Putin Vs. Greta

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Putin Vs. Greta

Guess who’s joining the list of anti-Greta Thunberg activists? You said it, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Speaking recently at an energy conference in Moscow, Putin said Thunberg isn’t realistic and doesn’t understand the complicated, adult world

 

Attendees and friends from the major oil companies clapped in agreement.

 

While Putin failed to describe what the complicated adult world does look like, assume it includes life long terms riding horses shirtless and playing real-life Risk all day. That, and telling your disciples you earn $80k while wearing a watch worth ten times that. 

 

Putin said Thunberg is telling Third World nations they are bad for wanting to reach the same level of wealth and development as her native Sweden. See, Putin’s always looking out for the little man. 

 

While Vladimir Putin’s credentials on humanitarianism and philanthropy are dubious at best, he has a point. 

 

“Nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated,” Putin said, daring her to “go and explain to them that they must live in poverty.”

 

Given that Putin has yet to bother 21 million Russians who live below the poverty line, he knows exactly how difficult that conversation can be. 

 

But, Putin is right that it’s unfair to tell developing countries they can’t have what rich countries have because it will hurt the environment. He’s also right that trying to push African and Asian nations into solar panels and other technologies is not very realistic right now. 

 

Cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750, shows the US leads the pack with 397 gigatons (Gt), China second with 214Gt, followed by Russia, Germany, The UK and Japan. 

 

Meanwhile, Africa and South America only emitted 6% of the global CO2 emissions since 1750.

 

The sad thing is that the countries likely to suffer most are Southern and poor.

 

So not only do they pollute the least, all developed countries have been burning oil for the past 250 years to turn into Tesla friendly, turtleneck wearing, green economies. 

 

Then again if CO2 emissions guaranteed development then 19% of Americans wouldn’t still believe in witchcraft. 

Guess who’s joining the list of anti-Greta Thunberg activists? You said it, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

 

Speaking recently at an energy conference in Moscow, Putin said Thunberg isn’t realistic and doesn’t understand the complicated, adult world

 

Attendees and friends from the major oil companies clapped in agreement.

 

While Putin failed to describe what the complicated adult world does look like, assume it includes life long terms riding horses shirtless and playing real-life Risk all day. That, and telling your disciples you earn $80k while wearing a watch worth ten times that. 

 

Putin said Thunberg is telling Third World nations they are bad for wanting to reach the same level of wealth and development as her native Sweden. See, Putin’s always looking out for the little man. 

 

While Vladimir Putin’s credentials on humanitarianism and philanthropy are dubious at best, he has a point. 

 

“Nobody explained to Greta that the modern world is complicated,” Putin said, daring her to “go and explain to them that they must live in poverty.”

 

Given that Putin has yet to bother 21 million Russians who live below the poverty line, he knows exactly how difficult that conversation can be. 

 

But, Putin is right that it’s unfair to tell developing countries they can’t have what rich countries have because it will hurt the environment. He’s also right that trying to push African and Asian nations into solar panels and other technologies is not very realistic right now. 

 

Cumulative CO2 emissions since 1750, shows the US leads the pack with 397 gigatons (Gt), China second with 214Gt, followed by Russia, Germany, The UK and Japan. 

 

Meanwhile, Africa and South America only emitted 6% of the global CO2 emissions since 1750.

 

The sad thing is that the countries likely to suffer most are Southern and poor.

 

So not only do they polute the least, all developed countries have used the past 250 years burning oil to turn into Tesla friendly, turtleneck wearing, green economies. 

 

Then again if only CO2 emissions would guarantee development, otherwise 19% of Americans wouldn’t believe in Witchcraft. 

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