Greta Thunberg has helped to take the fight against climate change to a new level of urgency and visceral appeal. Ever since she gained her "celebrity" there have people attacking her from all political orientations. This is exactly what the people weaponizing social media want; for us to stop discussing the message, the science and what to do to actually save the planet. Many of the attacks on Thunberg are being spread through memes and insinuations on social media. Desmog blog has mapped who is behind developing those memes in a handy graphic.
Since many rabble.ca readers are progressive and have been working to protect the environment for decades, let's engage those attacking climate change activism and really push for a better alternatives. I do hear that some progressives feel Thunberg is not pushing for a radical enough change by supporting the Green New Deal. Around the world, activists are negotiating how the green new deals will work in their countries; let's spend our time building an alternative rather than tearing a fellow activist down.
Image: European Parliament/Flickr
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