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From Vice:

Why I Quit Being a Climate Activist
The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away.
By Karin Louise Hermes
Feb 6 2020,

I FEEL TIRED WHEN MY STORIES ARE USED FOR INSPIRATION, BUT I‘M NOT WANTED IN THE ROOM FOR NEGOTIATIONS.

In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan battered Southeast Asia, killing 6,300 people in the Philippines alone. … My aunt, like many women in the Philippines—a country made up of 7,000 islands—can’t swim. She, my uncle, and cousin were missing or presumed dead.

We only found out they survived after three grief-ridden days …

As a climate activist in Berlin, I felt required to tell my Filipino family’s experience during speeches and rallies because this form of “storytelling” was the only thing that would move a mostly white European audience to an emotional response of climate urgency—even though it was exhausting telling the story, especially since any mention of hurricanes in the news gives me anxiety.

I would hear “great speech,” “so emotional when your voice cracked.”

But after a while I realized I would only be called upon when climate organizations needed an inspiring story or a “diverse” voice, contacts for a campaign, or to participate in a workshop for “fun” when everyone else on the (all-white) project was getting paid.

Whenever I would question the whiteness of these spaces and how strategies didn’t take race into account, I would be met with uncomfortable silences. …

So I decided not to be there anymore. … I stopped talking to people who didn’t relate, including friends who were telling me to come join them now that the marches were becoming more popular. I was also in bed sick a lot. I stayed at home from climate marches telling people my knee was injured and kept to myself, needing to regain all the energy I had put into organizing….

At the same time, because I am Filipino-German and look ethnically ambiguous, it’s hard for me to emphasize the urgency or danger of climate activism as a Filipina—I am German too after all. …

When I voiced my exasperation on Twitter, Jefferson Estela, a 21-year-old activist with Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines, replied, “People are expecting us to do so many things, but when we ask for support no one hears us. White activists can protest whenever they want because they have homes, jobs, a huge amount of freedom of expression. BELIEVE ME, WE WANT TO DO BIG THINGS, but what’s stopping us? A future and life that is at risk.”

Climate activism in Germany is mainstream thanks to the longevity and popularity of the German Green Party, which was formed in 1980. But generally the German climate movement is a white space, where there is little awareness of global inequality in the climate crisis.

… Sometimes it’s being asked time and again what whiteness, capitalism, and inequality have to do with climate change.

… If “Green” policies fail to consider anti-racism and migrant rights, how is any person of colour supposed to feel voting for them or organizing in the same spaces?

Fortunately, there is now a growing BIPOC Environmental & Climate Justice Collective in Berlin, where we share these experiences of being silenced or tokenized and work together on how to link anti-racism and inequality in climate justice.

As Sherwood-O’Regan said, “As we grow and climate change becomes a harsher reality, privileged activists need to learn to de-centre themselves and meaningfully support Indigenous, disabled, queer, global south, POC, and other marginalized people who are on the frontlines of climate change.”

We need to feel respected and feel valued in our climate activism. Until the rest of the movement understands that our stories may also provide solutions, I am sharing my activism on my own terms.

Karin Louise Hermes has lived in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i, and the Philippines. She is currently a PhD Candidate in American Studies based in Berlin, Germany. Follow her on Twitter.

And then another article asking why Nordic dwarf Greta Thunberg is the face of Climate Change instead of, well, to pick a random example … me!

The Climate Movement Needs to Make Teens of Colour Feel More Welcome

When I joined the climate movement, I thought there would be swaths of students of colour like me. That wasn’t the case.

By Cynthia Leung; as told to Izzie Ramirez
Sep 20 2019,

CYNTHIA LEUNG SAYS SHE NOTICED A LACK OF DIVERSITY AT FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS. PHOTO BY IZZIE RAMIREZ

The youth climate movement is supposedly focused on amplifying the voices of young people who care about climate change. Led by activist Greta Thunberg—who, like me, is a 16-year-old girl set on changing the world—hundreds of thousands will walk out of their classrooms this Friday and next to strike against climate change and make themselves heard.

Here’s the problem: the youth climate movement, at least in New York City, isn’t the most diverse.

 
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  1. Just tossing the identity politics grenade into any leftist organization seems to splinter it. Don’t forget that weapon when you can use it, boys.

    • Agree: Johnny Smoggins
    • Thanks: Thea
    • LOL: sayless
    • Replies: @indocon
    , @Anonymous
  2. I would bet good money both of these women joined their Green movements because they had a jonesing for some white boys, either of the hippy-yoga-acid variety or the leader-activist variety.

    Looks like they didn’t get enough of it, and thus decided to whine.

    • Replies: @Ano
    , @Neoconned
    , @Thirdeye
  3. She should join the Sierra Club. They used to care about the environment but decided that skin color and mass migration to the U.S. are far more important. All it took was a massive bribe.

    • Agree: Liza
  4. Yes,when I go to rallies and marches to remember Nipsey Hu$$le,I find there are few if any young people of color,like me.

  5. new vibrant serial killer in New Jersey, Khalil Wheeler.

    the media’s take on this guy is bizarre, if you can ever find any coverage, which is sparse. apparently the new angle here is, believe victims, or perhaps, believe women. they are saying, the women outsmarted the serial killer this time.

    perhaps we are seeing a new flowchart on new serial killers – if vibrant, it’s the system, not the serial killer. similar to the media’s flowchart on firearms. if vibrant, the problem is guns. if not, the problem is you know who.

  6. songbird says:

    So I decided not to be there anymore

    I hope she is talking about Europe.

