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Greta Thunberg : Named Time’s youngest Person of the Year.

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Bridgeit Wed 11-Dec-19 14:15:49

Well deserved IMO, we need more & more people to get on board with this.

I for one am not as aware & as active as I should be with regard to what I buy & what I throw away , recycle etc ,etc

Listening to her speeches & efforts helps me to remind me that I could to do better.

elastic Mon 16-Dec-19 10:11:10

Greta Thunberg
Traveling on overcrowded trains through Germany. And I’m finally on my way home!
9:53 PM · Dec 14, 2019·Twitter for iPhone
Greta Thunberg
Replying to
Our train from Basel was taken out of traffic. So we sat on the floor on 2 different trains. After Göttingen I got a seat.This is no problem of course and I never said it was. Overcrowded trains is a great sign because it means the demand for train travel is high!

Copy of her tweet.

elastic Mon 16-Dec-19 10:16:24

She just wanted to show that she was at last on her way home for Xmas. Her tweet was nothing about the fact she was sitting on the floor. Do you really think, after the transport she has been using, sitting on the floor would be any trouble for her? grin

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Dec-19 10:30:39

elastic you obviously do not read other people's posts?

I said things like this detract from her message, a silly post that has gone viral.

GT has done an excellent job of publicising Climate Change, I said her PR people (and yes she does have them) were at fault!!!!

At no point did I say GT was at fault!

elastic Mon 16-Dec-19 11:08:02

But, you said the photo was staged. It wasn't. It was just taken at the beginning of her long journey. confused

I did read your post. I took it exactly how it was written.

Yehbutnobut Mon 16-Dec-19 13:27:36

Here we go the photo wasn’t ‘staged’. She did get a seat but not for several hours, as the train company now admits. BUT she said she wasn’t upset and in fact it showed how many people were now using the trains.

Why do some people always fall for the worst that social media makes up?

Yehbutnobut Mon 16-Dec-19 13:30:09

Do the right thing GG13 and admit you got it wrong. That’s what Ug did when she was fooled into believing the boy on the floor of A&E was staged.

Respect to her for apologising.

elastic Mon 16-Dec-19 14:06:30

You there Grannygravy?

Yehbutnobut Mon 16-Dec-19 14:37:00

Shes’s having a lie down in a darkened room perhaps?

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Dec-19 15:14:51

I have been at the gym and then whent straight to my DILs.

I got "the train information" from GMB news this morning, if it is as you have said GMB has got it wrong, and I apologise for my post.

Yehbutnobut Mon 16-Dec-19 16:20:29

Accepted ??

elastic Mon 16-Dec-19 16:34:34

Is that Piers Morgan and that woman?! shock Stick to the BBC.

GrannyGravy13 Mon 16-Dec-19 16:45:17

I think it is rapidly reaching a point whereby anything you read/hear has to be checked more than Santa’s Naughty or Nice list.

micmc47 Thu 26-Dec-19 12:35:04

No problem with Greta, as I think she has the right idea, and I share her frustration with impotent, self-interested politicians. However, I object to the idea that being "eco-friendly" is something new. When I was her age plastic was little used, with glass, reuseable bottles for milk, orange juice and pop. Bottled water? What was that? Our shopping was packed in brown paper bags which we then cut up and used to cover our school books. Blue paper bags for sugar. Very little in the way of electrical devices in the home. Lots of stuff - tea, sugar, flour etc. sold loose. Few cars on the road. Yes, coal fires produced smogs, but we sorted that out. We didn't get everything right, but we did OK.

Winniewit Sat 28-Dec-19 21:35:35

Is the train photo the one were she is eating lunch from plastic containers?
I don't need some precosious kid telling me how to save the planet its not a new thing after all

Callistemon Sat 28-Dec-19 22:14:28


"Vegansk Salat" in a plastic container!
"Limpan" (Swedish bread) in a plastic bag
Another plastic box on edge of picture
A plastic bottle contajning some dangerous? liquid marked !
A non-recycleable cup

Surely not??
Is this a spoof?