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Will Greta Go By Donkey?

December 5, 2019

By Paul Homewood

h/t Joe Public




Carta enviada por la Asociación Fray Hernando de Talavera greta Thunberg.


Which roughly translated from the Spanish means:

 They offer a donkey to Greta Thunberg to get to Madrid: "The expenses would be on our side"

The generous offer comes from the Association of Neighbours in Toledo.

No doubt, little Greta will be delighted to accept this offer, and travel in true zero carbon fashion.

As the Association point out:

"Our ancestors have used it and it has been the most environmentally friendly in human displacement."

  1. December 5, 2019 7:28 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate-

  2. John Warren permalink
    December 5, 2019 7:28 pm

    Good luck with that! I look forward to hearing of her uncomfortable journey and sore backside. I trust she takes into account that she will cover 25 – 20 miles a day. Still, keeps her out of school.

  3. johnbillscott permalink
    December 5, 2019 7:40 pm

    Maybe they will fly in a TESLA from the USA and a diesel generator for recharging it,

  4. Broadlands permalink
    December 5, 2019 7:40 pm

    The big problem is the donkey waste product will be distributed along the road and oxidized. The carbon returned to the atmosphere. CO2 is the waste from photosynthetic sequestration, otherwise known as food…for donkeys, little girls and politicians worried about the climate.

    • Philip Foster (Revd) permalink
      December 5, 2019 9:47 pm

      And what about all the methane generated by the donkey?

  5. December 5, 2019 8:08 pm

    So much for my idea that she would go by a wind and solar powered wooden bicycle.

  6. Nancy & John Hultquist permalink
    December 5, 2019 8:13 pm

    What’s wrong with walking?
    Okay, she would be late. She did miss the opening, I think.

    She, parents, and handlers should all walk back to Sweden,

  7. Chris permalink
    December 5, 2019 8:16 pm

    Hope so Chris

  8. Paul Michaels permalink
    December 5, 2019 8:18 pm

    All very well, but don’t asses fart quite a bit?

  9. December 5, 2019 8:19 pm

    After meeting with all the political donkeys in the US its only fitting that the new Holy Virgin goes to Madrid in true saintly style and uses a donkey. That would probably deepen the feelings of a certain Swedish church that has declared Greta to be the second coming of Christ.

  10. Stonyground permalink
    December 5, 2019 8:19 pm

    Oh yes, brilliant idea. Don’t you think that she has enough of a messiah complex already?

  11. Nordisch-geo-climber permalink
    December 5, 2019 8:36 pm

    If she was my child, I would wish that she would go back to school and learn some geology, astronomy, physics and historical meteorology perhaps. A bit of energy economics would not go amiss.

  12. john cheshire permalink
    December 5, 2019 9:52 pm

    This is what I think:

  13. December 5, 2019 10:11 pm

    Will there be palm-frond waving devotees lining the route?

    • ianprsy permalink
      December 6, 2019 8:49 am

      There must be a palm frond shortage. She’s just arrived – by train. Not clear whether it was an electric train.

  14. Portuguese permalink
    December 5, 2019 10:30 pm

    We Portuguese and the Spanish have been laughing for days about the stupidity that involved her passage through Lisbon. Very LOL.
    Just to give all an idea, she was to sail into Lisbon at 8 am in the morning. I followed the stuff on a radio station that was in a boat nearby. It got stuck at the entrance of the Tajo river, and stayed there for hours… 4 hours later, the journalist on the nearby boat told that they just put the sails down, put the boat engines roaring, and got off to Doca of Alcantara. Made my day then.
    Then came this hilarious donkey alternative. Made another day!
    At this precise moment, she is on a train that will have to change to a diesel locomotive to make about 100 Km of the distance between Lisbon and Madrid… I can tell you, btdt, she’s in for a bumpy ride till Madrid! LOL

    • December 9, 2019 5:35 am

      If she does have to go by donkey, she’ll have wear the appropriate attire…

  15. It doesn't add up... permalink
    December 5, 2019 10:32 pm

    It was Professor Sir Wilfred Beckermann who commented that if we had stuck with equine transport, London would by now be under 6 ft of horse manure given the growth in transportation. Of course, he was really pointing out the nature of the Limits to Growth forecasts.