    I am German too after all.

    What the…? I guess not.

    If “Green” policies fail to consider anti-racism and migrant rights, how is any person of colour supposed to feel voting for them or organizing in the same spaces?

    Right, as if she would vote AfD. And, for heaven’s sake, in Ireland, the Green Party want to double the population. They aren’t exactly going around and telling Irish to breed more.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @Thulean Friend
  7. iffen says:

    Maybe Liz could pledge to make them head honchos at NOAA or the EPA and end this crisis of emotional labor before disparate climate affects their hairdos.

  8. Altai says:

    VICE: Why does climate change policy always revolve around the wealthy powerful countries who have contributed the most historically to greenhouse gases and who can use their influence to combat it both in their own territories and others to set up new economic models?

    What?!

  9. White activists can protest whenever they want because they have homes, jobs, a huge amount of freedom of expression. BELIEVE ME, WE WANT TO DO BIG THINGS, but what’s stopping us? A future and life that is at risk.”

    Translation: give me money, now.

    BTW, I love her logic: when you’ve got a nice white job, you can go waste time at a climate protest WHENEVER YOU WANT!

    • Replies: @Ghost of Bull Moose
  10. Anonymous[226] • Disclaimer says:

    Hahaha Steve. It’s a fact.

    The dwarf is tiny. Tiny is the dwarf.

    I thought she was 12 or 13. But she’s actually 17? Her Nordic water supply up there must be pristine and not filled with hormones.

    Her small stature is probably caused by some sort of extreme vegan diet.

    How can such a person lead us (the human race) to victory over the forces of darkness? She lacks the charisma of, say, a Doug Flutie.

    Anyway the point the point stands: Tiny is the dwarf.

  11. dvorak says:

    My aunt, like many women in the Philippines—a country made up of 7,000 islands—can’t swim.

    Maybe your fat aunt should learn to swim. Even a fat Filipino auntie can learn the “survival stroke.”

    • Replies: @El Dato
  12. To the first lady, Karin*: Your nation is an archipelago, for God’s sake. Learn to freakin’ swim! Come hell or high water Global Climate Disruption(TM), or just for going out fishing, you’ll be a lot safer.

    To 16 y/o Miss Leung: Bullshit. Don’t lie to me, young lady. We know that your Tiger Mom has told you that you can’t go missing school like those other kids because you got that B+ in math last year. You’ve got swimming lessons, violin lessons, and on-line Mandarin every day. “You WILL get into an Ivy League school, come hell or high water Global Climate Disruption(TM). If I see you hanging out with that letard Gleta again, you’re glounded young raidy!”

    .

    * See what I was talking about in that other thread? Karen is OK for people under 55 only if you spell it wrong.

    • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
    • LOL: MBlanc46, Liza
    • Replies: @sayless
  13. Just another GOC (grifter of color) wanting in on the action.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
  14. …even though it was exhausting telling the story, …

    Two words:

    Red Bull

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  15. newrouter says:

    >Karin Louise Hermes has lived in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i, and the Philippines. She is currently a PhD Candidate in American Studies based in Berlin, Germany.<

    I'm on left side of the Bell curve. Can someone explain this CV to me?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Reg Cæsar
  16. Man, these Karins.

    • LOL: JMcG
  17. “I FEEL TIRED WHEN MY STORIES ARE USED FOR INSPIRATION, BUT I‘M NOT WANTED IN THE ROOM FOR NEGOTIATIONS.”

    This is essentially the reason I theorized was the cause for Big Liz’s 6 POC campaign workers to quit on her.

  18. J.Ross says:

    >live on an island
    >can’t swim
    At a certain point it’s your fault.

    • Agree: sayless
    • LOL: Kratoklastes
  19. J.Ross says:
    @newrouter

    She’s rich.
    Also, a part-German American taking American Studies in Germany has got to be the dumbest area studies hoax ever.

    • Replies: @Ian Smith
    , @Desiderius
  20. Here’s the problem: the youth climate movement, at least in New York City, isn’t the most diverse.

    That should be a clue.

  21. Anonymous[329] • Disclaimer says:

    I never see any vids of a normal person standing next to Greta, so I can’t tell how wee she is.

    Is she really qualified as a dwarf? Or is she just kind of runty?

  22. @MikeatMikedotMike

    It seems like there’s an emerging trend this election cycle, i.e. Dem campaigns hiring identity politics acolytes who expect campaign work to be an Enriching and Rewarding Experience, instead of the self-abnegating true believers that many campaigns have typically depended upon and indeed exploited in the past.

    Can’t say watching the fallout makes me too sad.

  23. @songbird

    in Ireland, the Green Party want to double the population.

    I don’t see anything inherently bad in this, but if you do, then ask yourself why so few right-wing parties are engaged in green matters? It is a central issue of our times and most of the right-wing is engaged in low IQ denialism. That’s how you lose a large proportion of young people unnecesssarily.

  24. Dtbb says:

    Humans to go extinct because of climate change!Women and minorities hardest hit!

  25. Women of color should be the face of climate change. Increased humidity, or decreased humidity, more rain or less, all these climate change conditions directly effect the hair of women of color (WOC). Their hair becomes frizzy or brittle, or difficult to style.

    White women’s hair is not affected by this drastic climate changes. Their hair remains silky smooth and easy to manage and style. Also, Asian women’s hair is not effected by this climate catastrophe.

    I’m a professional hair stylist and what I explain here is true.

