French billionaire attacks climate activist Greta Thunberg


This 27 August 2019 Canadian TV video says about itself:

Greta Thunberg delivers speech at Montreal climate change rally

The 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist is leading the climate march in Montreal.

From the (conservative) Daily Mail in England, 28 September 2019:

The teen activist on Friday led a 500,000-strong climate march in Montreal [in Canada] …

French business magnate Bernard Arnault, 70,

Arnault recently became a lot richer by tax cuts for the rich by right-wing, and not really pro-environment, and not really pro-environment people, French President Macron.

Arnault, France’s richest man, says ‘I don’t like women who try to dress too young’.

has described climate activist Greta Thunberg as ‘demoralising for young people‘.

The billionaire Chief Executive of LVMH made the comments while speaking at his luxury giant LVMH’s sustainability event earlier this week. …

Arnault’s giant group boasts Fendi, Christian Dior and Givenchy among its brands. …

The teen activist has become a symbol for climate change action and on Friday led a mass march in Montreal that was part of a second global wave of protests in cities around the world and saw half a million people turn out for the event.

Hundreds of thousands of people in Italy, Australia, Spain, New Zealand and other countries took part in the ‘Fridays for Future’ protests to demand immediate action on climate change.

So, after billionaire Donald Trump and the media of billionaire Rupert Murdoch attacking Greta Thunberg, now this French billionaire. While in Belgium the climate science denialist extreme right calls for killing pro-climate activist girls and for ‘killing all Jews’.

Bernard Arnault could surpass Jeff Bezos to become the world’s richest person: here.

Greta Thunberg hanged in effigy

From the (right-wing) Daily Mail in Britain, 7 October 2019:

Italian authorities investigate effigy of Greta Thunberg hanging by a NOOSE from a bridge in Rome

Italian authorities have opened an investigation after effigy was found Monday
Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi expressed her solidarity with Ms Thunberg today
Swedish activist hit headlines after a blistering speech at the UN last month
Hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren have supported her climate strike

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Q&A: How Vietnam went from Zero to Hero in Developing Solar Projects and What Other Countries Can Do for Climate Change. By Samira Sadeque.

Misogyny against Thunberg, Belgian Anuna De Wever: here.

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  4. The climate kids are under attack!

    New investigations just revealed that powerful networks of climate change deniers and far-right figures have gone into overdrive spreading toxic smears about the brave young people who inspired millions of us to march.

    From suggesting they’re puppets bankrolled by billionaires to claiming they’re “brainwashed” and “abused” — people everywhere are being bombarded with disinformation about these courageous kids. It’s just one example of how the far right is using social media to drown out the voices of those who speak truth to power, and spread their lies to citizens everywhere.

    But, we’ve found an *AWESOME* way to fight back…

    A small Avaaz investigative team in Europe uncovered disinformation networks that generated 3 BILLION views in just a year. We splashed it all over the media, reported it to Facebook, and within days, they took it down! This was just six countries in Europe — now we need to roll this out across the globe!

    If we all chip in now, we can launch urgent investigations into the biggest disinformation networks that are spreading lies and hate on everything from climate change to refugees. Our movement is a leading force in the global fight against these toxic lies — and if we raise enough, we can scale up the team, and get to work right away!

    Hundreds of millions of citizens from Brazil to the Philippines, the US to Italy are being bombarded with far-right fake news spread on Facebook, Youtube, and WhatsApp. The best way to stop them is to investigate the vast networks pumping out coordinated disinformation and get them taken down.

    The latest attacks on the climate movement and science are straight from the far-right disinformation playbook. 97% of climate scientists agree that climate change is real and humans are causing it. But right now trolls are hijacking the facts — and smearing those who tell the truth most powerfully!

    With hope, love and determination,

    Marigona, Bert, Sofia, Christoph, Camille, Francesco, Flora and the rest of the Avaaz team

    Teenage Girls Are Leading The Climate Movement — And Getting Attacked For It (Buzzfeed news)
    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/zahrahirji/greta-thunberg-climate-teen-activist-harassment

    Hoaxes about Greta Thunberg go after her family, image and activism. But why? (Poynter)
    https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2019/hoaxes-about-greta-thunberg-go-after-her-family-image-and-activism-but-why/

    Right-wing media launch unhinged attacks after climate strikes (Media Matters)
    https://www.mediamatters.org/dinesh-dsouza/right-wing-media-launch-unhinged-attacks-greta-thunberg

    Attacks on Greta Thunberg Come from a Coordinated Network of Climate Change Deniers (Teen Vogue)
    https://www.teenvogue.com/story/attacks-greta-thunberg-climate-deniers

    Climate deniers get more media play than scientists: study (France 24)
    https://www.france24.com/en/20190813-climate-deniers-get-more-media-play-than-scientists-study

    Far-right Facebook groups ‘spreading hate to millions in Europe’ (The Guardian)
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/22/far-right-facebook-groups-spreading-hate-to-millions-in-europe

    Landmark UN report warns sea levels will rise faster than projected by 2100 (CNN)
    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/25/world/un-ipcc-report-oceans-and-ice-climate-change/index.html

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