According to teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg, by the 1980s it was apparent was that too much oil and gas were being produced and was going to create a climate disaster.
This hyperbole sounds familiar to me. Back in 1977 President Carter made a famous speech about the energy crisis being the moral equivalent of war. On the other hand, Carter went on to describe dire predictions about the world running out of oil and gas by the end of the 1980s, which is more or less the opposite of Thunberg’s statement:
To me Thunberg’s rant against the older generation echos propaganda from the Cultural Revolution in China:
"Those with ‘bad parents’ suffered a lot and they resented their parents instead of resenting the system which brainwashed them daily," added Michel Bonnin, of Tsinghua University." They were encouraged to denounce their parents, so as to ‘draw a line’ between them and the enemy. It was the only way to save themselves. There were many cases of children who tried to protect their parents against the violence of Red Guards and were then beaten or even executed."
Is climate change the moral equivalent of war?
Will children be encouraged to turn in parents and other adults who are climate skeptics?
Are climate re-education camps around the corner?