Greta Thunberg’s mother, Malena Ernman is promoting her family’s new book, “Our House is on Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis.” She is using her daughter’s story as a tool for publicity. If the phrase “our house is on fire” is familiar it is because Greta frequently uses it when speaking in public about climate change.
Malena Ernman gave an interview to The Guardian in which she described how Greta became an activist. Frankly, there really wasn’t any new information that surfaced, from what I’ve read. That’s the problem with the Thunberg story if the family is now trying to cash in with book sales – Greta Thunberg hasn’t suffered from a lack of publicity. The child is only 17 years old, after all. Her years of experience are just beginning.
The parents of Greta work in the entertainment industry so they crave the stage. Ernman is a well-known opera singer in Europe and Svante Thunberg, Greta’s father, is an actor. Both parents have essentially all but given up their own careers in order to pursue Greta’s activism in promoting climate change propaganda. Climate change alarmism, you might say, is the new family business. Just as Greta preaches, her parents have given up traveling by air and now drive to occasional professional engagements. Their first memoir about the family’s support of Greta was Scenes From the Heart.
In the new book, Ernman describes Greta’s troubles with an eating disorder after being exposed to climate change alarmism in school. She was so traumatized that she became a mute – refusing to speak. Greta lost over 20 pounds in the span of two months and was hospitalized for treatment. When she returned to school, having been diagnosed with a high-functioning form of Autism, Asperger’s, she was bullied and her parents claim the school blamed them for Greta’s inability to behave as other students.
Ernman said Thunberg, who is now 17, became interested in climate issues at school when her teacher showed a film about plastic waste in oceans. After class, other students discussed a teacher’s trip to New York and other travel plans, while Thunberg struggled to move on from learning about the pollution.
“Greta can’t reconcile any of this with any of what she has just seen,” her mother wrote. “She saw what the rest of us did not want to see. It was as if she could see our CO2 emissions with her naked eye.”
As we all know now, her parents credit the climate change movement with bringing Greta out of her desperate state of mind. Perhaps it was Autism, a neurological disorder, that caused her focus on the issue like a laser beam. Her story is certainly further proof that school lessons provide a far-left view of the world and its problems, not only in the United States but in Europe, too. By the age of eleven, Greta wasn’t eating anything but small spoonfuls of rice, avocado, and gnocchi, as the story goes, and was almost mute. That would have freaked out any parent but in this case, Greta’s parents allowed her to be thrust upon the world stage in her zeal for protesting. Instead of correcting the course of their daughter’s life, they leaned in and let her go headlong into it.
At the age of 15, she was leading protests in Sweden. Her father “tried to persuade her to go home”, her mother says, but then let her continue. In other words, the child became the boss of the family. She was the final word on how she would be allowed to behave. A 15-year-old was leading the family’s decisions.
In the summer of 2018, Thunberg began her first school strike, taking a homemade placard to stand outside the Swedish prime minister’s office.
When she was joined by other activists, her father tried to persuade her to go home, aware of the emotional toll it was taking on her. But she refused and the time with other people had an unexpected effect on her.
On the third day, a Greenpeace activist offered Greta some vegan Thai noodles. “She takes a little bite. And another. No one reacts to what’s happening. Why would they? … Greta keeps eating. Not just a few bites but almost the whole serving.”
Greta Thunberg has been rewarded for her precocious behavior and her rude treatment of adults. She is TIME’s Person of the Year and she has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. She was nominated in 2019, too, but lost.
Two lawmakers in Sweden have nominated Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.
Jens Holm and Hakan Svenneling, who are both members of Sweden’s Left Party, said Monday that Greta “has worked hard to make politicians open their eyes to the climate crisis” and “action for reducing our emissions and complying with the Paris agreement is therefore also an act of making peace.”
Depending on how much money the Nobel Foundation has in its coffers, the Nobel Peace Prize can deliver a handsome monetary award to its winners. Barack Obama, for example, was awarded $1.4 million the year he won. If you remember, he was given the award solely because he won the presidential election, thus shedding a light on how diluted the significance of the prize has become.
Thunberg is expected to be in the U.K. this week. She is scheduled to participate in a climate change protest in Bristol. The exploitation of Greta Thunberg continues.
Bristol was awarded the title of European Green Capital in 2015. In 2018, the city became the first UK authority to declare a “climate emergency”, with the council unanimously backing a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030. By contrast, the government has committed to net zero carbon emissions in the UK by 2050. Last month, Bristol declared an ecological emergency because of the local decline of many birds, insects and some mammals.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 22, 2020