Environmental activist Greta Thunberg has deleted a 2018 tweet saying that climate change would ‘wipe out humanity’ unless the world ceased using fossil fuels by 2023.
The Swedish campaigner had tweeted an article by gritpost.com detailing Harvard University professor James Anderson‘s warning that humanity would cease to exist if use of fossil fuels was not stopped within five years.
Thunberg’s now erased post stated: ‘A top climate scientist is warning that climate change will wipe out all of humanity unless we stop using fossil fuels over the next five years.’
The article on gritpost.com – whose website no longer exists – quoted Anderson, an atmospheric chemistry expert, where he argued there would be ‘essentially zero’ ice left in the Arctic by 2022.
The WayBack Machine also captured some of the replies to Thunberg five years on from the tweet.
One user asked: ‘It’s been five years GT, what’s up?’
Another wrote: ‘Is this the afterlife? I thought it’d be… better.’
A third wrote: ‘Why are we still here?’
— No Bailouts Poso ?? (@JackPosobiec) March 11, 2023
Many high-profile conservatives have been fast to troll the environmentalist over the apparent blunder- something Thunberg is not immune to after previous disputes with Andrew Tate and Donald Trump.
Charlie Kirk, the founder of right-wing group Turning Point USA tweeted: ‘One of the best headlines of the year so far… ‘Greta Thunberg deletes 2018 tweet saying world will end in 2023 after world does not end.”
To the selected few that is deciding the fate of humanity, to those that are demanding citizens of the world submit to their ideology and policies,
To the Democrat Party, to Klaus Schwab, to Al Gore, to Greta Thunberg, and to the WEF: pic.twitter.com/hRK9L0KCiB
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) March 9, 2023
Conservative film maker Dinesh D’Souza also tweeted: ‘Climate Radical Greta Thunberg Caught Red Handed: Deletes 2018 Tweet That Says World Will End Without Action by 2023.’
The article in question did not say humanity will be wiped out in five years, nor quotes Anderson as saying this, however.
Greta Thunberg deleted her 2018 tweet that said the world will end in 2023. pic.twitter.com/RiEwfJBqFt
— Ben Owen?? (@hrkbenowen) March 13, 2023
Despite this, other users questioned other aspects of the article’s argument.
Harvard’s James Anderson was quoted by the gritpost.com article as stating: ‘The chance that there will be any permanent ice left in the Arctic after 2022 is essentially zero.’
While the amount of ice in the Arctic has greatly reduced in recent years – around 595,000 square miles (1.54 million square kilometers) less than there was on average in the years between 2010 and 2018 – Anderson’s prediction has not come to actualization.
Thunberg is yet to produce an account as to the reason she has deleted the tweet.
This is not the first time Thunberg has caused an uproar on Twitter.
Last year, prior to his arrest in Romania, controversial influencer Andrew Tate shared a photo of himself fueling up his Bugatti supercar and taunting Thunberg to send him an email address so he could detail the ‘enormous emissions’ his gas-guzzling performance cars spewed out.
— Red Pill News (@RedPillReporter) March 12, 2023
He wrote: ‘Hello Greta Thunberg. I have 33 cars. My Bugatti has a w16 8.0L quad-turbo. My TWO Ferrari 812 competizione have 6.5L v12s. This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and its enormous emissions,’ boasted the social media star.
Thunberg then issued a brutal comeback in a tweet saying: ‘Yes, please do enlighten me. email me at smalld***[email protected].’
The activists quick-witted response sparked a social media storm, going viral within minutes.