Whitehorse Daily Star

Climate strike planned for Friday

Whitehorse residents will rally for the climate at noon Friday in front of the Elijah Smith Building.

By Whitehorse Star on September 20, 2022

Whitehorse residents will rally for the climate at noon Friday in front of the Elijah Smith Building.

Fridays for Future is a youth-led and organized movement that began in August 2018.

That occurred after 15-year-old Greta Thunberg and other young activists sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest against the lack of action on the climate crisis.

Friday’s global climate strike will call for wealth distribution to the communities most impacted by climate change, organizers said.

Comments (33)

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DL on Sep 25, 2022 at 3:45 am

If people can be easily hypnotized into giving up their freedom over some contradictory covid lies, why not do it with the climate lies...

"World Economic Forum Cites Compliance with COVID Mandates to Promote ‘Climate Change’ Lockdowns"

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North_of_60 on Sep 24, 2022 at 8:45 pm

Environmentalism Is A Fundamentalist Religion Steeped In Green Dogma

Today’s climate activists resemble nothing so much as a religious movement, with carbon the new devil’s spawn. The green movement is increasingly wedded to a kind of carbon fundamentalism that is not only not realistic but will reduce living standards in the West and around the world.

And as with other kinds of religious fundamentalism, the climate hysteria is often overwrought and obviously so; a decade ago, the same activists predicted a planetary disaster by 2020 if the U.S. and China did not reduce their emissions by 80 percent—which of course never happened.


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Canada has been forsaken by the PM who keeps taken… Your rights, your freedoms, your money, and your dignity! WTF is wrong with ‘ewe’ people? on Sep 22, 2022 at 8:04 pm

At Arnie on Sep 22, 2022 at 6:56 am & Arnie on Sep 22, 2022 at 6:48 am:

That’s funny - My doctor uses google in his diagnostication. Many doctors use google in epidemiology etc. Doctors do not have all that information in their heads - FFS!

Google has many scholarly articles and applications. Many who comment in these forums have articulable knowledge on the subjects they discuss. Many more are educated in research and methodology and can determine whether the information cited has credibility and standing in the research literature.

None of this requires a particular level of intelligence but rather an aptitude for and interest in the subject matter discussed. The fact that people use pictures, type slowly, and provide articles and research to explain things to Liberals who literally make shyt up is provocative to Liberal minds.

Their confusion makes them susceptible to lashing out in frustration and anger… I don’t understand… That’s tardid!
Liberals are so use to making stuff up and going with it that it never occurs to them that knowledge has already been created and written down somewhere. Thinking is hard!

The consequences of not thinking are disastrous, it causes Liberalism wherein fantasy becomes fact, and reality becomes offensive to the whims of the petulant, man-child, currently leading our disgraced ‘post-nation’.

Seriously, who would hire this clown for a job anywhere?

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Cortical Dysfunction - Everywhere you look… Cortical dysfunction! on Sep 22, 2022 at 4:05 pm

At bonanzajoe on Sep 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm:

It’s worse than that Bonanzajoe - It is the utterance of the argument from authority. This is a well known source of bias.

Then of course we must consider things like the Harvard debate team that lost a debate against a group of inmates. Of course there is La Liberal Delusion that their authority is always right even when, especially when, it is Left.

Trauma sells! These effing ……. currently in charge are ruining our so-called future… Children are the future… Let them lead the way…

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Groucho d'North on Sep 22, 2022 at 1:36 pm

If the real topic is about getting a handle on climate change, why then is wealth redistribution an item for discussion? In some of the climate proposals being made in the USA, gender politics and similar social change proposals are being included in a omnibus fashion so all get equal support by the decisionmakers.
What does gender identity have to do with climate change? You are being lied to, this is about much more than how warm the planet might get. https://womendeliver.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Climate-Change-Report.pdf. Agenda 2030 is underway as we speak.

