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Student Climate Change Activist: “The world is ending? What are we studying for?”

Student Climate Change Activist: “The world is ending? What are we studying for?”

“it’s like some members of government and some corporations are actively pointing a gun to children’s futures”

https://youtu.be/XsF7xBxVb8M

During the same congressional hearing that featured Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg, lawmakers also heard from an American teenager named Jamie Margolin of Washington state.

She used the same type of doomsday rhetoric we’ve heard from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. According to Margolin, some of her peers are wondering why they should even complete their studies since the world is ending.

Here’s a transcript via Tim Hains of Real Clear Politics:

I already have underlying issues of anxiety. And it’s really hard to grow up in a world full of “ifs.” You know, I don’t think a lot of people in Congress understand the conversations that are happening in everyday American high schools, but we’re constantly asked, prepare for your future, study for your future, do this for your future, but our world is full of ifs.

I’ll be talking to my best friend and she says, “I want to see this natural place sometime — if it’s going to be around.” “I want to study to be this, if that’s still going to be a possibility.”

It’s just like this constant looming uncertainty and it’s this weird form of nihilism and weird just fear that’s been existing in my generation where kids are joking, “Like, what is even like the point? The world is ending? What are we studying for? What are we doing?”…

Right now it’s like some members of government and some corporations are actively pointing a gun to children’s futures. And actively making it worse, actively going out of their way to support corporations and poison us and destroy our future and that is horrifying and it feels like a betrayal.

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Can we follow this same line of logic on other issues? Like, why are we even talking about making college free if there’s no point in even studying? If the world is coming to an end, why are we bothering to do anything?

On a related note, the Competitive Enterprise Institute recently put together a list of failed doomsday predictions.

Sam Dorman reports at FOX News:

Doomsdays that didn’t happen: Think tank compiles decades’ worth of dire climate predictions

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently suggested Miami would disappear in “a few years” due to climate change. The United Nations is convening a “Climate Action Summit” next week. And climate activist Greta Thunberg is on Capitol Hill this week telling lawmakers they must act soon…

The conservative-leaning Competitive Enterprise Institute has put together a lengthy compilation of apocalyptic predictions dating back decades that did not come to pass, timed as Democratic presidential candidates and climate activists refocus attention on the issue…

An Associated Press headline from 1989 read “Rising seas could obliterate nations: U.N. officials.” The article detailed a U.N. environmental official warning that entire nations would be eliminated if the world failed to reverse warming by 2000.

Then there were the fears that the world would experience a never-ending “cooling trend in the Northern Hemisphere.” That claim came from an “international team of specialists” cited by The New York Times in 1978.

Just years prior, Time magazine echoed other media outlets in suggesting that “another ice age” was imminent. “Telltale signs are everywhere — from the unexpected persistence and thickness of pack ice in the waters around Iceland to the southward migration of a warmth-loving creature like the armadillo from the Midwest,” the magazine warned in 1974. The Guardian similarly warned in 1974 that “Space satellites show new Ice Age coming fast.”

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STUDENT, “Like, what is even like the point? The world is ending? What are we studying for? What are we doing?”

COLLEGE REGISTRAR & BURSAR, “You’re right. We’ll fill out your transcript right now with all A’s, and you agree to give us [full tuition price per semester times number of semesters]. It’s a pretty good deal as there’ll be no room & board charges. Also, if you’re willing to settle for all B’s, there’s a 5% discount.”

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to pfg. | September 19, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Variation.
    Bursar: Here’s your transcript. Go away. Make room for a student who is here for an education.

I have even better news for this little twit.

You’re gonna die sometime. And you can’t blame it on anybody.

It may be later today, or it may be in seventy years. But no matter; what’s the point in even getting out of bed if you’re going to end up buried in the same box in the foreseeable future?

And this lightweight fluff is at a Congressional hearing, huh? Sounds like too many people in Washington are overpaid.

    TX-rifraph in reply to tom_swift. | September 19, 2019 at 1:57 pm

    “Sounds like too many people in Washington are overpaid.”

    Sounds like too many people in Washington are Democrats.

      Waiting to see what the Republican-controlled Senate does today re: increasing the number of Indian H1-B visas to screw American STEM graduate students. This is war. Moscow would do us a HUGE favor by bombing the Capitol – with the Senate in session, and Trump out of town. What will it take to make our politicians fight for Americans – and not foreigners?

      There’s not a dimes nickels worth of difference in the democrats and the republicans.