    Equity for women’s hair should be our collective goal in the 21st century.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  26. Ian Smith says:

    Here’s a pic of the author:https://www.infowars.com/climate-activist-leaves-environmentalist-movement-because-its-too-white/

    I’m sure she’s a load of fun to be around. Seems to have gotten the worst elements of German-Filipino mix.

  27. newrouter says:
    @Thulean Friend

    > why so few right-wing parties are engaged in green matters? <

    It is mostly a scam?

  28. @Anonymous

    She’s 4 ft 10¾ (149cm).

    Steve is correct. She’s a Nordic Dwarf.

    • Replies: @Anon
  29. Lot says:

    “Nordic dwarf”

    Elfin!

  30. The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away.
    By Karin Louise Hermes

    1. You’re a lunatic.
    2. Like your absent colored brethren, you don’t care about the future.

    • Replies: @anon
  31. @Ian Smith

    Seems to have gotten the worst elements of German-Filipino mix.

    Filipino IQ, German sense of humor.

    Definitely no fun at parties.

    • LOL: Kolya Krassotkin
    • Replies: @HunInTheSun
  32. @Thulean Friend

    I don’t see anything inherently bad in this . . . .

    Replacing the Irish with foreigners is inherently bad.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna, El Dato
    • Replies: @Kolya Krassotkin
    , @1661er
  33. @Thulean Friend

    Right wingers are largely idiots, as are left wingers. Opt out!

    That’s how you lose a large proportion of young people unnecessarily.

    A small proportion, let’s say. Most young people have been trained well and care mainly about Diversity and Inclusion, the environment be damned. “Oh, the environment! That’s like Global Warming, right? Oh yeah, we’re for that. You can beat up right wingers with that.”

    And the right wingers? “What’s that, eight billion people burning things 24/7/365 can’t possibly have any effect on the Earth. Have you even seen how big the Earth is?”

    Both: “We f*ing love science!”

    Derb: “Sure you do. You just don’t know any.”

    • LOL: Paleo Liberal
    • Replies: @Paleo Liberal
  34. But generally the German climate movement is a white space…

    The climate movement in much more mixed countries is a “white space”. When the country itself is a white space, why would it be different?

    My sister’s family hosted an exchange student from Germany one year. She was Vietnamese, though whether adopted or with her natural family I forget. She was quite chipper, and had no problems with being Asian in Europe. I talked to her on the phone, and said if she was tired of being the odd one out in Appalachia, she could come to parts of University Avenue in St Paul where she would be normal and I would be strange.

    my Filipino family’s

    What’s with the holdover colonial demonym? It’s pilipino in one of her languages, philippinische in the other, and Philippine in ours.

    This is like the Ivory Coast and East Timor demanding that we call their countries by names not in their language or our own, but their former overlords’. There must be other ways of thanking those overlords for their post-colonial service than being an annoyance to the rest of us.

    Nordic dwarf Greta Thunberg…

    Brings to mind Toddy Tworf the Morpeth Dwarf from the first Bulwer-Lytton contest 35 years ago.

    http://unofficialbookreviewer.com/humor/rice/

    Still, Greta is seventeen and mentally ill. Cut her some slack, at least for the next year. You don’t have to believe her.

    • Replies: @sayless
  35. @Thulean Friend

    I don’t see anything inherently bad in this, but if you do, then ask yourself why so few right-wing parties are engaged in green matters? It is a central issue of our times and most of the right-wing is engaged in low IQ denialism.

    Right-wing parties are the ONLY ones engaged in green matters. Stopping immigration is the primary green policy.

  36. @Anonymous

    Nordic dwarf with autism = Nordwaurtistic?

  37. @Thulean Friend

    It is a central issue of our times and most of the right-wing is engaged in low IQ denialism.

    Austerity is never popular with voters. Why should rightists be the first to impose it, when the parties pushing the climate issue never do?

  38. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Those protestors oughta unionize or something.

    I mean, the government already subsidizes (funds, really) ‘nonprofit, community organizations’ that do little besides protesting, aka ‘raising awareness.’

    Here in New York we have Make The Road, to La Raza as Hamas is to the MusBro, New York Communities for Change (formerly ‘ACORN’), fake east Asian advocacy groups with no local constituency who serve as the Asian wing of Open Borders, countless racialist black organizations ‘organizing’ their own shambolic community, gay organizations of all varieties whose business is celebrating themselves in ways that might make Whitman blush. These groups get millions, the abortion business and anti-father industry millions more.

    Individual True Believers don’t make all that much money, though needless to say the bosses make out very well for themselves. But for the ones who figure it out, Tokenism is not a bad living for Tokens. As this lady is beginning to intuit, the only way a whore makes money is if she makes it known she’s for sale.

  39. indocon says:
    @R.G. Camara

    There’s a lesson to be learned for our side, maybe there is a method to Trumps madness where he always mentions Black and Hispanic unemployment rate.

  40. J1234 says:

    The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away.
    By Karin Louise Hermes

    At the same time, because I am Filipino-German and look ethnically ambiguous, it’s hard for me to emphasize the urgency or danger of climate activism as a Filipina—I am German too after all.

    Change “Karin” to “Karen” and see if that helps.

  41. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Note Liz’s language right out of the box: “I believe them!” Which means she’s knows it’s bullshit but couldn’t possibly say it.

  42. anon[368] • Disclaimer says:
    @ben tillman

    The climate movement is overwhelmingly white. So I walked away.
    By Karin Louise Hermes

    1. You’re a lunatic.
    2. Like your absent colored brethren, you don’t care about the future.

    I get it. POC are rarely anorectic either. Climate panic is a very white thing. It promotes practices that require immediate sacrifice for possible benefits in the distant future. So yes. Hell yes.

