Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate march, in Turin, Italy, Friday. Dec. 13, 2019. Thunberg was named this week Time’s Person of the Year, despite becoming the figurehead of a global youth movement pressing governments for faster action on climate change. in Turin, Italy, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg attends a climate march, in Turin, Italy, Friday. Dec. 13, 2019. Thunberg was named this week Time’s Person of the Year, despite becoming the figurehead of a global youth movement pressing governments for faster action on climate change. in Turin, Italy, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

LETTER: Just more ‘blah, blah, blah’

Letter to the editor

To the editor,

Recently, Greta Thunberg aptly described the global-warming (non)efforts of faux or neo-environmentalist politicos as just more “blah, blah, blah.”

To me, she was also saying that, while bone-dry-vegetation world regions uncontrollably burn, mass addiction to fossil fuel products undoubtedly helps keep the average consumer quiet about the planet’s greatest polluter, lest they feel and/or be publicly deemed hypocritical.

Meanwhile, (neo)liberals and conservatives remain overly preoccupied with vocally criticizing one another for their relatively trivial politics and diverting attention away from some of the planet’s greatest polluters, where it should and needs to be sharply focused.

Industry and fossil-fuel friendly governments can tell when a very large portion of the populace is too tired and worried about feeding/housing themselves or their family and the virus-variant devastation still being left in COVID-19’s wake — all while on insufficient income — to criticise them for whatever environmental damage their policies cause or allow, particularly when not immediately observable.

In fact, until recently, I had not heard Greta’s name in the mainstream corporate news-media since COVID-19 hit the world.

Frank Sterle Jr.

White Rock, B.C.