Jeremy Clarkson Slams Greta Thunberg, “Having A Meltdown Isn’t Going To Help"

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As you already know from the fracas that brought an end to Top Gear as we know it, Jeremy Clarkson is a controversial bloke with a big mouth and outspoken character. Now that The Grand Tour is off the air in preparation for the fourth season, it doesn’t come as a surprise the 59-year-old British journalist took a jab at the climate activist of the moment.
Greta Thunberg became an Internet sensation on Monday, September 23rd for chastizing world leaders at the Climate Action Summit in New York, an event where United Nations officials participated with the target to prevent global warming, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and support people most vulnerable to man-made climate change. Widely covered by the media, the Swedish activist didn’t point the finger at certain individuals for not taking a stance but put all of the older folks together in the same boiling pot.

Generalization is the first thing that Greta should understand when making an argument, a trap that many people tend to fall into. “All you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth,” is how the 16-year-old sums up the greed of the world’s leaders, and even though she has a point, the people have a stronger argument to make by voting. When that doesn’t work, protesting is another means of taking action.

To quote a famous scene from the hit HBO miniseries Chernobyl, the speech Greta gave on Monday is not great, but not terrible either. While teens her age are more interested in fashion trends and what an A-lister posts on Instagram, miss Thunberg is trying to make a change in her own way.

“If you’re going to lay into my generation, you must accept it when I lay into you and yours,” said Jeremy Clarkson in his most recent opinion in The Sun. To make a long story short, the man known for shouting while driving cars sideways is trying to explain how older generations made possible the live-saving pills, tap water, surgical procedures, pest-resistant crops, and other things many people take for granted these days.

“So how dare you stand there and lecture us, you spoilt brat,” he added. Before taking sides, it’s best to highlight that JC agrees that the world is heating up. He’s even willing to agree with Greta that man has something to do with the climate changes we’re seeing on the news, edging closer to home. “Many thousands of people who you had the temerity to blame this week are trying to do exactly what you want,” concluded Jeremy.

The moral of this story is simple. Accusing the masses without taking action is one thing, researching alternatives to fossil fuel and heading out there to clean the plastic in the seas with limited resources and manpower are different affairs altogether.

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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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