One of the fascinating aspects of the world journey of Greta Thunberg, the teenage climate change goddess, and high school dropout, has been all of the famous people who have vied to meet and fawn over her. She went bicycling with Arnold Schwarzenegger and has had a selfie taken with Leonardo DiCaprio. Thunberg even met Al Gore, who’s movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” drove her into a deep depression and turned her into a climate change scold.
One adult, at least, is not impressed with Saint Greta and has some very stern but important advice for her. Yahoo Finance explains.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dismissed Greta Thunberg’s call for private and public sector divestment from fossil fuel companies, telling Yahoo Finance at a press briefing: “After she goes and studies economics in college she can come back and explain that to us.” Mnuchin also joked about 17-year-old climate activist: “Who is that? Is she the chief economist?”
Mnuchin showed a great deal of courage calling out Thunberg. He has the facts on his side. Outlawing fossil fuels immediately, as the teenage climate scold has demanded, would bring civilization crashing down.
On the other hand, he’s picking on a child, which is not allowed unless the said child is from a Catholic high school, attending a pro-life rally, wearing a MAGA hate while being confronted by a scary Native American beating on a drum. Even Fox News has forbidden its on-air talent to criticize her.
Hot Air mentions that Trump has been the other adult who has refused to take Thunberg seriously. However, Mnuchin was different in tone, somewhat disarming as he pointed out the obvious fact that teenagers who have not even completed high school are not equipped to lecture the rest of us about how to order the energy economy.
Mnuchin’s statement also allowed him to inform the media of the Trump administration’s much more sensible approach to climate change.
“After he dropped his little truth bomb on Thunberg, Mnuchin was interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk Box. He was asked about his comments. This gave Mnuchin the opportunity to assure the television audience that Trump and his administration are not anti-environmental extremists. What is missing from the radical left’s agenda on the environment is common sense solutions that will not destroy the economies of the United States and other countries around. Thunberg should concentrate efforts on lecturing China and India, for example, who have not done much to halt carbon emissions and greenhouse gases. The United States has exceeded expectations.”
Mnuchin went on to note that the Trump administration has signed on to an initiative to plant a trillion trees, a very cost-effective way to fight climate change. He also shot down the idea of a carbon tax. The president is into cutting taxes, not raising them.
The people who run Thunberg’s Twitter feed (PJ Media recently revealed that the young lady does not write her own social media posts) offered a promise that she would indeed be going back to school in August.
“My gap year ends in August, but it doesn’t take a college degree in economics to realize that our remaining 1,5° carbon budget and ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and investments don’t add up.”
Speaking of Al Gore, the Washington Times notes that Greta Thunberg knows nothing about being a “drama queen” where it comes to the climate change issue.
“The burden to act that is on the shoulders of the generation of people alive today is a challenge to our moral imagination, but this is Thermopylae,” Mr. Gore said. “This is Agincourt. This is the Battle of the Bulge. This is Dunkirk. This is 9/11. We have to rise to this occasion.”
One can only wonder why Gore’s speechwriter left out Yorktown, Gettysburg, and D-Day. The line was a word salad of famous battles and one terrorist attack for good measure.
However, as Hot Air notes, the battle has been joined. No longer will the responsible adults rely on the inherent craziness of the Green New Deal and of the climate hysterics to speak for themselves.
“It’s good to hear the pushback from a cabinet member and not someone on Twitter. Mnuchin was able to calmly deliver some rational thoughts on climate change and the Trump administration’s policies while educating on the economic disaster of initiatives pushed by the Greta Thunberg’s of the world. More of that, please.”