Ben Fordham criticizes Greta Thunberg for claiming that climate change will ‘annihilate humanity’ by 2023
Greta Thunberg has been criticized by Ben Fordham for deleting a 2018 tweet that warned that climate change would “annihilate humanity” by 2023.
The breakfast presenter on radio station 2GB talked about the Swedish climate activist on his show this morning.
“You tried to scare the kids with your doomsday predictions and now you just hit delete,” he said.
Thunberg (pictured) tweeted a gritpost.com article (below) detailing Harvard University professor James Anderson’s warning that humanity would cease to exist if the use of fossil fuels did not stop within five years .
In 2018, Ms. Thunberg tweeted a gritpost.com article detailing Harvard University professor James Anderson’s warning that humanity would cease to exist if the use of fossil fuels was not stopped within five years.
Thunberg’s now-deleted post read: “Leading climate scientist warns that climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels within the next five years.”
The article on gritpost.com, whose website no longer exists, quoted Anderson, an expert in atmospheric chemistry, who argued that there would be “basically no” ice left in the Arctic by 2022.
It’s not known when exactly the tweet was removed, but it was captured by the Internet’s Wayback Machine archive last week on March 7, just before 10 p.m.
Fordham told listeners: “Just remember: Greta Thunberg was pounding the desk and crying and telling us we should be ashamed of ourselves, but now she just hit delete on the tweet.”
“One minute it’s the end of the world and the next minute the tweet is gone, gone.”
Fordham shared a sample of Miss Thunberg’s infamous “how dare you” speech to world leaders in 2019, adding: “Yes, how dare you, Greta.”
The WayBack Machine also captured some of the responses to Thunberg five years after the tweet.
One user asked: ‘It’s been five years GT, what’s up?’
Another wrote: ‘Is this the afterlife? I thought it would be… better.
A third wrote: ‘Why are we still here?’
Many high-profile conservatives have been quick to mock the environmentalist for the apparent mistake, something Thunberg has come across before after clashes with Andrew Tate and Donald Trump.
Charlie Kirk, the founder of the right-wing group Turning Point USA, tweeted: ‘One of the best headlines of the year so far…’ Greta Thunberg deletes 2018 tweet saying world will end in 2023 after world didn’t I finished'”.
Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza also tweeted: “Climate radical Greta Thunberg caught red-handed: delete 2018 tweet saying world will end without action by 2023.”
However, the article in question does not say that humanity will be wiped out in five years, nor does it quote Anderson as saying this.
Despite this, other users questioned other aspects of the article’s argument.
Harvard’s James Anderson was quoted by the gritpost.com article as saying, “The chance of permafrost remaining in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero.”
Fordham attacked Miss Thunberg and said, ‘How dare you, Greta?’
While the amount of ice in the Arctic has declined dramatically in recent years—about 595,000 square miles (1.54 million square kilometers) less than average in the years between 2010 and 2018—Anderson’s prediction doesn’t hold true. has fulfilled.
Thunberg has yet to provide an explanation as to why she removed the tweet.
This is not the first time Thunberg has caused a stir on Twitter.
Last year, before his arrest in Romania, controversial influencer Andrew Tate shared a photo of himself fueling up his Bugatti supercar and taunting Thunberg into sending him an email address so he could detail the “huge emissions”. that they threw their high-performance cars. .
He wrote: ‘Hello Greta Thunberg. I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad-turbo. My TWO competitive Ferrari 812s have 6.5L v12s. This is just the beginning. Please provide your email address so I can send you a complete list of my car collection and its huge emissions,” the social media star boasted.
Thunberg then delivered a brutal response in a tweet that read: ‘Yes please enlighten me. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.’
The witty response from the activists caused a storm on social media and went viral in a matter of minutes.
The article in question does not say that humanity will be wiped out in five years, nor does it quote Anderson as saying this, despite the backlash from Twitter. Pictured: Smoke billowing from the chimneys at Ratcliffe at Soar Power Station near Nottingham