Social media users claim that The Simpsons predicted the emergence of teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg, pointing out that she is strikingly similar to Lisa Simpson.
On Monday, 16-year-old Greta gave a passionate speech to world leaders at the UN climate summit, in which she gave a lecture on the need for major policy change to save the environment and embarrassed those leaders for not doing it anymore.
Fans of The Simpsons have since quickly pointed out that the eight-year-old Lisa Simpson has given similar speeches and has called for the same change in the course of the 30-year broadcast of the animated show.
In the news: Greta Thunberg  makes headlines for her protests against climate change and spoke to the United Nations Climate Summit on 23 September
Animated lawyer: In the meantime, Lisa Simpson has been advocating the environment at The Simpsons for decades
Twinning: fans say that The Simpsons have predicted the existence of Greta and that Greta is a real Lisa
Greta has organized several protests for action against climate change and addressed the UN conference on climate change 2018 for her speech at the organization's Climate Action Summit this week.
& # 39; People suffer. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are at the start of a massive extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales about eternal economic growth. How dare you! & # 39; she said at the top.
& # 39; Science has been crystal clear for more than 30 years. How dare you look further away and come here to say that you are doing enough, while the necessary politics and solutions are nowhere to be found & she continued.
If LadBible points out that Greta seems to have a speech that Lisa gave to classmates in an episode of the show in 2009.
In the scene, she and her classmates depict what their city Springfield will look like in 2050 when Lisa sounds, and read that Springfield will not even exist in 2050 due to climate change.
Life that imitates art! Fans of the show point out the similarities on social media
& # 39; With the greenhouse effect that traps CO2 in our toxic atmosphere, our overheated oceans will rise, our lowlands drown and what remains of frying humanity in deserts that once fed the world & # 39; classmates.
It was hardly the first time that Lisa shared her passion for the environment. She has been a vegetarian during the course of the series and has also called for recycling, conservation of natural resources and support for other environmental initiatives.
She has also taught politicians before. Back in the episode & # 39; Mr. Lisa goes to Washington & # 39 ;, she gives a speech about corruption in Congress.
And fans can't help but be struck by how much Greta seems to be taking a page from Lisa Simpson's playbook.
& # 39; Greta Thunberg is a real Lisa Simpson and I respect that, & # 39; tweeted one.
& # 39; Greta Thunberg radiates great energy from Lisa Simpson, & # 39; tweeted another, while a third wrote: & # 39; Greta Thunberg is actually a rain from Lisa Simpson. & # 39;
Spot-on! The show has a history of & # 39; predictions & # 39; that come true – and predicted a Donald Trump presidency in a 2000 episode
Uncanny: In the episode Lisa is president and refers to her predecessor, Trump – who has appeared on the show as president since the 2016 elections
In addition to dozens of Simpsons fans who tweet about it, thousands support the idea reddit.
The Simpsons are credited with predicting countless world events, including the presidency of Donald Trump.
In a 2000 episode called & # 39; Bart to the Future & # 39 ;, the show looks forward to a future in which Lisa is president of the United States.
At a cabinet meeting, she said: & # 39; We have inherited President Trump's budget crisis quite well. & # 39;
When Trump was elected 16 years later, writer Dan Greaney told the Hollywood reporter: & # 39; It was a warning for America. That just seemed like the logical last stop before he hit the bottom. It was set up because it was consistent with the vision that America would go mad. & # 39;
And maker Matt Groening told The Guardian: & # 39; We predicted that he would become president in 2000 – but [Trump] was of course the most absurd place name joke name we could think of at the time, and that is still true. It is beyond satire. & # 39;
Spooky: Previously, the episode predicted & # 39; $ pringfield & # 39; from 1993 the moment Roy Horn of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy was pulled by one of the performing tigers
Looking to the future: German magicians named Gunter and Ernst are in the middle of a routine when one of their tigers attacks. In 2003, Roy was attacked on stage
Previously, the episode predicted & # 39; $ pringfield & # 39; from 1993 the moment that Roy Horn of the Las Vegas duo Siegfried and Roy was beaten by one of the performing tigers.