    This particular offering is in similar vein, since of course the ancestor who most famously entered a city on a donkey was Christ – an event celebrated every Palm Sunday. The reference to the pilgrimage between the monasteries of Guadalupe and Jeronimos in Madrid is also full of satirical ironies.

    UNESCO says of Guadalupe

    The site has played a leading role in the history of medieval and modern Spain, being linked to the Crown of Castile from the reign of Alfonso XI and the other Peninsular kingdoms – particularly after the conquest of Granada, which resulted in the unification of all territories, the emergence of the Modern State in Europe, the end of the period of the Reconquest, and the discovery of the New World.

    Its influence in the evangelisation of the discovered land has been enormous, spreading sanctuaries, institutions, and offerings in honour of the Virgin of Guadalupe, whose validity and relevance is still alive. The monastery was also a leading cultural centre for workshops and scientific activity: a centre which spread knowledge of botany and medicine through the Medical School of Guadalupe, first mentioned in 1451, or through the School of Surgery. It was also a centre where techniques were applied and experimented in luxury goods and music. This relevance is today portrayed in specific museums within the monastery.

    The Monastery symbolises two significant events in world history that occurred in the same year, 1492, namely the final expulsion of the Muslim power from the Iberian Peninsula and the discovery of the American continent by Christopher Columbus. Its influence on the evangelisation of the Americas was substantial; the statue of Santa María de Guadalupe became a powerful symbol of the Christianisation of much of the New World. The Monastery was, and remains, a centre of pilgrimage for the Western world and Latin America.

    I found the following note on Jeronimos

    From 1528 to 1833 the monastery was the site of the investiture of the Prince of Asturias, the heir to the Spanish throne. The monks were expelled in 1808 during the War of Independence, and the church was closed temporarily in 1836 following the Decree Exclaustration, when it was used for a time as the headquarters of the artillery.

    During the late 19th century, it underwent two main periods of restoration, the first ending in 1859 with Pascual y Colomer’s addition of the towers, and in 1879 with restoration as a parish church by Enrique María Repullés y Vargas. The impressive stairway leading to the entrance was constructed in 1906 for the wedding of King Alfonso XIII, and King Juan Carlos I was proclaimed King in the church in 1975.

    Who better to be anointed there than Greta?

  16. Coeur de Lion permalink
    December 5, 2019 10:37 pm

    Last time I rode on a burro was at Petra. Slipped and banged my face on the iron pommel of the saddle . Looked like a panda for weeks.

  17. It doesn't add up... permalink
    December 5, 2019 11:10 pm

    Will she dine on burritos?

  18. December 6, 2019 12:54 am

    For all my friends from UK I would encourage you to watch all Tony Heller videos on you tube ,he proves the alarmists wrong by using historical data.And shows weather stations that are in heat sink areas. Also watch on you tube, Dr.Patrick Moore who was a previous green peace member and quit in 1986. He explains the falsehood of C02 causing climate change. The alarmists have turned into a cult religion.Watch these videos and spread them around the UK and Europe.Another good one on the cost of renewable energy is Dr. Harris at the heartland Institute.The UK is getting ripped off with the cost of power and renewable’s will never be able to replace base power so brace yourself for power blackouts

  19. Eliza permalink
    December 6, 2019 6:50 am

    We have our own Greta now disseminate!

  20. Chaswarnertoo permalink
    December 6, 2019 7:39 am

    A donkey, on a donkey.

  21. Jonas permalink
    December 6, 2019 8:31 am

    I am a bit concerned about the fact that the donkey breath and farts – that gives a lot of CO2 and methane emissions. I think Greta should go for teleportation instead.

