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Oh NO, It’s BONO!

January 26, 2019

By Paul Homewood


h/t Patsy Lacey


Shouldn’t silly little girls like this be at school?



A teenage activist has told the global elite at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that they are to blame for the climate crisis and that the “house is on fire”.

The Swiss summit is characterised as a discussion of momentous issues like Brexit, world trade and global warming.

Environmentalists have been complaining of alleged hypocrisy after reports that a record number of flights by carbon-spewing private jets would ferry rich corporate bigwigs to talk at the event this year.

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish 16-year-old, whose speech to a climate conference in December went viral, was speaking on a panel with musicians Bono and Will.I.Am when she brought up the issue.

"Some people say that the climate crisis is something that we will have created, but that is not true, because if everyone is guilty then no one is to blame. And someone is to blame," Greta said.

"Some people, some companies, some decision-makers in particular, have known exactly what priceless values they have been sacrificing to continue making unimaginable amounts of money. And I think many of you here today belong to that group of people."

Greta, who got a waiver from school to travel 32 hours from her home in Sweden – by train, to keep her carbon footprint down, said she wanted those in the audience to "panic".

"I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. We owe it to the young people, to give them hope. I want you to act … as if the house was on fire. Because it is,” she added.

There was apparently a short pause in the room before U2 front man Bono started clapping, according to CNN.

The conference centre in the ski resort of Davos is bustled with business executives, presidents and prime ministers, heads of non-governmental organisations, scientists, and artists.

Several hundred environmentalists and political activists have bene protesting and waving green and red flags to demonstrate their opposition to the WEF and capitalism.

Greta too is a keen activist and has been staging weekly sit-ins outside the Swedish parliament. She says she will not stop until her country is in line with the Paris Agreement. 

But the biggest joke is that tax dodger Bono even dared to be there, never mind clap.


Could this be the same Bono who narrowly escaped death after his private jet door fell off in 2014?



Or the same Bono who flew into Sydney on a private jet, during his 2010 tour?

Bono Boards a Private Jet


Or the same Bono who loves to flaunt his luxury private yacht?




Perhaps little Greta should be more careful who she shares panels with in future.

But I wonder who paid her fare?

  1. Joe Public permalink
    January 26, 2019 11:11 pm

    Greta’s a victim of child grooming.

  2. markl permalink
    January 27, 2019 12:08 am

    So the AGW crowd continues to weaponize children with their propaganda stream. “I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.” is a statement that needs some serious blow back to whoever gave her those thoughts….. or more likely words. AGW will need major explanation when these children grow up and realize they were lied to.

    • DaveR permalink
      January 27, 2019 4:08 am

      Yip, but don’t expect that undoubted inevitable counter-reaction anytime soon.

      Here’s some stuff c/o Scottish Gov education policy that puts the tin lid on ‘direction’:

      Weather and Climate Change Make a Difference

      ‘Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing the global community in the 21st century. Scientists believe that the world is heating up rapidly and that this will cause changes to our weather and climate. Scotland is taking a
      lead on tackling climate change with the Climate Change (Scotland) Act which
      commits Scotland to the world’s most ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Our country has responded positively to the challenge and is seeking to be a world leader in harnessing renewable technology creating jobs, helping the economy and demonstrating leadership on the international stage.’


      ‘In a sustainable school there will be strong leadership and vision from the
      senior management team and issues relating to global citizenship will be
      embedded within the ethos and curriculum and through whole school
      action plans on transport, relationships, community links, school estate
      management and so on. The three main areas of focus for a sustainable
      school are: curriculum, campus and community.’

      Those three c’s put me in mind of Peter Cook’s lampooning of fitba manageresque – the three m’s parody – ‘motivation, motivation, motivation.’

      There’s more:


      ‘The Scottish Government has also set targets for renewable energy in Scotland:

      Generate 31% of our electricity from renewable energy by 2011.

      Generate 50% of all the electricity used in Scotland from renewable
      sources by 2020.