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Josey Wales on Sep 22, 2022 at 12:55 pm

They have wee malleable mind that are not EVER taught to think (also proper) but what to think, and how to think it.
Teachers unions create this atmosphere, look at how many alleged teachers are in politics currently...and the gibberish they allegedly stand for.
More abuse and gaslighting of our future will happen in these indoctrination halls, no accountability, no questions, no tolerance for said questions from the tolerance crews.
...and Greta is a spoiled brat that clearly has been used by her parents

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Josey Wales on Sep 22, 2022 at 12:47 pm

Hey Vlad...ya forgot the Ontario shop teacher in your participation.
Ya know the one that looks right outta mad magazine and how they exaggerated the female (proper) anatomy.
...but somehow the world we now been engineered into?

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Josey Wales on Sep 22, 2022 at 12:12 pm

Hey...is it just me, No...
“Millions of others just like me have got a feeling that the worlds gone wrong” George Orwell 1939.

Then boom...into Poland, established camps both work and death, I shan’t go on...nor ever forget.
So...is it just me, no millions AND millions of us out here.
Why do you think so so many wish us quiet, or better yet gone entirely from the public square...metaphorically.

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Vlad on Sep 22, 2022 at 9:28 am

So today it was learned that ONE 3.5 gigawatt windmill arrived in Inuvik with a cost over run of 20 million bringing the total damage to 70 million. Also in news today a brave fellow is walking across the North to fundraise for anti poverty. And tomorrow we have ill advised kids marching around Whitehorse for the climate…..what a mess!

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Steven on Sep 22, 2022 at 7:40 am

mythbuster, you had me on your side until you started making it about Left or Right, which brought an irrelevant variable into your explanation. The "Left" and "Right" both produce the same amount and type of garbage/recycling, and both have made promises to improve things, because that's the type of bs that wins people over to get a vote. I very much enjoyed your first two paragraphs.

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Arnie on Sep 22, 2022 at 6:56 am

@Kappo The google search experts also drive the Doctors nuts as you might well imagine. I've got my google phd I think I'll go and post on FB and be somebody with somebody elses content taking vicarious credit for non thought.

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Arnie on Sep 22, 2022 at 6:48 am

@Kappo You are stacking established credible institutions up against google searches producing instant Utube offerings. You don't stand a chance on this forum.

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Is it just me or did we just get hit with a shyt ton of crazy these last 7 years or so on Sep 21, 2022 at 11:39 pm

Groucho d'North on Sep 21, 2022 at 1:22:

I agree! The incestuous relationship between media and the government is one that corrupts our thoughts, our morals, and our intellect with commensurately catastrophic injury to our democracy.

The repetitive sensationalism sung in chorus by the so-called independent news media drives the rhythmic undulations of a calculating despotism… A deep rooted despotism advanced in the name of Liberalism.

True stupidity is common in politics. However, less common is ‘deliberate’ stupidity! No individual could be this obtuse - At this level of stupidity one is in danger of dying because they forget to breathe…

Here is something to consider:

“We are incessantly told about disasters, whether it is the latest heat wave, flood, wildfire or storm. Yet the data overwhelmingly show that over the past century people have become much, much safer from all these weather events. In the 1920s, around half a million people were killed by weather disasters, whereas in the last decade the death toll averaged around 18,000. This year, like both 2020 and 2021, is tracking below that. Why? Because when people get richer, they get more resilient.”

“But it’s not only weather disasters that are getting less damaging despite dire predictions. A decade ago, environmentalists loudly declared that Australia’s magnificent Great Barrier Reef was nearly dead, killed by bleaching caused by climate change. The Guardian newspaper even published an obituary. This year, scientists revealed that two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef shows the highest coral cover seen since records began in 1985. The good-news report got a fraction of the attention the bad news did.”


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bonanzajoe on Sep 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm

@Kappo on Sep 20, 2022: "Check out what MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, NASA and the University of Tokyo have to say about it." You just named all the left wing Marxist influenced Colleges and Universities in the world.

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Pjt1959 on Sep 21, 2022 at 7:35 pm

So here we go again. Everyone showing is going say how bad gas &oil is but guess what they are all wearing petroleum byproducts in their clothing and all have their electronics. Let’s not forget their vehicles. Maybe I could believe them if they could live without that stuff. Oh no warm holidays or airplane flights. They all need to walk the talk not just talk the talk.

