Greta Thunberg struck a fiery tone in a recent speech mocking climate change efforts by world leaders with the phrase “blah, blah, blah.”
Tom Rand, author of the book Climate Capitalism, calls the Swedish activist the “finest and most articulate voice” on climate change risk.
“I see this as someone who is the target of some of her jibes,” Rand said. “She is right to ridicule the hot air that all of us have been emitting on this issue.”
Rand hopes Thunberg’s remarks inspire leaders at the upcoming United Nations Climate Change Conference to forge policies that match the pace of environmental damage.
“She’s absolutely right when she says that their future, my kid’s future, looks pretty grim,” he said. “I live on a giant farm because I’m scared for his future.”
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