    MajorWood in reply to tom_swift. | September 20, 2019 at 1:52 am

    If you live in the cascadia subduction zone, climate change isn’t a biggie. After WA state has snapped over to the west 30 ft, and dropped another 5, a possible 0.2 degree rise in the temp won’t really be that important.

    Maybe we can talk her into quitting school and moving to LOng Beach, WA, where she can hang out baristing until the big “oh snap” happens.

WOW, all the information at her fingertips and she to dim to research. This climate BS started in the 1820s it was at that time ice age but 1890’s it was overheating. again in the 20th century to becasme an ice age till 179 (see the 70s Time mag covers). ALGORE gave us overheating and done by 2016 the sea would be dead by the millennium. YEt not one of these low IQ knuckle dragging KOOL-AID drinker never mentions the only settled science the Milankovitch cycle. No liberal power grab religion or hubris will alter it in any way.

Of Global warming was real Banks would not be making 30 year mortgages, we would stop putting rebar in driveways, crosswalks would no longer need to be painted, you can throw away those old Christmas lights, send cancellations to your cable, electric, water and internet services, don’t worry about a new roof on the house, stop funding construction for colleges, lay off all the state design engineers and stop aging whiskey and let us all have it now.

Whatever happened to the admonition: “In conclusion, my friends, fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable” (Phil. 4:8 GNT).

This poor kid is living proof of what happens when fear is sewn, liberally, over the course of a lifetime. And this is what the fearmongers will reap – someone with no hope of a future, no ambition, etc. So very sad.

    Tom Servo in reply to MrE. | September 19, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    You’re thinking what I was thinking. These kids are like those who grow up in some apocalyptic doomsday cult, hearing from their earliest memory “THE EARTH WILL PERISH IN FLAME AND JUDGMENT!!!” from all of the adults the respect.

    Eventually, they just about all wake up and realize that the people they trusted have been lying to them all this time, but it takes a lot of years of nothing happening to get to that point.

      That’s the real “woke”, Tom. So shocking and painful to have a real eye-opening about malevolent leaders. And for those who have sewn fear and made mental / emotional prisoners of children? Isn’t there also an admonition about a “millstone” around the neck for all who harm “these little ones”?

Wow, homely and stupid. Sad.

I heard the same stupidity in the 1970’s, only then it was nuclear war (caused by the capitalist USA, of course) that was going to end the world. Nuclear Winter! We are all going to die.

TBF, the threat of nuclear war was much more real than global warming (or cooling).

Guess they never heard of the cold war. Where the kids in school practiced hiding under their desk in case of an attack and we watched the news to see bigger and bigger bombs tested along with intercontinental missiles.

THOSE missiles were definitely REAL and the destruction of the bombs was REAL. Not some made up fairy tale that the left has been lying about for over 60 years with absolutely NO proof.

So think again about how you had to face a future fraught with hazard and brought about by a failure of politics.

These climate alarmists just really tick me off with their lies and stupidity.

STUDENT, “Like, what is even like the point?
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Never heard that attitude during the 50s or early 60s when we were doing “duck and cover” preparing for Nuclear War or watching on TV as US military mobilized for war with USSR during Cuban Missile crisis. I’m not sure that the psychological damage being done to the “Snowflake” generation is reversible. Seems to me, the whole history of the species “Homo” has been to suck it up and push ahead in the face of adversity; now it’s give up when confronted with a fake crisis.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to SHV. | September 19, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    The America willow the 1950s and early 1960s was “America: yes!”, not “America: we’re sorry”.

I am a child of the 1960’s, and I fell for the similarly pervasive argument of the times that we were all going to die in a nuclear war, and pretty damn soon too. So, I tuned in, turned on, and dropped out.
One day I realized that I was approaching 30 and the world showed no signs of ending, so I had to scramble around and get a job…..

It’s incredible how stupid I got between 20 and 30 years old. At 20, I knew it all, just ask me, I would have told you. All the confidence in the world.

I’m glad my parents got to live long enough for me to apologize for my know it all times.

Anything to get out of homework!

“I am a child of the 1960’s, and I fell for the similarly pervasive argument of the times that we were all going to die in a nuclear war,”
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From memory, there was a distinct change in attitude after 1962, before that, my generation, my parents, grandparents all had the “suck it up” and deal with it attitude. I guess for my grand parents generation, the life expectancy was 48-50, 30% of yearly deaths were children under age of 5 years, 500,000 people died of influenza in 1918, etc,. etc..parents Great Depression, etc., there was no need to manufacture fake existential life crisis, reality was enough.

    walls in reply to SHV. | September 19, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    LOL … I vividly remember those “duck and cover” commercials with that turtle … and that catchy jingle.