  43. Climate change is a long term complex phenomenon that requires an ability to think abstractly in order to understand and fear the consequences. It is not surprising that high IQ Nordics are the most neurotic about it and lower IQ populations shrug their shoulders.

    • Agree: ben tillman
    • Replies: @MikeatMikedotMike
  44. sayless says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    “Karin” is the Swedish spelling of the name.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  45. Ano says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Silly girls. Should have joined Occupy Wall Street. You go to Davos to schmooze and party with the Global Elite.

    https://www.unz.com/isteve/co-founder-of-occupy-wall-street-is-off-to-davos/?highlight=Occupy+Wall+Street+Davos

  46. Warner says:

    So the problem ISN’T that diverse people are not showing up to climate rallies? It’s that white people ARE?

    What if white people cut their climate rally participation by 95%? Then we’d have more equality! Sounds good to me.

  47. J.Ross says:

    Here is Ian’s pic. How does a girl with Pinay and Teutonic blood look like young Andrea Dworkin?
    https://postimg.cc/YL0yBMHd

  48. Anonymous[337] • Disclaimer says:

    Poc’s like the heat. It kinda kills the message when you got them on there ranting about how hot the tropics are.

  49. anon_382 says:
    @Thulean Friend

    in Ireland, the Green Party want to double the population.

    I don’t see anything inherently bad in this

    the planet’s already overpopulated, we dont need 3 billion more africans if it means the end of lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes etc

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Neoconned
  50. sayless says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Thanks for saying that. She’s just turned seventeen and she genuinely is mentally ill and she’s being grossly exploited by someone, God knows why. They’re putting her out there on the international scene and she’s going to have to cope with that for years. Someone should have custody of her taken away from them, because they certainly don’t have her best interests at heart.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  51. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:

    “We will make sure we put world leaders against the wall!”

    — The Shortest Meanest Dwarf In Sweden

  52. Rob says:

    Karin would like to speak to the manager of this climate changr organization. Karin is such a Karen.

    • Agree: Mr. Anon
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  53. @newrouter

    She is currently a PhD Candidate in American Studies based in Berlin, Germany.

    I’m on left side of the Bell curve. Can someone explain this CV to me?

    The disturbing thing is that the “studies” rot has spread to German universities. Which once were the best in the world.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  54. Karin Louise Hermes = Nu! A homelier kisser [I ain’t seen in a month ah Sundies!]

  55. @sayless

    “Karin” is the Swedish spelling of the name.

    It’s the Nordic form of Catherine. It’s also spelled out in German. Here is the most famous German example:

    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharina_II.

    Some Germans evidently think the Scandinavian form is “cool”. I think the Finnish version, Kaisa, is lovely. Many Swedes agree.

  56. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon_382

    Thanks to Pablo Escobar, hippos are probably okay.

    Personally, I’d like to get selling cheetahs legalized in the US so we could revive the old practice of cheetah coursing, which is like falconry using a ground animal rather than a bird of prey. Cheetahs make okay pets except they tend to shit on the highest area they can find and are hard to housebreak.

  57. Nodwink says:

    Nordic dwarf Greta Thunberg

    You’re going to regret this jibe when Greta is doing the Climate Nuremberg.

    • Replies: @Jake
  58. I remembered reading in the New York Times, in the 1980s, about the home-grown environmentalist tree-hugger movement in India, and was going to suggest it as something Ms. Karin Louise Hermes could read up on as an example of a POC environmentalist movement.

    Perhaps she could draw moral support (of color) from its history.

    Then I googled pictures of the Indian guy who founded the movement.

  59. @prime noticer

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/serial-killer-sexual-assault-khalil-wheeler-text-weaver-new-jersey-rape-prostitution-a9200831.html

    Sarah Butler was nervous.

    The 20-year-old college student had borrowed the keys to her mother’s van, explaining that she wanted to meet up with a friend while home in Montclair, New Jersey, during the Thanksgiving break.

    What she didn’t mention, though, was that the “friend” was an online acquaintance offering to pay her $500 for sex. She had backed out of meeting him in person before, authorities say, but this time, she planned to go through with it.

    “You’re not a serial killer, right?” she messaged him before leaving the house. Khalil Wheeler-Weaver was exactly that, prosecutors said on Thursday.

    • Replies: @Jake
    , @El Dato
  60. Fishing in the pond of Vice is like shooting ducks in a barrel, Mr. Sailer.

    • Replies: @Sparkon
  61. Yngvar says:

    … Sometimes it’s being asked time and again…

    *groan*

  62. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Some claim this is what killed the Occupy movement.

    • Replies: @R.G. Camara
  63. @ben tillman

    “Replacing the Irish with foreigners is inherently bad.”

    Unless the foreigners are English, the Irish are cool with it.

    • Agree: HammerJack
    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  64. @Achmed E. Newman

    RipIt is better. Also more affordable.

  65. Jake says:

    White Liberals will never learn that non-whites deep-down want not to act with white Liberals against white conservatives but wish act against white conservatives in place of white Liberals.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  66. Jake says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Non-white rapists and murderers dearly love white females who are naive or Liberal.

  67. Jake says:
    @Nodwink

    That picture is one of many of her that I see as marking her as the type who would be thrilled to the core to be herding bad folks up to the guillotine or into the train bound for The Gulag. She is defined by self-righteous fury that always is ripe to erupt into murderousness for a good cause.

