy today than in prior history. He is also right that global warming is not the cause of most current extinctions. He is wrong about nuclear power being the solution to the climate crisis which he correctly admits absolutely exists. He is finally right that humanity will suffer in the short term if it relies on reduced productivity to combat climate change. (I think he is wrong in saying that Thunberg says there are no solutions, I believe she said we already have the answers but we have failed to act on them ?)
September 27, 2019
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Balanced
September 27, 2019
Although the headline is a bit clickbaity, the article itself is very well written. Author Adam Kalkstein tries to remain balanced despite the conflict that he disagrees with some of Greta Thunberg's claims while agreeing wholeheartedly that action needs to be taken to prevent the advancement of climate change. Climate science is an enormously complicated topic, and I found this short read to be one of the most nuanced in recent memory.
September 27, 2019
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Lack of Reliable Sources
September 26, 2019
A climate scientist speaking in such Trump-friendly terms is a bit of a stand-out on the global stage. I worry that this single American Military voice could not find greater consensus from anywhere else in the world, let alone a country where research doesn't take a back-seat to wispy orange politics. I'd like to see a real source rebutting this teen-ager, someone who *does* source climate scientists in her work.
September 26, 2019
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