      Even in the first or second grade, with fairly regular TV reports of nuclear weapons testing, I was skeptical that crawling under a wooden school desk and putting my arms over my head would provide protection from the blast. Especially living at ground Zero, Washington D.C.!

        Barry in reply to SHV. | September 19, 2019 at 9:40 pm

        I remember around 1960 when I would have been 7, my dad taking me with him to look at a bomb shelter – a concrete structure buried in a whole in your backyard.

        I also remember that afternoon, dad telling mom if that was how the next 5 years were going to be – well no. Better to just glow in the dark.

I started hearing the doomsday comments in the 1970s about global overpopulation and everyone starving if we don’t stop having children immediately. Then global cooling was going to send us into extinction with a new ice age. Next up, after Al Gore inventing the internet, was Al Gore’s global warming get rich quick scheme. In each case the solution to the problem was to give more money to politicians, and cede more personal freedoms to national and international governments. Will someone please tell me how government can solve anything?

“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” — H. R. Mencken

“Right now it’s like some members of government and some corporations are actively pointing a gun to children’s futures. And actively making it worse, actively going out of their way to support corporations and poison us and destroy our future and that is horrifying and it feels like a betrayal.”

If you actually believed that were true, then you’d feel justified to do anything, anything at all to prevent it. Wouldn’t you? Is there anything, anything at all, that you wouldn’t do?

‘You are prepared to give your lives?’

‘Yes.’

‘You are prepared to commit murder?’

‘Yes.’

‘To commit acts of sabotage which may cause the death of hundreds of innocent people?’

‘Yes.’

‘To betray your country to foreign powers?’

‘Yes.’

‘You are prepared to cheat, to forge, to blackmail, to corrupt the minds of children, to distribute habit-forming drugs, to encourage prostitution, to disseminate venereal diseases — to do anything which is likely to cause demoralization and weaken the power of the Party?’

‘Yes.’

‘If, for example, it would somehow serve our interests to throw sulphuric acid in a child’s face — are you prepared to do that?’

‘Yes.’

I have a moral obligation to not get my climate science info from vicious climate activists or the children they chronically abuse, torture, and then exploit.

The polar bears are doing just fine.

https://polarbearscience.com/

As is the ****ing earth. We are not ruining the planet. Can somebody please pull the scared children out of the dark closet where the activists are telling them monster stories?

    Suppose the climate were changing and BUT it was not man made. OR it is man made but it was not reversible… these clowns aren’t really buying their own schtick, because everything they pitch is all about one thing: control. Nothing to do with preparing for actual outcomes, ONLY the control.

    They aren’t concerned with any outcome, they are concerned with control.

      Lester in reply to Andy. | September 20, 2019 at 8:21 am

      and ultimately whe nothing comes near their predicted outcomes they will jump up and shout “WE SAVED THE WORLD”.

      their lives are empty of meaning and relevance so they pick safe causes to make themselves feel better about their joyless, empty existence. Easy causes they can claim victory on, pat themselves on the back, and pass out hero badges. they shy from real evil, it’s too dangerous and they can’t create chants and slogans.

The Holy Bible, and in particular the book of Revelations, nor the Torah/Talmud for that matter, does not say that the world will end because of “Global Warming”.

But then, what do atheists and the Science of Climate Change care about God in the least anyway…? So, no wonder young people are so susceptible to the fear-mongering of climate frauds and the always disingenuous Left.

If these snowflakes are so stressed about all these apocalyptic predictions, they just need to look to the failed predictions of the past, and emulate the suckers who fell for those scams. Like Jonestown, or the Hale-Bopp morons, or any number of countless examples going back as far as history records. The world would be a better place if they did.

In theory, you’re studying to discern facts and truth, justice and social justice, character and color (“diversity”) judgments, life and abortion, forecast and prediction… nay, prophecy, and a not so nuanced separation of logical domains. You’re studying to a be a productive member of society in the near (“scientific”) domain, for the People and our Posterity (“duck dynasties”).

Over at WZ is an article where a dem says those who don’t buy this man made global warming theory have low IQs and are less rational.

When my daughter was in high school in the 1980s,some of her classmates said it didn’t make any difference what they did because nuclear war was going to kill everyone anyway. They made very little effort with schoolwork, sports, or any other activity.

It was criminal for adults to convince them of this. It blighted their lives.