  68. Karin Louise Hermes is a thought-provoking writer. She writes, “She, my uncle, and cousin were missing or presumed dead.”

    Did you notice the subtle change of conjunction? It’s not the usual phrase “missing and presumed dead” but “missing OR presumed dead”. This raises the possibility that a relative of hers might have a perfectly well known whereabouts but have a life/death status like that of Schrödinger’s cat.

  69. Karin Louise Hermes = Nu! A homelier kisser [I ain’t seen in a month ah Sundies!]

  70. @Jake

    This particular non-White rapist attacked and killed only Black girls.

    He believed the sex workers he targeted wouldn’t be missed. Apparently he watched and believed too many SJW-tainted crime dramas.

  71. Andy says:

    Shouldn’t this be reframed as “why are people of color so uninterested in the environment” instead of blaming white people for caring about the environment?

  72. @Thulean Friend

    I don’t see anything inherently bad in this, but if you do, then ask yourself why so few right-wing parties are engaged in green matters? It is a central issue of our times and most of the right-wing is engaged in low IQ denialism. That’s how you lose a large proportion of young people unnecesssarily.

    Most people who campaign for climate change action are actually aware of IQ differentials and in tandem third world ineptitude as regards environmental stewardship e.g deforestation, elephant and rhino poaching plus the Malthusian peril of human population explosion in those countries.

    The real dilemma is cognitive dissonance anchored on political correctness dogma.

    There is an interesting video on YouTube by someone astute from the UK on another topic. It is titled Only Smart People Can Be So Dumb.

  73. @Peter Akuleyev

    Wrong.

    In general, AGW (call it what it really is) proponents have substituted more traditional forms of religion for a return to worshiping volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, but all in the name of “Science,” of course. There are intelligent people duped by this fraud (as intelligent people are duped by a wide variety of scams,) but the lower IQ races in general are the ones who believe in this silly charade now called “climate change.”

    https://oxfordre.com/climatescience/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190228620.001.0001/acrefore-9780190228620-e-412

    For instance, a 2014 national probability survey that used a two-item index of concern, assessing whether respondents perceive climate change to be a crisis and whether respondents believe that it will negatively affect them personally, found that 71% of Hispanic Americans and 57% of Black Americans indicated that they were very or somewhat concerned about climate change, compared to 43% of White Americans (Jones, Cox, & Navarro-Rivera, 2014). In an analysis of 10 nationally representative Gallup polls between 2001 and 2010, McCright and Dunlap (2011a) found that non-Whites in the United States reported greater worry about global warming and concern that it will pose “a serious threat to you and your way of life in your lifetime” than Whites.

    The same vein if arrogance that leads people to believe they are the sole focus of an all powerful deity within the vastness of the universe is the same vein of arrogance that leads people to believe that human activity has more affect on the Earth’s climate than the Sun or the oceans.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  74. Sparkon says:
    @Tono Bungay

    But few things can match that bottomless topless pit of malapropisms and malaphors one can find at Unz Review.

    It’s more fun than a barrel of ducks!

    https://malaphors.com/2013/01/16/its-like-shooting-ducks-in-a-barrel/

  75. Neoconned says:
    @R.G. Camara

    They’re smirking too much….

    Anyway seems like this will destroy any progressice movement going forward….weve devolved from violent 60s activism where money was shunned to assimilated minorities trying to get in on the political rackets these movements have become…these are shameless hustlers.

  76. epigene says:
    @Anonymous

    i thought i was the only one who thought of her as the worlds tallest midget

  77. Sparkon says:
    @Anonymous

    The Squirminator goes full Joe Biden, but he did lend Greta his electric Hummer for her trip across N. American Siberia, AKA Canada, en route to her celebrity fling in L.A., where she went for an illegal bicycle ride with Ahnold.

    “Under California law, all children 17 and under must wear an approved bicycle helmet. If you violate this rule, you might face fines, civil liability, and other penalties”

    Or, you might get to address the United Nations, or be nominated (again) for a Nobel Peace Prize.

    Like most of his fellow Hollywood celebrities, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a hypocrite and phony. He seems to have a whole stable of expensive bicycles to go with his stable of cars.

    Maintaining double standards is one of the defining characteristics of all hypocrites.

  78. Neoconned says:
    @anon_382

    I’m sad to say I’ve resigned myself to the fact there will be no large African game left in say 40 years save in western zoos and Europe and others may look the other way while say China shoots tactical nukes at that continent to reduce the over population there….

  79. @Thulean Friend

    Ireland was ethnically cleansed by the English in the eighteenth century and has only now recovered and you think they should take in 3 million Arabs and Africans?

    But you may have a point that removing people from the third world and moving them to the first is better for the environment. So surely you”d support Israel taking in several million Afghans, Somalis and Pakistanis right?

  80. Blubb says:

    Goddamn Incels importing their Filipino whores and forcing their offspring on us!

    Also, kids in Germany haven’t walked out because they feel terribly moved by Thunberg, but because it’s party on a Friday morning with your friends WITH YOUR TEACHERS’ APPROVAL!!! Would be right stupid not to do it.

  81. martin_2 says:

    Surely if this woman really cared about the environment then she would put her own vanity to one side and play the part that her bosses deem to be best suited for her. If this means doing stuff that offends her sensibilities then so be it.

    Of course, the environment is one of those things that only white people care about. Non-whites only really get involved if it directly impacts them or they perceive some benefit, such as when the Red Indians in Canada protested a pipeline across their ancestral lands, – they just wanted a bigger compensation package.