In the episode, German magicians Gunter and Ernst perform in a casino and are in the middle of a routine when one of their tigers attacks them.
Ten years later, in 2003, the real Roy was attacked on stage by a white Bengal tiger. The demolition, which nearly killed him, was big news and ended the couple's show.
Roy suffered severe blood loss and was partially paralyzed.
See what awaits us: in 2017, Disney announced a deal that it had acquired 21st Century Fox – and the Simpsons had made a joke about the takeover in a 1998 episode
Ra ra ooh la la! In a 2012 episode, a Gaga lookalike performs in Springfield, suspended in the air in a bodysuit and high boots – just like the real Lady Gaga in the Super Bowl 2017
In 2017, Disney announced a deal that it had acquired 21st Century Fox, a $ 71.3 billion merger that was completed earlier this year.
Funny enough, in a 1998 episode, the Simpsons had made a joke about the takeover. Homer is in the studio for the then 20th Century Fox when he sees a sign for the company at the bottom: & # 39; A Division of Walt Disney Co. & # 39;
Another prediction that came out in 2017 was the Lady Gaga Super Bowl rest.
In a 2012 episode, a Gaga lookalike performs in Springfield, suspended in the air in a bodysuit and high boots.
Five years later, the real Gaga was hung above the NRG stadium in Houston, Texas, in a similar outfit.
US! The episode Boy Meets Curl from 2010, which was able to predict fairly accurately that the men's curling team of Team USA would beat Sweden at the Olympic Games
Yikes! In a 1990 episode, residents of Springfield recall the statue of David by Michelangelo because he is obscene. Russian demonstrators actually did this in 2016
Then there was the Boy Meets Curl episode from 2010, which was able to predict fairly accurately that the men's curling team of Team USA would beat Sweden at the Olympic Games.
In the episode, Marge and Homer compete in the US mixed double-curling team at the Vancouver Olympics, which win miraculously.
In 2018, the American curling team even beat Sweden during the Winter Games in PyeongChang.
In a glimpse of a prediction, the 1990 episode Itchy and Scratchy and Marge let the residents of Springfield call that the statue of David by Michelangelo is mentioned because he is obscene in his nakedness.
If Business insider points out that Russian protesters had the same issue with the statue in July 2016 when a specimen was established in St. Petersburg.
Also returning to the early 90s, a 1991 episode showed The Beatles' Ringo Starr that responded to decades-old fan mail.
More than 20 years later in September 2013, two British Beatles fans received a letter from Paul McCartney in response to a letter they had sent 50 years earlier.
Crazy! In a 1991 episode, Ringo Starr responded to decades-old fan mail. In 2013, two Beatles fans received a letter from Paul McCartney in response to one they had sent 50 years earlier
Math fun! One of the most shocking examples must be Homer & # 39; s near-prediction for the mass comparison of the Higgs boson particle
However, one of the more shocking examples of life that imitates art must be Homer's prediction for the mass comparison of the Higgs boson particle, also known as the & # 39; God particle & # 39 ;.
Homer wrote on a blackboard in the episode & # 39; The Wizard of Evergreen Terrace & # 39; from 1998 and physicist Dr. Simon Singh told The Independent that it is actually quite accurate – although scientists only discovered the evidence of the Higgs boson in 2013,
& # 39; If you work it out [the comparison], you get the mass of a Higgs boson that is just a little larger than the nanomass of a Higgs boson, & # 39; he said.
Despite all correct & # 39; predictions & # 39; over the years, writer Al Jean insisted that they were just coincidences, and notes that in decades of content some jokes no doubt become reality.
& # 39; If you make enough predictions, 10 percent will be right & # 39 ;, he told Radio 1 Newsbeat.
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