I was a child during World War 2. There were children in my school who had been evacuated from England; there was a boy who was at Pearl Harbor the day it was bombed. I knew that there was a possibility something very bad could happen to me, but I also felt sure it probably wouldn’t. The adults in my life were reassuring. I think that nowadays many adults deliberately scare kids so they will support the adults’ agenda. They don’t care what they are doing to the kids’ mental health.

You’re right. It’s over. Go home and drink the kool-aid with your friends.

why would any rational person waste the brain time listening to such an ignorant twit?–and yet she does echo the perfect leftist narrative–” it’s so hopeless. i can’t do anything about the impending end of the world. i can’t muster the drive to improve myself, my situation, my country, the world. so why even try? “–just pathetic and the perfect victim for all the leftist bullshit being sold as feminism/climate crisis/bds/diversity, etc.

Why the F are USA tax payers PAYING for these imbecilic children to ‘testify before congress’ IN THE FIRST PLACR?!

What a waste of $$$$ and time all in the name of far left propaganda.

Sheeeesh

with a face like that this is a good way to get attention.
she should sue her parents

With so many, especially our high school and college youth/students, it never stops amazing me how little most people know about science, how research/peer review system is conducted, the process of proving or disproving a hypothesis, or so many other things in science, function. Time and again I see emotional thinking declared as rational, logical thought. I constantly see reasoning along the lines of “If I prove that fish use gills to breath, then it must be true that there are 87 genders, that the moon orbits the sun, and that Cherry Garcia is the best tasting ice cream.”
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Given this ubiquitous and profound ignorance of science and scientific principles, it is even more amazing how so many have such powerful, unshakable opinions about such things as anthropogenic catastrophic global warming. Few, if any, are capable of articulating any real argument concerning this cause and even fewer seem to understand such simple and basic ideas as CO2 being a minor greenhouse gas (water vapor is responsible for up well over 90% of the effect). Instead, most blindly accept and believe whatever they read in the news media. Indeed, most are so ignorant they fail to even understand that none of the correct questions are being discussed. Important questions include what is the “safe” concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere and how is “safe” defined (for without this definition there will never be a defined endpoint so how will anyone ever know if we achieve our goals), what is the cost of doing nothing as opposed to the cost of trying to “fix” the environment (because many estimates to “fix” the environment would cost more than all the money in the world thus making it cheaper to focus on adapting [assuming more CO2 is actually a bad thing that alters the environment]), or even simple issues such as to the relative benefit good or bad consequences of an increased atmospheric CO2 concentration or a warmer planet (since humanity has always thrived in warmer periods and suffered during cooler ones), are simply ignored because few recognize how these are the real questions that demand being asked.
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How bad is this ignorance and arrogance among those pushing so very hard on global warming? I and some of my colleagues have experienced freshmen, such as those in my Introductory Chemistry class, have actually stated how they considered us to be terrible, incompetent chemists because we do not outright embrace the global warming paranoia. Joseph Heller could not make up anything so absurd.

Given how all the dire predictions made for the last 40+ years have been wrong, what makes them think these latest ones will come true?

Also, if Climate Change is really a problem that is that threatening then why won’t the scientists who have the data that proves it share that data and the programing that worked with that data with the world?

Michael Mann has lost a court case because he won’t share his data or the programming so one wonders what is he hiding that he won’t share that? There can be arrangements made to protect his rights to that data. It’s done all the time so as to have outside technicians check a company’s prototypes and calculations to make sure there’s been no mistakes made that would be costly.

Yet he kept it secret rather than reveal it and win his court case.

Things that make you go; HMMMMM

And then get back in the big jet and fly home.

You have to feel sorry for these kids. For every day of their lives, they have be lied to by the media, their Communist teachers, everyone within the popular culture, and every person of authority. They wouldn’t know truth or facts if they landed on their heads.

As it was said above… All the BS about saving the world is NOT about saving the world…..It’s about the dims/libs controlling the way we live our lives, nothing more, nothing less.

“The world is ending? What are we studying for?”

That un educated useful tool is in for the surprise of her life,as the world continues on and on and she realizes she has be used.

This is a college sophomore b.s. session over beer. Why is Congress wasting it’s time scheduling college sophomore b.s. sessions.

I don’t want to hear one more word about how hard Congress works.

Poor thing ,,, she must be a Vapor ,,, but I thought it only affected their lungs and not their brain !!!

I wonder if any of these “smart” kids have read the history of the false doomsday forecasts in their short lifespans.
It has become clear to me how dictators like Hitler were able to
convince the German young people to follow him. Same goes for other dictators. This is scary to say the least.

We are passed a number of “tipping points” so, yes
EMBRACE THE HORROR

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