    One can make a career out of the argument …but this is one of those things that only white people care about…

  82. @prime noticer

    Jewish lawmakers for gun control
    Headlined ‘Why Are Jews After Our Guns,’ circulars pointing to Sanders, Schumer and others posted at University of Minnesota

    Fliers posted on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota blamed Jewish politicians for gun control efforts.

    Headlined “Why Are Jews After Our Guns,” the fliers blamed Jewish politicians for attacks on “our beloved 2nd Amendment,” the Minnesota Star Tribune reported.

    The fliers listed Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, and Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and other prominent Jewish politicians. It also showed images of the yellow stars that Jews were forced to wear in the Nazi concentration camps as well as caricatures of hook-nosed men with long beards.

    The fliers said they were “brought to you” by the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer.

    “They identify a hot-button issue, identify it with the Jews and then use it to stoke resentment against the Jews,” Steven Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, told the Star Tribune. He called the flier “ugly, pernicious, malicious” anti-Semitism.”

    The fliers were removed from around the campus, the newspaper reported.

    They were put up around campus days after a student referendum calling for divestment from companies doing business with Israel narrowly passed by a vote of 3,392 to 3,175.

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/anti-semitic-fliers-blame-jewish-lawmakers-for-gun-control/

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
    , @J.Ross
  83. @Jake

    Sarah Butler was of the same extraction as Wheeler.

    Pic of her family lower down in this article:

    https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2019/12/19/khalil-wheeler-weaver-found-guilty-montclair-serial-killer-case/2700680001/

    Apparently Wheeler targeted his fellow vibrants.

  84. @J.Ross

    American Studies is akin to Criminology or a safe-cracking manual.

  85. @Jake

    They don’t care what they want, that’s the whole problem.

  86. @Reg Cæsar

    That’s where it started.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  87. Karin Louise Hermes = Nu! A homelier kisser [I ain’t seen in a month ah Sundies!]

  88. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:

    I like how the surname of the first one is by coincidence a luxury fashion/aspirational brand.

    See also:
    “I’m Exhausted by the Whiteosity of Oenophilic Media Careers”
    by Laquisha Humboldt Gucci-Jefferson

    “Not All Sand Hill Road VPs-of-Color Can Afford Wine Cave Insurance”
    by Princeton W. Tsai

    • LOL: Cortes
  89. @Hypnotoad666

    She’s a brown girl in a world that’s full of them. Realizing this, she’s taken up scolding white people, especially Germans who will never defend themselves. It’s a new form of monasticism.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  90. songbird says:
    @Thulean Friend

    Britain is running out of agricultural land. Will Ireland follow? They want to have 100 million people in Canada, and many want to dramatically increase the population of the US. You have to ask, where is the food to come from? Always far away, and subject to interruption?

    The dominant ideological divide is not the environment, IMO, but antiracism. I really don’t think that there are votes to be swung, but I’d be curious of your plan to swing them. How do you outbid the Greens? It is hard to even view them as environmentalists, as they want to move infinite people to the West.

  91. Mr. Anon says:

    Karin Louise Hermes has lived in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hawai‘i, and the Philippines. She is currently a PhD Candidate in American Studies based in Berlin, Germany. Follow her on Twitter.

    Humanity faces global extinction – women and minorities hit hardest.

    Again, there’s that “based” that Steve has pointed out before. Seemingly, nobody who writes for the MSM (yes, Vice is mainstream) lives anywhere – they are just based somewhere. Rootless Cosmopolites.

  92. Dtbb says:

    Just saw this on PBS. Just part of the full court press of propaganda that we are the most RACIST! country on Earth. What a month, and white tax dollars pay for this BS. Three weeks to go. I am so fed up and bordering on anger.

  93. @Anonymous

    The left is behaving like a Monty Python sketch of them from the 1970s. If so, we need to use Monty Python sketch logic.

    All jokes aside, they are a coalition of people who don’t really like each other united solely on hate of whitey—a hate largely stoked by the coalition leaders. Simply counter-propoagandizing them on how much they really hate each other should work.

  94. El Dato says:
    @dvorak

    “Darwin distributing awards, freely.”

  95. Whenever I would question the whiteness of these spaces and how strategies didn’t take race into account, I would be met with uncomfortable silences. …

    Probably her accent.

    … generally the German climate movement is a white space ….

    A void, as in the empty space a good programmer sprinkles liberally in his code to make it readable.

  96. El Dato says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    The 20-year-old college student.
    An online acquaintance offering to pay her $500 for sex.
    “You’re not a serial killer, right?”

    Seriously.

    The return of Darwin distributing awards, freely.

    Darwin: “I’m getting tired of this. You people are devaluing my contributions.”

    From the same rag:

    ‘I’m gambling every time I have sex’: How contraception shortages are affecting women in the UK

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/women/contraception-shortages-women-abortions-sex-shortages-a9322076.html

  97. @Jake

    i think all the victims were african women.

  98. TWS says:

    It’s ableist to pick on the little selectively mute, borderline personality disorder dwarf.

  99. El Dato says:

    What do people actually do on “FRIDAYS FOR FUTURE MEETINGS”? Organize rock concerts with Bono? Write nasty notes to the headmaster? Call the minister for climate change & gas imports? Code websites? Hit up fat moneybags for spon$oring?

    Picture unrelated.

  100. @Ian Smith

    Giver her two goblets of wine and one-half of a lude and she’ll light your bedroom up.

  101. 1661er says:
    @ben tillman

    Yeah! Restore the Thatha De Danann to their rightful place and kick out all the Milesians.