      11% of Scotland’s heat to come from renewable sources by 2020.
      Scotland is at the cutting edge of renewable energy technologies. Our country has amazing natural resources that we can use to generate cleaner, greener electricity.
      There are already 80,000 ‘green jobs’ in Scotland. Wave and tidal projects
      alone employ about 5000 people. It is anticipated that a further 50,000
      green jobs will be created in the next 10 to 15 years. In the future, maybe all of our energy will be generated using wind, solar, biomass, wave and water power.’

      Click to access WeatherClimateChangeMakeaDifference.pdf

      Let’s see just how this has turned out, so far…

    • Martin Hovland permalink
      January 29, 2019 7:46 pm

      Will they grow up? Perhaps they find a rope and a tree, instead….

  3. January 27, 2019 12:42 am

    A listing of the UK’s private jetters to Davos would be interesting and provide some hopefully over-ripe fruit for future use.

    I see they< previously produced a list of attendees – but I don’t see this years anywhere.

    Anybody know where they put it this year?

    • Mark Hodgson permalink
      January 27, 2019 8:51 am

      I’ve been searching tomo, but I can’t find it either. Funny that…

  4. January 27, 2019 12:44 am

    A time lapse animation of the assorted jets on Flightradar24 would be amusing.

  5. trevor collins permalink
    January 27, 2019 2:13 am

    greetings from New Zealand…I thought you were talking about…..’bonehead’?? thank you…how did he get home tonight?? regards, Trevor.

  6. January 27, 2019 2:59 am

    If she feels great fear every day as she claims, then she should think herself fortunate she was not around in October 1962 as I was and about the same age as she is now. She would have completely lost her mind! Relax Greta, it’ll be alright.

    • keith permalink
      January 27, 2019 10:37 am

      Roger, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head there. October 1962, I remember it well, we nearly weren’t any more. Far more disturbing than the fake climate prophesies we’ve had for the last thirty years.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 27, 2019 12:39 pm

        That is the point of this whole charade, because the public were no longer scared sh!tless they needed something else as stated by the Club of Rome, they started with the Coming Ice Age, only for that to collapse when it started warming.
        Then it was the Ozone Hole and then Acid Rain and then Global Warming.
        As “Global” warming was not apparent it morphed into Climate Change and as the public does not seem too bothered by the climate changing they are trying “Air Pollution” killing thousands at the same time as climate change.
        They have brainwashed the Kids in to believing it all, it is the disgrace of the 20th & 21 century.

      • roger permalink
        January 27, 2019 2:25 pm

        I remember well sitting at my desk in a somewhat Dickensian Admiralty office as deadline approached and ready and eager if necessary to sally forth as a Civil Defence Rescue officer to put into use my last nuclear lecture ‘ the use of small tools in confined spaces’.
        Funny how some things stick in your mind at moments of stress!
        Perhaps the 1960s were a time of innocence.

  7. Kone Wone permalink
    January 27, 2019 4:41 am

    She joins that cretin Bono in the idiot league.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 27, 2019 12:41 pm

      Brainwashed idiot in her and many, many youngsters cases.
      My 25 year old great Nephew “believes” the ice is melting, the Polar Bears are dying etc etc.

  8. January 27, 2019 6:23 am

    “I want you to feel the fear I feel every day.” Greta is seriously mentally disturbed. It is probably the fault of her teachers.

  9. Ian Phillips permalink
    January 27, 2019 8:19 am

    Rather like that daughter of some official shedding crocodile tears in front of the cameras in the US, set up to swing public opinion more firmly behind the Iraq war…..worked like a dream.

  10. smoke&mirrors permalink
    January 27, 2019 8:25 am

    “a short pause in the room” . Sounds like buttock-clenching embarrassment at a minor being paraded in front of the media. Oh the relief that someone broke the silence!