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Nell Fenwick on Sep 21, 2022 at 2:17 pm

The air we breathe is 4/10,000 parts carbon. A hundred years ago it was 2.5 parts. Whether that increase is due to burning fossil fuels has not been determined. Teach kids to think, not what to think.

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Groucho d'North on Sep 21, 2022 at 1:22 pm

This has become a big game of my scientist can beat up your scientist. There are many noteable environmental scientists who do not march in lock step with the doonsday crowd.
Founder of Greenpace Patrick Morre: https://co2coalition.org/news/exclusive-former-greenpeace-founder-patrick-moore-says-climate-change-based-on-false-narratives/
Tim Ball: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpcUnVi9Nz4
and my favourite, Harold Lewis, Emeritus Professor of Physics, resigned due to the misinformation promoting climate change/warming: https://www.andrewcusack.com/2010/harold-lewis/
Google for more scientists who disagree, but for some reason, do not get the same level of media attention as the doomsday cultists.

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Groucho d'North on Sep 21, 2022 at 8:45 am

" Hey! If you think really hard, maybe we can stop this rain!" Chip Monck - Stage Announcer Woodstock 1969
It didn't work back then either.

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TMYK on Sep 21, 2022 at 7:33 am

The Social Justice clubs at our high schools help to organize these events. That’s right. There are teachers coaching these children on how to protest.

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Somebody Fire That Guy! on Sep 20, 2022 at 10:37 pm

There never has been an emergency:

“The most highly cited paper supposedly found 97 per cent of published scientific studies support man-made global warming. But in addition to poor survey methodology, that tabulation is often misrepresented. Most papers (66 per cent) actually took no position. Of the remaining 34 per cent, 33 per cent supported at least a weak human contribution to global warming. So divide 33 by 34 and you get 97 per cent, but this is unremarkable since the 33 per cent includes many papers that critique key elements of the IPCC position.”

And then there is this common sense analysis:

“Weather-fixated television news would make us think disasters are all getting worse. They’re not. Around 1900, about 4.5 per cent of the land area of the world burned every year. Over the last century, this declined to about 3.2 per cent In the last two decades, satellites show even further decline: in 2021 just 2.5 per cent burned. This has happened mostly because richer societies prevent fires. Models show that by the end of the century, despite climate change, human adaptation will mean even less burning.”

Canada is a laughing stock on the world stage again under the very incompetent leadership of J. Trudeau. I can hear his dramatic emphasis…

“Nothing really matters, Anyone can see,
Nothing really matters,
Nothing really matters to me
Any way the wind blows... Any way the wind blows doesn't really matter to
Me, to me…”

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Kappo on Sep 20, 2022 at 9:19 pm

@North of 60

Who exactly are these 'climate scientists' you are referring to and why do you trust this 'real world data' over other data collected?

All of the world's top scientific institutions and actual climatologists disagree with what you are saying. It is absolutely happening and absolutely not normal.

Check out what MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, NASA and the University of Tokyo have to say about it.


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bonanzajoe on Sep 20, 2022 at 8:42 pm

@Yukon Liberal on Sep 20: Princess Greta is now officially a multi millionaire. And she got it from useful idiots.
Now the world needs useful intellects to straighten out our messed up world. Don't send in a resume.

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Mark on Sep 20, 2022 at 7:04 pm

I am someone “older” and I do acknowledge that there is an issue with our environment. I, do, however want to make 2 points:

The first point is that I see a tremendous level of hypocrisy from many of the young people who blame others for the “climate crisis”. The same young people fly outside to go to tournaments, for shopping, and to watch concerts. Their yards have multiple vehicles, motor homes, quads, boats, and sleds. It appears in many cases that young people take-up a cause without cleaning-up their own yards and changing their (and their family’s) own consumption behaviour.

The second point is that the planet simply has too many people, and consequently too much consumption. If the world had one billion less people, the amount of demand for fossil fuels (for example) would be significantly less. We should try to reduce consumption but also some consideration should be given to the birth rate.

