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My absolute favorite thing about Greta Thunberg is that she rejects lefty politicians' smarmy, Disney-fied celebrations of her pluck & courage with the exact same anger she brings to the right's denial.
My other favorite thing about Greta's approach (maybe this is more controversial) is that she refuses to back any particular policy or solution. Her opponents would leap on that immediately to distract from her message, which is rightly & stubbornly focused on the crisis itself.
Her power is her lack of baggage -- no personal history, no political affiliations, no possible ulterior motive. It traps her opponents with nowhere to go. They have to face the science. And they really, really don't want to face the science.
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