Climate strike

We’re going to see a lot of very serious vidoes like this from Dr Andrew Leigh.

Thank God he’ll be there. Who knew about climate change before Dr Leigh added his voice to the look-at-me chorus?

Here are the facts about Australia’s emissions:

This poll is interesting.

A Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation Poll found that a majority of US teens believe climate change is real and fear it will have a negative impact on their futures.

And about one-quarter have taken some sort of action, including attending a walkout, protesting, or contacting their lawmakers.

Notice they haven’t ditched their phones? Started riding bikes to school? Sold their PlayStations?

BTW It must have been through bloodied-fingers on a tear-soaked keyboard that Peter Hannan at the Herald wrote this:

More than half the world’s largest coal companies are planning for expansion even as competition from renewable energy rises and financiers shy from backing fossil fuels.

News of coal’s death is greatly exaggerated.

Let’s hope this is also an exaggeration:

Climate change fearmongering is inciting anxiety in children as young as 10 who fear the end of the world is near. The problem is so widespread the American Psychological Association has coined a term for it: eco anxiety.

The whingers’ veto strikes Jordan Peterson

A film isn’t shown because “one or more” staff complained:

The latest victim in this sad saga of censorship is The Rise of Jordan Peterson, the feature-length film by Patricia Marcoccia. The film has been removed from its scheduled, week-long run at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto after “one or more” staff complained. The Post Millennial reached out to the Carlton Cinema, and the manager on duty confirmed that there was disagreement among the staff over the film. Marcoccia, who directed the movie, said in an email that her company, Holding Space Films, has also experienced reluctance and rejections from independent film houses and cinemas across the country.

Really?

It seems some protests carry more weight than others.

Grab a napkin because this is delicious

Until Jacinda Ardern came along, Justine Trudeau was the favourite daughter of the uber-woke left.

He had the right hair (Hugh Grant before that incident), he had the right attitude, he spoke French … turns out, four weeks out from the Canadian election, he might not be so perfect after all.

According to Time magazine (yes, it’s still around):

Justin Trudeau, Canada’s prime minister, wore brownface makeup to a party at the private school where he was teaching in the spring of 2001. TIME has obtained a photograph of the incident.

The photograph has not been previously reported. The picture was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala. It shows Trudeau, then the 29-year-old son of the late former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, wearing a turban and robes with his face, neck and hands completely darkened. The photograph appears in the 2000-2001 yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private day school where Trudeau was a teacher.

Earlier this month, TIME obtained a copy of the yearbook, The View, with the photograph of Trudeau in brownface from Vancouver businessman Michael Adamson, who was part of the West Point Grey Academy community. Adamson was not at the party, which was attended by school faculty, administrators and parents of students. He said that he first saw the photograph in July and felt it should be made public.

l.

Of course, the truth is … he was young, it’s not racist, he isn’t racist … but … the left must be held to its own standards.