Thank you for your consideration to my opinion.

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mythbuster on Sep 20, 2022 at 6:39 pm

"Clean energy" depends on massive rare earth mines run by Communist China that poison everything around them. Wind turbines require huge amounts of balsa wood that are deforesting the Amazon. Neither turbines nor solar panels are recycled when they go bad. They end up in landfills and become toxic waste.

Much of the clean garbage that we call ‘recycling’ also ends up in landfills. The difference between dirty garbage and clean garbage is that we send some of the clean garbage off to China or third world countries where it’s recycled under primitive conditions and then shipped back to us. That is until China cracked down on the toxic hazards of the recycling industry and began refusing much of our clean garbage which now goes into equally clean landfills. That’s the dirty reality behind the recycling triangle and the ads filled with cartoon disposable goods eager to be recycled into new products at the behest of willing children.

The nonsensical tenets of environmentalism are the aesthetic fetishes of the upper class. They represent a cultural sensibility, not a scientific one. Its vocabulary reeks of escapism from the realities of life, smart technology, clean energy, and information stored in the ‘cloud’.

The myth of clean is powered by an escape from reality. That escapism has a high price, not only in the billions wasted and lives ruined by environmentalist gimmicks, but the entire bloody history of the Left which is one long escape from reality into the tyranny of philosopher-kings.

The Left’s energy and its garbage are no cleaner than its ideology and its history.


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Get Real on Sep 20, 2022 at 6:28 pm

@ Yukon Liberal - Have you actually listened to Gretta's messages regarding how to "fix" climate change. She is a little climate extremist now and future climate terrorist.

@North of 60 - Here is a newly released report titled "A critical assessment of extrema events and trends in times of global warming"
More science and no propaganda in this report.
The sky is not falling it is time to get real people!!!

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John on Sep 20, 2022 at 5:04 pm

I have a better idea- get a job.

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North_of_60 on Sep 20, 2022 at 4:42 pm

There is no "Climate Emergency". A big part of the effort by government and the press to misinform the public about energy and climate, is the use of fake and/or meaningless weather statistics. Real world climate data proves the "emergency" is fake, and debunks the beliefs of the Climate Cult.
An international study by climate scientists has found that there is “no evidence” of a climate emergency.
The study analysed data from heat, drought, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and ecosystem productivity, and could not find a trend either way. While every fear-mongering greenie is saying we've never seen extreme weather like we have in recent years... the scientists found the opposite.

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Salt on Sep 20, 2022 at 4:28 pm

COVID has grown stale so let's spin the Wheel of Grievances!
Back on climate change!
If you survived COVID, this time you will surely die.....UNLESS....you give us more money and surrender more of your freedoms!

Seriously people, who is this stupid!? Wealth redistribution ( aka socialism/communism/theft/gib dats) to fix the weather, organized by 'kids'. Sheesh.
Mao is calling, he wants his Cultural Revolution back.

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John on Sep 20, 2022 at 3:18 pm

Gee, I happen to be working, to make a living, that day. It is more important for me to have food on the table and a roof over my head. Perhaps for others who have nothing to do but beat their gums, whine and carry-on - or - they could get a job and find out what it is like to pay your way in society.

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Mr Facts on Sep 20, 2022 at 3:17 pm

Sorry, but I refuse to be lectured by the global elite who fly around on private jets for useless meetings and have a lifestyle we can only dream of. Did you know Joe Biden flew in a C-17 to London full of limousines for the Queens funeral? Get bent.

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Juniper Jackson on Sep 20, 2022 at 2:54 pm

Thats funny..a 15 year old who knows everything..the world is so lucky. NOT

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Yukon Liberal on Sep 20, 2022 at 2:11 pm

Greta Thunberg is such an inspiration. I am so happy to see our youth take notes from her!

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Wilf Carter on Sep 20, 2022 at 1:44 pm

About time we tell young people the truth about climate change and how it occurs not saying it is carbon based which is false. Carbon is used by trees to create oxygen and nitrogen which 99% what in our atmosphere and animals need to live including humans.

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