Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Hooray!: Brainwashed 17-year-old wins a trip to Rio for three-minute speech where she suggests that trace amounts of CO2 may cause her to not have a future

17-year-old tells world leaders to step up, give her a future | Grist

If you had just a few minutes to address world leaders — to give the ultimate “My Fellow Earthlings” speech — what would you say? That was essentially the question behind A Date With History, a challenge sponsored by the climate campaign Tcktcktck, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Climate Nexus. They invited anyone between the ages of 13 and 30 to write a speech addressing the attendees of the Earth Summit in Rio next month.

Tell the bigwigs about what kind of future you want, they said. The best speechifier will win a trip to Rio — and possibly a chance to address the gathering in person.

The videos streamed in from the far corners of the planet. The web-surfing public narrowed the field to 22. And a star-studded jury including Leonardo DiCaprio and Daryl Hannah picked the winner.

Her name is Brittany Trilford. She’s 17, from Wellington, New Zealand, and yeah, she’s got some things to say to the folks who are in charge — about broken promises, about the consequences of corporate and government actions, and about what we could learn from nature about how to run the planet. 

No word yet on whether she’ll get any air time at the summit, but the speech is worth watching. The killer line: “What kind of a future do I want? Frankly, I’d just be happy to have a future — to have that guaranteed — because right now, it’s not.”


JS said...

Added to my list of examples of children made anxious or frightened by climate alarm: http://climatelessons.blogspot.co.uk/p/climate-anxiety-reports-of-frightened.html
Climate extremists target the young with fearful stories to make more climate activists, and that is one of the least forgivable aspects of their malevolent campaigning on the climate bandwagon.

paulhogan said...

Poor brainless girl.

Anonymous said...

This is just a further indication that the AGW scam is just 'progressive' politics applied to the weather. The Donks' playbook is to roll out a parade of sob sisters in order to affect public opinion. This girl is basically the Sandra Fluck of Cap & Tax.