    • Replies: @JMcG
  102. @Kolya Krassotkin

    The English cannot be foreigners, my dear chap. Only foreigners can be foreign.

  103. @Mr McKenna

    It appears the vast majority of people:

    1. Believe in magical thinking
    2. Mistakingly think they are rational.

    You nailed it.

  104. Cortes says:
    @Anonymous

    She’s the love child of Dr Zachary Smith out of (as the horse racing pundits put it) Will Robinson.

  105. @Desiderius

    That’s where it started.

    They’re still innovating!!

  106. Not Raul says:

    Imagine seeing an autistic teenager getting as much abuse thrown at them online as Greta does and getting jealous!

  107. @sayless

    She will be eligible for Sweden’s draft next year. I have no doubt that, should she be picked — odds are about 1 in 20– she will be rejected.

    Unless they direct her to “alternative service”, and she can continue to preach, now at public expense.

  108. @Anonymous

    Describing the climate cult’s child-saint (St Gretchen Aspberg) as a “Nordic Dwarf”, is exclusionary in that it fails to mention her membership in a key marginalised subpopulation… the mentally-ill.

    When upwards of half of white adult women are on some form of psychotropic, nobody should be surprised when they fall for 3-5 syllable tropes that would embarrass a moderately-bright 5 year old.

    Cli-mate-change; glo-bal-war-ming; car-bon-foot-print; ba-by-bump; yum-my-mum-my – I would even go so far as to say that diminutives (Brangelina; BoJo etc) have their greatest ‘punch’ specifically among white women.

    The fact that so many women are having a pharmacological blender forced into their brain – and being told that they must take psychotropics forever – is going to have effects on society that people ought to make themselves aware of: it’s a key reason why white women are part of “the enemy” (and are massively over-represented in SJW-style movements).

    The long-term effects of dosing (primarily-shite) women with psychotropics will be (roughly) the same as dropping society-wide female IQ by more than half a standard deviation; this is an unalloyed Bad Thing, considering that these are the people who play the largest role in transmitting a world-view to kids (both through motherhood, and over-representation among school teachers).

    Consider the archetypal female high school teacher: not very bright, overweight/obese (a strong indicator of impulse-control problems), personal life in disarray… and yet imbued with ideological certainty common among people who wield institutional power.

    Throw in a cocktail of anxiolytics, anti-depressants and other mind-numbers, and you have the perfect cocktail for idiocy-transmission in Black Plague proportions.

    The growth in the widespread acceptance of nonsense sociological nostrums began in the US, at around the same time as diazepines became popular (“Mother’s Little Helper” used to refer to a hidden sex toy[1]; by the early 90s it was a nickname for Prozac[2]).

    [1] This usage is made clear in the lyrics of “Boys Light Up” – a popular 1980 song by Aussie surf-pop band Australian Crawl –

    Silently she opens the drawer
    Mother’s little helper is coming out for more
    Strategically positioned before the midday show
    Her back is arched, those lips are parched
    Repeated blow by blow

    [2] There was also a Rolling Stones song in 1966 called “Mother’s Little Helper” that was specifically about the widespread use of Miltown (a relaxant)… but it never really caught on in common usage. Nowadays Wikipedia does not even include the ‘sex-toy’ aspect.

  109. If the climate change movement in New York isn’t very diverse, then imagine how homogeneous it’s going to be in say, rural Colorado. Let’s face it, very few non-whites are interested in environmentalism, it’s an upper middle class white thing.

    Probably the only reason some brown leftists show an interest in climate change is because they can use it to blame white people for damaging the planet (and thus use it to help secure handouts and special treatment for upper middle-class minorities).

  110. @Joe Stalin

    So there’s a narrow victory for a BDS-style resolution, and a few days later anti-Jewish fliers are posted on campus, the kind of thing that might make a student who voted BDS think – “are these the people on my side?”.

    Couldn’t possibly be a false flag, could it?

  111. @Just another serf

    I’m a professional hair stylist and what I explain here is true.

    Hmmm… I will wait until a Professor of Hair Science gives their view on the matter: hair ‘stylist’ sounds like someone who isn’t a scientist, so obviously the views of such a person aren’t properly science-y.

    If “Professor of Hair Science” is not yet a thing, American credentialism can be relied upon to produce it within a few months of some grifter identifying it as a way to get high-end handouts.

    There is already a thing called the “Hair Science Institute[1]”, which is one of those joints that insecure men go to, and come out looking like someone stapled a bunch of ant-legs to their scalp. Like ‘tards who use ‘Just for Men‘, they think that people who look at them are admiring the results, rather than thinking “What a maroon“. ‘tards gotta ‘tard.

    The founder of the “Hair Science Institute” (who is not even a ‘Professor’) says in his bio that he has “dedicated his life to hair…” – and he’s not even a black woman. That’s real dedication.

    And all that shit is now in my search history in the panopticon. Hilarity will ensue.

    [1] There used to be ads for Ponds face-gunk that featured photogenic young lasses with flawless skin in white coats, putatively part of the research team at the Ponds Institute.

    An Aussie journalist – seized by curiosity about something else – got side-tracked and tried to track down the “Ponds Institute” in 2008. That single story has more social worth than the entire output of the New York Times, since inception.

    If you read the story you will note that initially he was trying to find the “Australian Hair and Scalp Foundation” – the august (I asssume) body that gave its sought-after (I assume) imprimatur to Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo.

    • Replies: @Cortes
  112. This issue should be reframed as the callous indifference of “people of color” towards.the environment

  113. Thirdeye says:
    @R.G. Camara

    Naah, they could get laid all they want with the guys in Green movements. The problem is that so many of those woke guys are repulsive losers.

