In the past few months, I’ve enjoyed watching climate deniers, delayers, debaters and detractors squirm when prompted to respond to teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg. Their discomfort shouldn’t be surprising. She’s unfazed by the people who want her to step aside, quiet down and otherwise go away. And to those people, who are used to making people step aside, quiet down and go away, her unwillingness to budge on that matter is, I’m sure, frustrating.

I have no sympathy.

But Greta is also one of the most effective environmental activists of recent years, and the backlash to her is likely…

Ethan Freedman

Conservationist, storyteller, semi-professional Ira Glass impressionist.

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