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The joke is on those that are ridiculing Greta Thunberg.

The joke is on those that are ridiculing Greta Thunberg.

I’ve been reading a lot of negative commentary towards 16 year old climate striker Greta Thunberg in recent days. R.T.E. luminary Ryan Tubridy not least amongst them. The most striking thing (forgive the pun) about much of the negativity has been the clear ignorance those criticizing have displayed. It is very obvious that most have not heard any of Greta’s speeches. At least they haven’t listened. The laziest critics have used lines like ‘I wouldn’t want a sixteen year old…

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Greta Thunberg : The voice we need.

Greta Thunberg : The voice we need.

  I’ve often heard it said that children are very wise. Usually this remark has been made after a child has displayed blind religious faith by regurgitating some religious statement or repeated a saying at an appropriate time. In my experience children are not wise. They can be clever, witty and very loving. They undoubtedly enhance our lives greatly, but they are not wise. Wisdom comes with experience. We can all look back at times in our past when we…

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Paper Straws: Suck it up.

Paper Straws: Suck it up.

  We are all now environmentalists. It seems to have happened fairly quickly. I think the kids marching was the final straw. The evidence of the damage we humans have done and continues to do is all around us. We care about the next generation. We are now ready to change our ways. A famous song from a disgraced artist comes to mind. We’ve had a chat with the man in the mirror. Or so it would seem. It feels…

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