  114. J.Ross says:
    @Joe Stalin

    I don’t have the meme on me but there is a juxtaposition, not from the Daily FBI Goon, of multiple headlines in the Jewish Daily Forward and another one (JTA?). They literally trumpet the Jewishness of gun-grabbing efforts, then a short time later complain that anti-Semites are wrongly blaming gun-grabbing efforts on Jews. It’s that stark, it’s like that one where Trump is an idiot for implying that our elections can be hacked, but then what had happened was Trump’s victory proved that our elections are being hacked.

  115. J.Ross says:
    @Kratoklastes

    At last, an excuse to post this!

  116. @HunInTheSun

    She’s a brown girl in a world that’s full of them.

    I think she’s enraged because she’s stuck in Germany and has realized she has zero chance of landing a decent looking whiteboy.

  117. @Kratoklastes

    I can’t wait until Rosie sees this.

    • Replies: @Kratoklastes
  118. Cortes says:
    @Kratoklastes

    Congratulations!

    What a wonderful comment.

    Thank you very much.

  119. Anonymous[201] • Disclaimer says:
    @MikeatMikedotMike

    In general, AGW (call it what it really is) proponents have substituted more traditional forms of religion for a return to worshiping volcanic eruptions and hurricanes, but all in the name of “Science,” of course.

    It’s just the old Christian puritanism back in a new guise. Don’t look at their justifications, look at their demands. They want people to eat less, work harder, travel less, take cold baths, watch less TV, sit in the dark.

    I’m sure they’d like to prohibit music and dancing too; they just haven’t (yet) found a way of linking them to global warming.

  120. JMcG says:
    @1661er

    What about the Fir Bolg? Have you no decency sir?

  121. @Sparkon

    They don’t make Nordic warrior princesses like they used to.

    • LOL: Jim Don Bob
  122. generally the German climate movement is a white space

    Generally, Germany is a white space. Something to do with all the Germans.

  123. @Sparkon

    The hypocrisy is the whole point of the carbon tax. To make cars unaffordable for the middle class, but still affordable for rich people like Arnold.

  124. So Climate Change Activism is just more Stuff White People Like? Who knew?

  125. This article perfectly embodies the current zeitgeist.

    The climate crisis is threatening the very existence of life on our globe, but if the movement to divert this disaster is being run by a bunch of straight-haired Becky’s, it’s better to just let the planet burn.

  126. GU says:

    “I get tired” “I’m exasperated “ etc.

    A lot of women are discovering that being successful in the public world of work (as opposed to the private, social sphere) is difficult and requires persistent effort for decades, with absolutely no guarantee of initial success or that you’ll remain at the top of the heap for long. Most men don’t have the stomach for it, and even fewer women are willing to put in the effort.

    Biologically and evolutionarily speaking, women are used to fast recognition. When they hit puberty, men are all the sudden very interested in them. Making friends or establishing oneself on the social scene can happen rapidly. And there’s instant and unquestionable rapport between mother and child. And so on. Further, women’s wombs are valuable (eggs are scarce, sperm is cheap). Women are used to being praised for simply existing.

    Hence the disappointment when women enter the working world. Most women expect praise just for showing up. They expect to be valued equally, irrespective of their actual contributions. They expect fast promotions. Their biology and lived experience ill equip them for the labor force, especially competitive professions.

    Many men think “you’re tired? No sh*t! Did you think it was gonna come on a silver platter?” Yes, she did (subconsciously) think it would.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
  127. @The Wild Geese Howard

    When someone’s demographic is the subject of criticism for a groupwise tendency that the reader doesn’t have, it’s perfectly natural for them to react.

    In any group with dysgenic general tendencies, there will be individuals who don’t have that tendency who feel like any criticism of their group, is meant to apply to them specifically.

    Smart blacks take the discussion of persistent groupwise IQ gaps personally; homosexuals take the discussion of gay promiscuity and drug use personally; women jump to the defense of anything with a vagina (I’m assuming Hillary Clinton has a vagina – even though it probably also has tentacles and fangs).

    I actively try (quite hard, honestly) to know things rather than to believe things – but even I am prone to that inner “Hey! Mother-fucker“.

    As a part chocolate myself (25% Maori), even my initial reaction to stories about Maori propensity to violence is personal – even though I know it’s true (both for Maori generally, and for myself). That initial ‘gut’ reaction is instantly squished by my understanding of the evidence.

    Same with dilettante (journalistic) criticism of economics and economists (even though over the last decade or so I’ve been more interested in the intersection of GIS, CompSci, Economics and Quant Finance: I still think the most interesting of those fields is Economics). It’s true that a lot of public sector economists have shit for brains, and the economics they claim to understand is a bad representation of an undergraduate pedagogic model.

    The Rise of the Second Quintile is a phenomenon that pervades society – from “Hello World!”-level coders calling themselves ‘software engineers’, to enviro-hacks calling what they do climate ‘science’.

    Anyhow… back to women.

    No doubt there is a white female middle-aged high school teacher who keeps herself in great shape, has a stable personal life, and an IQ of 130.

    Let’s also stipulate that she’s not allowed to be a PE teacher – although the last smart, hot lady PE teacher I encountered was in 1979… which coincided with the mysterious Great Masturbation Pandemic that happened in our school that year.

    Her name – I kid you not – was Miss Cocks: Not Cox, Cocks. (Cox would still have been homophonically hilarious).

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