Greta Thunberg says, “Enough is enough!”

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good people to do nothing.

Me, Just now†

I received an email today, imploring me to sign yet another petition. Those tend to have little effect, but, still, we have to do something. This appeal was from Greta Thunberg, and it read:

Dear friends,

Enough is enough!

For decades, big oil and gas CEOs have misled the public about the deadly impact of burning fossil fuels that are cooking our planet. Now we’re seeing murderous floods, deadly droughts and rainforests on fire.

Next week, top CEOs are meeting at a key business summit in the Swiss mountains, pretending they care for the planet – while digging new oil and gas fields, and making billions in profit.

We will travel to Switzerland in the coming days, bringing a “cease and desist” letter to oil and gas CEOs, demanding they stop any new oil and gas projects. Join us – let’s have millions of us speaking up and showing them that we see through their lies. Add your name now!

It feels extremely difficult to keep hope alive in the face of climate devastation around the world – from millions on the verge of starvation in East Africa, to the rampant destruction of the Amazon rainforest. But our hope lies in people – in the millions of us who are determined to come together and demand corporate and political leaders take action.

It’s time to put these CEOs on notice – showing them that 2023 will be a watershed moment for accountability. Let’s do this, together.


Vanessa from Uganda, Greta from Sweden, Helena from Ecuador, Luisa from Germany

As I write this, the petition has just short of 300,000 signatures. These ladies say, “Enough is enough”, yet talk about ‘millions’; I believe that, at this late stage in the game, that target is not enough. Get a billion signatories and even the complacent mass media would have to sit up, take notice, and admit that it’s ‘news’ – and maybe then we’d finally see some action.

† Yes, yes, yes: I know that most believe that this aphorism was coined by Edmund Burke; according to Reuters and others, they’re mistaken. Furthermore, the popular version of the quote unfairly accuses only men of complacency….

About peNdantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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13 Responses to Greta Thunberg says, “Enough is enough!”

  1. Forestwood says:

    I agree with Greta


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  3. Dr Bob Rich says:

    You are so right. My favourite quote from Greta is “blah, blah, blah!”


  4. Bill Ziegler says:

    I’ve been meaning to send 8 billion messages, but, again, time and resources…
    Actually, it has been a while since getting around tuit to post here, due to technical difficulties with my website. And I shall have to wait until tomorrow morning to contact the help desk.
    You will be pleased to read that my mothballed post will now focus on your William Shatner piece *and also* on Enough is enough!


  5. jilldennison says:

    I stand with Greta. I signed.


  6. Forestwood says:

    Indeed. It reverberated around the world.


  7. marymtf says:

    Did Greta tell us that we had eight years to do something or the world was doomed? Frightened a lot of school children. Has it been eight years yet?


    • peNdantry says:

      You tell me… did Greta say that? And when? And once you know: I assume that you can subtract the number of this year from the number of the year in which she (allegedly) said that, and answer your own question. It would be wise, would it not, to check your facts before before making your mind up about something as important as the climate emergency?

      Let me help you out…

      I did a little digging. I found an article by someone (presumably a journalist) called Emma Paling on Huffpost dated Sep 27, 2019 that bears the scaremongering headline ‘Why Greta Thunberg Says We Have 8 Years To Stop Catastrophe‘.

      However, reading the article itself, it quotes Greta as saying something different from what you claim:

      “With today’s emissions levels, that remaining [carbon dioxide] budget will be entirely gone within less than eight and a half years,” Thunberg said.

      Greta was 16 at the time. And yet, very clearly, far better informed than you are now.

      Spreading FAKE NEWS!!!!1 on the basis of defending the sensibilities of scared schoolchildren helps absolutely nobody.

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  8. Bill Ziegler says:

    I follow

    @GretaThunberg — reliable source
    @NLRebellion — reliable source
    @KatjaHerbers — reliable source

    on Twitter

    Just saying.

    Liked by 1 person

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