    • dave permalink
      December 6, 2019 11:01 am

      The RSS figure for November’s global satellite “temperature anomalies” is unchanged from October’s, while the UAH analysis shows it to be up a little.

      Sun continues to be spotless.

      Jet streams are bendy.

      Just saying.

  22. Ian Cook permalink
    December 6, 2019 11:26 am

    I think she is leaving the donkey stunt until Easter as being more fitting to her status. She is the actual Messiah of course, not that previous imposter. As there is no science, it has to be a religion.

  23. December 6, 2019 11:51 am

    And from the back of the noble beast she can experience El Greco’s “View of Toledo.”

  24. Martin Howard Keith Brumby permalink
    December 6, 2019 12:34 pm

    Well, if the loony Gang Green are abusing blind people for using a guide dog:-

    I can’t imagine they would be happy about Saint Greta actually riding on a donkey.

    I think she should carry the donkey to Madrid. After all, I’m sure he has a far better understanding of the climate than she does. And at least he isn’t in it for the money.

  25. Gerry, England permalink
    December 6, 2019 2:00 pm

    Back to the Future Part 4 – coming to the real world around you soon! Or should that be Back to the Past?

  26. Ian Phillips permalink
    December 6, 2019 7:31 pm

    For her next ocean crossing, it has to be a “pedalo”.

  27. M E permalink
    December 7, 2019 12:30 am

    The church calendar in Spain will tell Ms Thunberg that it is now the season of Advent which means that we need to prepare for the Second Coming, the End of Days, and a New Heaven and New Earth…and even a Swedish Church will know that.
    We don’t know when that will happen so all this fuss about tipping points is rather pointless.
    She needs to be ready like all the rest of us for the Judgement which can happen at any minute.

  28. December 7, 2019 3:00 pm

    Not only Greta
    what happened to the 36 activists copying her ?
    who set sail from Amsterdam on the Regina Maris

    I see this “The original crew will attend virtually from Martinique,
    our representative group in Europe is getting ready to go to Madrid! 🇪🇸 ”
    “You can help with the crowdfunding”

  29. Andrew permalink
    December 7, 2019 7:58 pm

    I just don’t understand how so many seemingly intelligent people can have such strong views on such an important issue without ever sitting down by themselves and actually thinking about it. A few minutes contemplation should be enough for anybody to come up with sufficient questions to spark enquiry leading to at least a degree of skepticism. How can they have a religious type fervour whilst claiming science is behind them and never apply any logical thought to the issue at all.
    (Only ‘such an important issue’ because our great and good leaders have it so wrong).
    I was confident the whole thing would blow over years ago but on it goes more dangerous and destructive than ever. Bring on Global Cooling- we’ll all suffer from that but at least sanity will return.

    • December 8, 2019 10:36 am

      “Bring on Global Cooling- we’ll all suffer from that but at least sanity will return.” – Andrew

      Your logic is commendable, but they aren’t displaying a high degree of rationality.They got the warming all wrong. I don’t see how we can expect they’ll come to their senses if it starts to cool.

  30. December 8, 2019 7:11 am

    Will Greta go by Donkey?

    Anything that will make her angrier.

  31. December 8, 2019 7:20 am

    OH, the cognitive dissonance!

  32. Mike Boulton permalink
    December 9, 2019 2:37 pm

    Paul, it’s Talavera (de la Riena) in Toledo province not the town of Toledo. Talavera is the site of one of the Duke of Wellington’s victories (27th/28th July 1809) over the French during the Peninsula War. Visited it a couple of times while living and working in Madrid.

  33. December 11, 2019 12:10 am

    Dear Greta,

    It isn’t CO2, nor is it methane from animal exhaust that’s the problem. It’s ignorant spoiled brats like yourself. I don’t blame you, though. You have been lied to by your government, your schools, your parents and activist scientists, all of whom have an agenda which involves using you but doesn’t have your best interests at heart. I can’t say I blame you for being angry, but maybe some day you can stop misdirecting that anger at those of us trying to tell you the truth.

    Best Regards

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