  11. January 27, 2019 10:32 am

    Yes, yes, it’s all because some people want to keep making money…

    Anytime some “activist” comes up with this explanation you know they have not the slightest clue and cannot actually comprehend why people disagree with them.

  12. Immune to propaganda permalink
    January 27, 2019 10:58 am

    Poor little Greta, brainwashed by school propaganda. As for Bono, he’s clearly detached from reality.

  13. Dave Ward permalink
    January 27, 2019 11:50 am

    “Shouldn’t silly little girls like this be at school?”

    But one of her young German supporters, Jakob Blasel, said combating climate change was “for us more important than education”.

    • RAH permalink
      January 27, 2019 12:10 pm

      Of course. The ignorant and stupid are a must for the scam to be perpetuated.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 27, 2019 12:43 pm

        No they are neither ignorant or stupid, they are “brainwashed” from primary school onwards.
        It is UN Agenda 21, 30 and Sustainability writ large.

      • RAH permalink
        January 27, 2019 12:55 pm

        Ignorance is the lack of learning/education. Stupidity is the lack of the ability to learn. Both types keep the meme alive.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 27, 2019 1:55 pm

        Sorry, but you are wrong and my Great Nephew, who is a believer proves it.
        He is 25, he has many A levels, can drive a car, pilot an Airplane and has a US business degree.
        He is both educatable and educated, but cannot shake off what he was taught in Secondary School, funnily enough studying for his A levels.
        There are just too many College and University student “believers” for them all to be stupid and ignorant.
        They have been brainwashed, which has been re-inforced by so many so called celebrities telling them exactly the same thing that they learnt in school and further re-inforced by the BBC & MSM propoganda war.

      • RAH permalink
        January 27, 2019 2:39 pm

        And yet he is ignorant about climate science and geologic history. Like I tried to make clear. Ignorance and stupidity are quite different things. One can be a genius and still be ignorant about many subjects. The reason doesn’t matter. The fact is if he had real knowledge about natural/earth sciences and the geologic history of this planet he wouldn’t believe what he does about climate change.

        Harvard graduates display their ignorance of basic science.

      • RAH permalink
        January 27, 2019 2:45 pm

        A C Osborn
        Next time your in contact with your nephew ask him to explain what the three Milankovitch cycles are.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 28, 2019 2:16 pm

        But that is the whole point, he is “ignorant” as you call it because despite having straight As for Geography and Environmental studies they are not taught the truth or given the relevant information.
        They are only taught the “party line” on Climate Change.
        It took a Court Case in the UK to prevent the schools here using Al Gore’s “An Incovenient Truth” as Educational data.
        They are brainwashed and part of that brainwashing is to ignore any contrary information from Oil & Coal Industry paid lying cheating Forums like this one.

        Rah, I kid you not.

      • RAH permalink
        January 28, 2019 3:02 pm

        Look man, you can’t change the reason for the seasons. Think of that! For those kids to give the answer they did they have to be ignorant of the fact that it’s summer in NH when it’s winter in the SH. They cannot know the what real meaning of what an equinox or solstice is. They cannot have observed that the suns path is further south during the winter (assuming they’re from the NH) than it is during the winter.

        That ignorance is not the product of indoctrination. It is the lack of having been taught.

        Now the fact that they lacked the curiosity to find out what a solstice or equinox is when they almost certainly have heard those terms used most certainly could be a product an indoctrination which does not teach critical thinking. An education system that does not teach them to question and examine what they are being taught and wonder what they are not being taught.

        I am not arguing that our kids are not being indoctrinated in school. They most certainly are! What I am arguing is that they aren’t being taught even basic stuff about the world they live on and the universe that surrounds them. I mean really. Harvard Grads that don’t know the physical reason for the seasons? That is ignorance and not indoctrination. And that is a key element in why so called educated people believe in the scam of climate change.

  14. martinbrumby permalink
    January 27, 2019 1:42 pm

    Having had a bit of experience of teenagers (even was one, a long time ago), I wonder whether young Greta turns off her light when she exits her bedroom?

