Disinfo: Greta Thunberg’s fight far from real problems, like ISIS from true Islam


The environmental views of “Messiah” [Greta Thunberg], to be completely honest, are far from real science. Her fight for the environment has the same relationship to the real problems of the Earth as the ISIS terrorists have to true Islam.


This claim is a conspiracy theory presented without any evidence. It is recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation about climate change and international youth climate protests started by the Swedish activist Greta Thunberg.

Several environmental scientists have praised Greta Thunberg's activism and its impact on the global environmental movement. For instance, Brenda Ekwurzel, a U.S. senior climate scientist and director of climate science for the Climate & Energy Programme at the Union of Concerned Scientists, writes in her blog that the power of Greta Thunberg's approach "ties scientific understanding with the justified urgency of her generation".

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has put together environmental science reports published between the 1960s and 2018 that are consistent with the data presented by Greta Thunberg in her speeches. While Forbes emphasized that one of the things that differentiate Greta Thunberg from others is that "Greta recognizes the unparalleled value that scientific expertise brings to our world."

See similar cases here. Read full debunk by Polygraph here.


  • Reported in: Issue 167
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 24/09/2019
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, Sweden
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg, Climate, Conspiracy


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