Disinfo: “Thunberg kids” are twisting facts: man has nothing to do with climate change

Summary

According to experts, “Thunberg kids” are twisting facts: global warming exists, but it is natural and man has nothing to do with it.

There is an enormous PR machine behind Greta. She spreads nonsense about the climate change, her age permits to do that, but she will wake up one day 20-30 years later and understand that the adults destroyed her life.

Disproof

Recurring pro-Kremlin disinformation narrative about climate change combined with a repeated attack on climate activist Greta Thunberg. 

The existence of anthropogenic climate change is a matter of scientific consensus. No other environmental threat has been subjected to as much scientific research. The UN has assembled thousands of scientists to compile and review the latest science and contribute to the publication of five reports since 1990 that have consistently made the consensus deeper and the warnings more urgent. Preventing the dangerous consequences of climate change is a key priority for the EU. 

In August 2018, the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg staged a "School Strike for Climate"in front of the Swedish parliament. Later, her strikes inspired youth from all over the world to join a global #FridaysForFuture campaign. The first international school strike was held on Friday, 15 March 2019. Ever since, Greta Thunberg has been the target of derogatory commentary from pro-Kremlin media. Read our analysis here.

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  • Reported in: Issue 181
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 25/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia
  • Keywords: Greta Thunberg, Climate
  • Outlet: Itogi Nedeli @ 5 kanal [54:40 -54:47; 57:31 - 57:44]
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Poland and Nazi Germany planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union and the final solution

Nobody was shocked when the German historian Rolf-Dieter Müller, in his book “The Enemy in the East. Hitler’s Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union”, wrote that the Poles, who courted Hitler’s favour, jointly planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union with Nazi Germany, as well as the final solution to the “Jewish question”.   

Disproof

Recurring narrative of an ongoing pro-Kremlin disinformation campaign targeting Poland. This narrative aims at vilifying Poland by accusing it of being an ally and partner of Nazi Germany.

In his book The Enemy in the East. Hitler’s Secret Plans to Invade the Soviet Union”, German military historian, Rolf-Dieter Müller, does not argue that Poland and Nazi Germany jointly planned a military campaign against the Soviet Union, nor does he argue that the two countries cooperated in planning the “final solution” to the “Jewish question”.

The Chinese coronavirus is a US provocation

The deadly new coronavirus found in China is a US provocation. The Americans were afraid that they will not be able to overtake China economically.

Such provocations are not happening the first time, it happened before with the bird flu and British beef, which “someone did not like”.

Disproof

Conspiracy theory. This is a pro-Kremlin narrative about the China coronavirus.

In response to the outbreak of the corona virus the Chinese authorities have placed more than a dozen cities under quarantine. The World Health Organisation is working with Chinese authorities and global experts to learn more about the virus. The virus "2019-nCoV” comes from a family of viruses that include the common cold, and viruses such as SARS and MERS. There is no evidence to suggest it was developed artificially as a weapon of mass destruction.

Big Pharma profits from coronavirus panic

Who benefits from the panic around the new type of Corona virus? The situation is under control, and there is now cause for worrying. In the early 2000s, around 100 billion USD was spent to “contain the spread” of the SARS-Co virus. In 18 years, around 700 people have died from it – just as many who dies from a usual influenza. In this case, the big pharmaceutical companies could profit largely. Why this panic? The answer is the classical: “who benefits from it?”

Disproof

An unfounded conspiracy theory. Pro-Kremlin media occasionally attempt to feed into narratives on the pharmaceutical industry, suggesting evil play behind vaccines, pharmaceutical research facilities etc.