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 27, 2019 1:58 pm

      I would suggest that she uses all of the output of the Fossil Fuels that she so despises.
      The plastics, the technology, the heat, the light, her parents car(s) etc etc.
      And especially her Phone.

  15. Lezz permalink
    January 27, 2019 4:24 pm

    She appears to have all the credentials for a job as a BBC Environment Analyst. I’m sure Uncle Roger will be more than happy to continue with her brainwashing.

  16. Lezz permalink
    January 27, 2019 4:29 pm

    On the subject of Nobo, I can’t believe I’m the only one to have seen this………….

  17. Unbiased permalink
    January 27, 2019 5:29 pm

    You have should have just titled this crap price of journalism “Paul Holmwood hates Bono and wants to inflict the rest of the world with his crap journalism about it”.

    • January 27, 2019 6:48 pm

      Yes, prat!

    • Immune to propaganda permalink
      January 27, 2019 7:57 pm

      You’re an imbecile.

    • Lezz permalink
      January 28, 2019 10:34 am

      No you idiot, its the likes of the BBC who inflict their crap journalism around the world. If you can be so obviously influenced by some idiotic hypocrite, I suggest you just stick with them.

      • Immune to propaganda permalink
        January 28, 2019 11:10 am

        Unbiased is very biased and doesn’t understand the do as I say not as I do hypocrisy rife in the world of eco socialists Just like Bono in fact! I’m pretty sure Attenborough didn’t work to Davos to give his world is doomed speech either.

    • RAH permalink
      January 28, 2019 10:55 am

      I like the screen names morons like this one come up with.

      • A C Osborn permalink
        January 28, 2019 2:19 pm

        Rah, see what I mean, Brainwashed or Idiots or even both.

  18. Brian Cartwright permalink
    January 27, 2019 6:00 pm

    I have to admit I’m a Big Fan of U2 everything they do and sing about is off the scale in their public life…. I’m not too bothered about their private life….they’ve sung about their heroes….with their hero’s…..and fully understand all the trappings of a “Rock Star” lifestyle… I say good luck to them because they’ve earned their fame and right to be and think BIG… after all… isn’t that we want our Rock Stars to be?… they don’t need to explain or give reason for anything they do with their money or decisions in their private life just as we don’t have to in ours… although the band is public it doesn’t mean we own them….. or , that they owe us something…..I think you need to point your moral gun in a different direction…..

    • January 27, 2019 6:53 pm

      It is Bono who is pointing his moral gun at the rest of us.

      He is welcome to be as rich as he wants and as big a carbon footprint as he wants, as far as I am concerned.

      But he wants to lecture us on climate change. Don’t you find that slightly hypocritical?

      • RAH permalink
        January 28, 2019 9:57 am

        Just another in a long line of public figures and professors that are outright hypocrites. Those that consume and pollute far beyond the average while demanding the average do not. Those that live while demanding others do not. The list grows constantly.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 28, 2019 2:21 pm

      Heroes, they and you do not know the meaning of the word.
      And no we only, maybe, want to here their music whoever they are.
      Not their opinions.

  19. Malcolm Bell permalink
    January 28, 2019 8:52 am

    Someone should councel this girl’s guardians (parents, teachers) about Mental Health hysteria issues caused by unbalanced intellectual environment.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 28, 2019 2:22 pm

      Yes it is Mental Abuse by any othe name, if it was a “Cult” doing this they would enbd up in prison.

  20. quaesoveritas permalink
    January 28, 2019 9:32 am

    One wonders why this girl doesn’t concern herself with one of the many genuine humanitarian issues of the day, e.g. the situation in Yemen, rather than the imagined one of “climate change”.
    I suppose she imagines that all other problems are caused by “climate change”.

    • A C Osborn permalink
      January 28, 2019 2:24 pm

      “I suppose she imagines that all other problems are caused by “climate change”.”
      That is what they are told, just about every ill in the world is caused by Climate Chane.

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