If You Can Access the American Cable News Network CNN, Watch the Town Hall this Thursday, May 14th, 2020 at 8 P.M.
A Brief Message from Niagara At Large reporter and publisher Doug Draper
Posted May 14th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Greta Thunberg, the 17-year-old climate activists from Sweden who, has perhaps done more than more than any other single individual today to mobilized a world movement to address the other life-and-death emergency we face – the global climate crisis – will be one of the featured guests on a ‘Global Town Hall’ that CNN is televising live this May 14th at 8 p.m.
At a time when many of us fear that COVID-19 has taken too much attention away from the other existential threat life on our planet faces, kudos to the producers at CNN for having Greta Thunberg on to remind us that the climate crisis is still very much alive.
CNN has already become a target of attacks for giving Greta Thunberg this platform though. Representatives of right-wing media outlets like Fox, and the usual legions of social media trolls have hurled no end of mud at the network and the young activist ahead of his broadcast.
Some critics asked what having a climate activist on one of a series of town halls CNN has held on the pandemic have to do with the pandemic.
The answer to that one should be obvious to anyone who has been paying attention to the growing mountain of research showing that unhealthy environments and human health crises often go hand in hand.
So please watch this one if you can. And for all of you people over the age of 40 or 50 out there, here is another chance to find out how much we can learn from young people not yet 20 years old.
Just before I sign off, my favourite retort the social media trolls blasting CNN for booking Greta Thunberg is this one from American resident Charlotte Clymer who took to Twitter;
“Let me see if I understand this: Dr. Oz and countless other men have been running in these cable news circuits for years spouting dangerous nonsense with few consequences, but a lot of y’all decided 17-year-old Greta Thunberg is a step too far?”
Watch her this Thursday, May 14th at 8 p.m. on CNN.
To read a story in The Miami Herald on the reaction Greta Thunberg’s coming appearance on the CNN town hall is receiving, click on – https://www.miamiherald.com/news/coronavirus/article242709701.html
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