Yes, we should laugh

Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is a long way from where she needs to be. Since a UN speech in New York in late September, the 16-year-old Swedish campaigner has spent weeks traveling overland en route to the COP25 climate summit in Santiago, Chile. But a last-minute change of location due to that city’s anti-government protests—the event will now be held in Madrid, Spain—has left her scrambling for an eco-friendly lift across the Atlantic.

43 thoughts on “Yes, we should laugh”

  1. I’m sure there’s plenty of Chilean merchant seamen delivering cabernet sauvingon to Europe who would like a 16 year old on the ship to keep them company.

  2. And why did Chile feel it necessary to cancel?
    Because the ecofreaks forced the Government to commit to renewable energy for public transport, thus raising the prices: middle class virtue signalling at the expense of the poor.
    Had they not cancelled the shindig, it would have been open season on the greenshirts.
    What a shame.
    It would make an excellent comedy, starring John Cleese as Lacrobat….

  3. Surely she can swim, no?

    And I hear there’s plenty of expensive Sea Bass around those parts to sustain her voyage.

  4. If she had just taken a commercial flight it would have been more environmentally friendly than taking the boat that had a support crew jetting around everywhere.

    As Tim the Coda says, the karma is quite delicious. Climate shindig cancelled due to public unrest caused by climate policies.

  5. No, she’s **not** a long way from where she needs to be. She’d have nothing substantive and useful to add to any conference on climate.

    She may as well stay exactly where she is. Costs less, too.

  6. She’d have nothing substantive and useful to add to any conference on climate.

    That’s not what she’s there for.
    She’s there to be a face and be armour for the ones who want to send us all back to the stone age – anyone who criticises the pro-green policies can now be accused of being mean to a downs syndrome teenager. Or autistic. Or whatever she is.

  7. It’s OK, they’ll probably delay the conference until she can get there. The priests and pilgrims of the climate change religion can’t hold a synod without St Greta screaming insults at them and dishing out their penances.

  8. @Chernyy_Drakon

    Her disability is a special gift. I’ll remember that ‘special gift’ point next time I see someone who is “quadraspazzed on a life-glug” ((c) Brass Eye)

  9. @Andrew C

    I think that’s the next thing TPTB will be trying to convince everyone of (after we’ve all accepted tranny nonsense). That disabilities are “special gifts”.
    If you’ve seen the recent film ‘The Predator’, you’ll see it (don’t bother watching it – worst film ever, no exaggeration). In it there’s a child character with autism, which is described as “the next stage in human evolution”.
    I actually Lol’ed

  10. @Tim the Coder November 4, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    Because the ecofreaks forced the Government to commit to renewable energy for public transport, thus raising the prices: middle class virtue signalling at the expense of the poor.

    Correct, and MSM lie – lie not distort

    .
    High transit [Metro] fees cause riots in Chile; UN Climate Conference given the boot
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOCfaWlBwD8

    Chile Cancels Climate Summit As Climate Policies Spark Protests

    Not only do they [BBC] not explain the real reason behind the riots, they even have the cheek to link it to “global climate protests”.
    For the full story, you need to go to Epoch Times:
    Chile, which will host a major U.N. climate conference in December, earned praise from climate activists for recently imposing a carbon dioxide tax on conventional energy sources and switching the Santiago Metro system to renewable power. Now, the people of Chile are rising up and firing a shot across the bow of other nations considering similar energy taxes and expensive renewable energy programs.

    On Oct. 25, protestors took to the streets throughout Santiago in response to Metro fare hikes. The protests soon spread to other cities and led to rioting and at least five reported deaths. The Chilean government and the legacy media blamed the fare hikes on rising oil prices. But that isn’t true…

  11. @Chernyy_Drakon

    Oh, God. Yes I started watching the recent Predator film. If Arnie was dead, he would come back to life just to kill the people who made it.

  12. She reminds me of Minnie the Minx. Showing my age, I suppose.

    There’s a statue of her in Dundee, you know – though maybe people take it to be a statue of Sturgeon.

  13. He’d kill those who remade Total Recall first. Can anyone think of a recent remake that has been even half as good as the original? Yet still they come.

  14. Leo rented a 453ft super yacht to sail his mates to the world cup, I’m surprised he doesn’t extend the same privilege to Greta given his admiration etc.

    Perhaps Elton can fly her in his private jet, and buy some trees.

  15. Chris,
    Bladerunner 2049 seems to be the exception to the rule.

    It’s a pity the studio cancelled Ridley’s Idiots in Space trilogy, I thought Covenant was hilarious, especially the bit where the freezer barbecues the captain.

  16. A no longer anonymous boy

    Bravefart

    A small accident occasioned by injudicious use of Safari and an old email address cos it’s shorter than the current one and came up semi-automatically.

    No idea why.

    But what did you think I looked like?

    Kanye West? Andy Garcia? I’m from Bath

  17. Well, yes. But not Twerton, Bath, not really Poets Avenues, Bath, either. Nor crescents, if we’re to be honest. A good, solid, Bloomfield look there…..

  18. Why don’t they remake bad movies and make them good?

    Why doesn’t Greta use a bloody screen to appear in Spain?

  19. “Perhaps Elton can fly her in his private jet, and buy some trees.”

    Those would be olive trees, I guess?

  20. Sort of puts “the Emergency” in perspective, doesn’t it? 8 billion people have to sacrifice shelter, food and family but St Greta can’t miss an opportunity to gob off at one of her shows.

  21. Bladerunner 2049 seems to be the exception to the rule.

    True, though I’d call that a sequel, not a remake. If there was any real creativity in our ‘creatives’, as Rhoda says, they’d look at some flops and figure out how to make them better.

  22. Can anyone think of a recent remake that has been even half as good as the original? Yet still they come.

    Define recent…

    Heat was a remake of L.A. Takedown and was excellent.

  23. Tim

    Bit if a bugger really. I was going to start letting slip things that might make people think I was a woman masquerading…

    That’s another fun moment lost due to TEKNOLOGY!!!

  24. Dear Mr Worstall

    I rather assumed there was a plan to take her back home again after whatever she went for.

    It would appear there wasn’t.

    DP

  25. rhoda klapp
    November 5, 2019 at 9:58 am
    “Why don’t they remake bad movies and make them good?”

    I’ve always thought that the best reason to remake a film is if there was a good story but it was inadequately told for whatever reason.
    Unfortunately they are the hardest films to get the financing to remake as they have either zero public awareness or are remembered as bad-to-uninspired.
    If however a producer hawks around the idea of remaking a well-known and successful film of the past with a title everyone knows, they have a much better chance of attracting investors.

  26. Greasy Dago

    Your secret’s safe with me. Apart from the crescents, I’ve no idea about the significance of the suburbs or regions that Tim mentions, but I’d not trade on the fact that I know you’re from Barff.

  27. The bit being that BinB grew up about 50 metres – hmm, well, 60 yards then – away from me. At about the same time too. Not that we knew each other, we found out through this blog.

  28. ‘Tis a small world as DisneyWorld has it.

    And BF, I won’t hold your lack of knowledge of one of the most beautiful cities in Christendom against you 🙂

  29. BB

    Oh, I’ve been to Barff and yes it is beautiful but, as an Edinburgher, I think we massively trump you there (and all other UK cities) 🙂

    BTW, what are people from Bath called – bathyscapes?

  30. And you have a statue of Adam Smith which just about wraps it up.

    We get better weather, though.

    Bathonians. But I’m known as a Bath Bun due to my very sexy bottom 🙂

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