Climate change activist Greta Thurnberg accused world leaders of stealing her childhood at a UN Climate Summit last week

Autopsy

(for Greta Thunberg)

Let surgical saw and a team of scalpels strip naked
the entrails of their hatred.
These are people who if they haven’t been fired
for lying, or don’t live mostly on gin,
at the very least can’t perform
basic bodily functions
without the help of nuclear strength coffee
and the kind of plunger traditionally used
to clear the pipes of obstreperous kitchen sinks.
Journalists whose greatest life achievement
is once being inappropriately groped
by a former Secretary of State for Defence.
People so sad, when the machine stops beeping,
their adult children will rush to book
foreign holidays to dodge the ew
of having to attend their funerals.
And what really gets the acid
of their compromise-times-failure multiplied
rising is your implacable yes
to that thing called tomorrow.

Kevin Higgins

Pic: Getty

20 thoughts on “Climate Of Mistrust

  1. Choom Lives

    Using children as a human shield to protect your false climate dogma – so desperate.

    Using Kevin Higgins as an advocate for using children as a human shield to protect your false climate dogma – so predictable.

    And lame.

    Very very lame.

    1. Peadar

      “False climate dogma”?

      Wow! It’s amazing to have such a respected climatologist as Choom Lives right here on the Broadsheet comment section!

        1. Nigel

          Haha, what a comprehensive, broad-ranging, in depth review of the development of the science examining climate change over the last fifty years!

          1. Nigel

            ‘Climate change denialism, much of it funded by the oil and petroleum industry, will delay action on climate change as long as they possibly can, making it increasingly more expensive and difficult to implement.’

  2. Tea And Brexits

    “Journalists whose greatest life achievement
    is once being inappropriately groped
    by a former Secretary of State for Defence.”

    It’s like Heaney is in the room with you, isn’t it?

    Poor choice of picture BS – feeding the trolls with emotional fodder again.

  3. Nigel

    I have been critical of Kevin’s poetry before, but in this case I think he could have gone a bit harder on them.

  4. liam

    And how did she get home? If not by plane

    Strange how the powers at be refuse to put massive carbon taxes on jet fuel considering air travel and cargo is a massive producer of carbon pollution or is it part of a tax scam or are the powers at be colluding with those who wish to destroy our planet?
    Its evident she is being used if this is the case like an Oxfam poster for the hunger industry
    It was rather disturbing watching her
    Now wait for our budget
    The biggest scam of the century

  5. DOC

    Not the most flattering picture of Greta
    Poor Lamb
    Lamb to the slaughter
    Jeremy Clarkson said the only reason she is there is to travel and she does not have to go to School….

    1. Rob_G

      Jeremy Clarkson once punched a colleague because he didn’t like the food he was given, so I am not sure how much I trust his judgement on things generally.

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